Giulio Yaquinto

Giulio Yaquinto


Giulio Yaquinto’s practice is focused on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law. He’s earned distinction through victories in federal district courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, demonstrating great skill in protecting intellectual property rights through litigation. He also provides strategic counsel to combat online infringements, including social media violations, phishing scams, and internet-related fraud.

Focus areas:
Policing & Enforcement

Giulio Yaquinto practices trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law. He represents clients in federal courts across the country and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to policing infringements and developing enforcement strategies.

Giulio has experience in all stages of litigation, from the filing of pleadings through trial and appeal. He regularly authors winning briefs in federal district courts, and recently obtained a reversal for a client in a published decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has also obtained favorable judgements for clients in proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and domain-name disputes at the National Arbitration Forum.

In addition to litigation, Giulio advises clients on strategies to enforce their rights without resorting to a lawsuit, particularly in the online context. He often assists clients in overcoming challenges posed by infringement on social media platforms, as well as in connection with phishing scams and other internet-enabled fraud involving the unauthorized use of clients’ intellectual property.

Before beginning his career at Pirkey Barber, Giulio served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and as a summer clerk in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office.

Giulio earned his J.D. with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and a two-time Teaching Quizmaster in the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy.

In his free time, Giulio enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting museums, and traveling.

Texas Rising Stars List By Super Lawyers®, A Thomson Reuters Service (2022)

  • American Bar Association
    • IP Law Section
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Vice-Chair, Amicus Committee
    • Awards Committee Member (2016-2020)
  • The Honorable Lee Yeakel IP Inn Of Court

  • Co-Author With Bill Barber, The Universe In Trademark And Deceptive Advertising Surveys: Law, Science, And Design From The American Bar Association Section Of Intellectual Property Law, Forthcoming
  • Co-Author, The Infringer’s Mental State: Open Questions For Trademark Litigants, Aba Landslide Magazine, June 2021
  • Speaker, Updates On Contributory Liability And Infringement By Online Service Providers, In-House Cle, June 2021
  • Author, Trademark Remedies: How To Recover Actual Damages And Disgorgement Of Profits Under The Lanham Act, State Bar Of Texas IP Section Advanced Intellectual Property Law Institute, February 2021
  • Speaker, Trademark Remedies: Romag V. Fossil And Other Cases, State Bar Of Texas IP Section Advanced Intellectual Property Law Institute, February 2021
  • Speaker, Hot Topics In Trademark Law – Tiffany V. Costco And Trademark Counterfeiting, American Bar Association IP Fall Institute, September 2020
  • Author, Spurious Marks: A Holistic Approach To Defining Counterfeit Marks Under The Lanham Act, American Bar Association IP Fall Institute, September 2020
  • Co-Author With Tyson Smith, Alternate Realities: Taking Action Against Cyberspace Fraudsters Who Appropriate Trademarks For Phishing Scams, Cybersquatting, And Other Internet-Enabled Fraud, Aipla Mid-Winter Institute 2020, Concurrent Afternoon Track 1, January 31, 2020
  • Co-Author With Bill Barber, Monetary Relief Under The Lanham Act: Keys To Winning Damages, Profits, And Attorney Fees In Trademark Cases, Aipla 2019 Spring Meeting, Trademark Litigation Morning Track, May 2019

  • J.D. with Honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2017
    • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
  • B.F.A., Design, The University of Texas, 2010

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