Carolyn Juarez


Carolyn Juarez is an experienced attorney focused on representing business and individuals in civil litigation, commercial disputes, litigation avoidance, and intellectual  property matters.   She has substantial experience representing clients in state and federal courts in a variety of areas, including breach of contract and license; counterfeit goods; false advertising; unfair competition; patent, copyright, and trademark infringement; and misappropriation of trade secrets.  She advises clients on the selection, clearance, adoption, and use of trademarks; domestic and international trademark prosecution; and trademark portfolio management.  She assists clients in the policing of their trademark rights in the U.S. and abroad through informal enforcement efforts and trademark office adversarial proceedings, and frequently counsels clients on intellectual property-related agreements and implementing business-wide best practices involving intellectual property.

Carolyn is active in the Colorado Bar Association, served as a member of the Advisory Board to the Intellectual Property Section, and was a long-time member of the Planning Committee for the annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, a nationally-renowned seminar for intellectual property practitioners.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, a local non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and advocacy.

Prior to joining Neugeboren O’Dowd, Carolyn was a member of Smith Byers LLC and founded Juarez Law LLC, and worked for nearly a decade at Cooley LLP, an American Lawyer 100 firm.  She graduated cum laude  from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004, where she was a Contributing Editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and received the E. Blythe Stason Award.  In 2005, Ms. Juarez was awarded the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, representing the University of Michigan Law School.  Ms. Juarez completed her undergraduate education at the University of Colorado, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing, cum laude.

Carolyn is admitted to the Colorado Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has also practiced before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and state courts in New York and Texas.


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