You have a name, a product or an idea … while these may be intangible, they represent your intellectual property – the unique character of your business. They are yours and yours alone, and like business owners the world over, you want to keep them that way.
A well-designed and well-researched intellectual property program helps to safeguard your names, products, business information, and ideas against infringement or copying by others. It can also save your business valuable time and money in the event a name or idea is already taken.
Judith has over 30 years experience practicing law in Colorado. She works to tailor an intellectual property protection program around your business’ unique needs – whether you are just starting a business, engaging employees or independent contractors, creating a new name for a product or service, developing or negotiating contracts, or preparing an advertising campaign. Her clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations.
Legal assistance includes: entity formation; trademark, copyright, and trade secret development, prosecution, protection, and management; drafting complex contracts (including government contracting and licensing); creating intellectual property standards, policies, and manuals; social medial and Internet law; publicity and privacy; due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and sales; defamation; real estate contract review and assistance; grant agreements; and mediation services.
Over her years in practice, she has worked in other varied areas including complex civil litigation, domestic issues, defamation, commercial and residential real estate, entity formation and maintenance, and more.
Judith was appointed to the Trademark Office Practices Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2016-2017 term. The committee evaluates and suggests improvements to trademark office practices, procedures, operations and regulations at the national, regional, and international levels. The committee monitors trademark office developments in various jurisdictions, complete analyses and propose policy recommendations to the Board. Work included report and submission writing and advocacy in conjunction with relevant INTA committees and staff.
In her spare time, Judith enjoys pilates, her two little white dogs, and inventing new recipes.
JD – University of Colorado Law School
BSFS, Foreign Service – Georgetown University
ABA Young Lawyer’s Division of the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Committee, Co-Chair (1989-1992)
CAFTA, Volunteer (2017-Present)
Colorado Bar Association (CBA)
CBA Law Practice Management Committee, Chair (1995-1998)
Colorado Mediation Services: Denver District Court, Volunteer (2018-Present)
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (COLA), Board of Directors Member (1988-1990)
Denver Bar Association (DBA)
Trademark Office Practices Committee:International Trademark Association (INTA) (2016-2017)
Colorado District Young Careerist Award, Business & Professional Women’s Association (1994)