5/11 AM Concurrent Track 1 - Trademark Prosecution

May 11, 2023 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

10:15 – 11:00 AM


Hot Topics for Trademark Owners: Parodies and Denials

New Evidentiary Standards Muddy Opportunities for Generic Marks

Speaker: Tayah Woodard, Seed IP Law Group, Seattle, WA

Doghouse for Parody or Whiskey Tears for Trademark Owners?

Giulio Yaquinto, Pirkey Barber, Austin, TX

Lisa Tittemore, Sunstein, LLP, Boston, MA




11:15 AM - 12:00 NOON

Trademark Enforcement

Moderator: Ethan Vodde, Lee & Hayes, Spokane, WA

Brand Protection in the Metaverse

Speaker: TBD

Trademark and the Use of AI Tools

Speaker: Andrea Shannon, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Houston, TX




  • 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.
  • Tittemore, Lisa

    Sunstein LLP | Partner

    Lisa is a partner at Sunstein LLP, a Boston-based intellectual property law firm. As Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice, Co-Chair of the DEI Committee, and a member of the Management Committee, she is regularly engaged in matters involving innovation. Lisa is an experienced litigator, serving as lead counsel in patent, trademark and copyright litigation in federal courts throughout the United States. Lisa has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, providing strategic counsel to clients on both domestic and international issues and guiding the firm’s efforts in protecting and enforcing clients’ valuable brands and ideas.