Julie K. Valdes​

  • Associate


Julie Valdes' practice encompasses a variety of intellectual property matters, with a focus on trademark counseling and litigation matters. Her experience includes preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications, drafting contracts, representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and copyright registrations. Julie is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati where she teaches Media Assets and Law. Julie holds a CIPP/US certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States).

Prior to joining the firm, Julie served as a judicial extern in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Julie also has prior work experience with clinical trials and within the Legal, Risk Management, and Compliance department of a local health system.

Julie earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Julie was a member of the Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Honor Board, the Student Legal Education Committee, and Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal. Julie also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound.

Areas Of Practice

  • Advertising
  • Copyrights
  • Privacy/Data Security
  • Publishing/Media
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2023
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2023


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Law Journal: Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal, Various
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
    • B.A. – 2014
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Religious Studies


  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Ohio Rising Stars, 2024

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • CincyIP, Secretary, 2020 to 2021
  • CincyIP, Board Member, 2022 to Present
  • International Trademark Association, Member, Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member, Present, Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Present, Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio
  • The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, University of Cincinnati