Yaquinto, Giulio

Pirkey Barber | Attorney

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.