David E. Armendariz

darmendariz@pirkeybarber.comDirect: (512) 482-5237

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.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • J.D. with High Honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2012
    • Chancellor
    • Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Teaching Quizmaster
    • Legal Research Board
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • B.B.A., B.S., The University of Texas, 2005

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP

  • The Honorable Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
    • Civil Appellate and Civil Litigation sections

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “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) (co-author)
  • “Picking on the Little Guy? Asserting Trademark Rights Against Fans, Emulators, and Enthusiasts,” 90 Texas Law Review 1259 (2012)

ADMISSIONS

  • 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