David Armendariz practices trademark and copyright law with a primary focus on litigation and policing. David represents clients in contentious matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and federal courts throughout the country.
His experience includes four years with Vinson & Elkins LLP. Before entering private practice, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Debra H. Lehrmann on the Supreme Court of Texas.
David earned his J.D. with High Honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a Chancellor. David also served as Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Before law school, David graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.
Outside the office, David loves spending time with his wife and three children.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
- Board of Directors
- The Honorable Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court
- Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow (2021)
- Austin Bar Association
- Board Member, Civil Litigation section
- State Bar of Texas
- Civil Appellate and Civil Litigation sections
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Intellectual Property Litigation by Woodward/White, Inc. (2022-2024)
- Rising Star list by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Magazine (2021-2022)
- Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service (2020-2022)
- Covington Pro Bono Service Award (2019)
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Co-Author, “Recent Developments in Media, Privacy, Defamation, and Advertising Law,” ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Winter 2017; Winter 2016; Winter 2015)
- Co-Author, “Developments in the Law of Newsgathering Liability,” CLE Materials, Communications Law in the Digital Age, Practising Law Institute (November 2014; November 2015)
- Author, “Picking on the Little Guy? Asserting Trademark Rights Against Fans, Emulators, and Enthusiasts,” 90 Texas Law Review 1259 (2012)
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit