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Carolyn Juarez

Smith Byers LLC
Member
Boulder, CO
Carolyn Juarez is an experienced litigation attorney focused on representing businesses and individuals in civil litigation, commercial disputes, 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 and trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets.  She advises clients on the selection, 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, trademark office adversarial proceedings, and litigation.   She  has recently litigated patents involving data compression, biofuels, and processing technologies for improving response time and image quality in LCD and other matrix display devices. 

Carolyn is active in the Colorado Bar Association, previously serving 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. 


Prior to joining Smith Byers LLC, Carolyn was an associate for nearly a decade at Cooley LLP, an American Lawyer 100 firm, founded Juarez Law LLC, and was Of Counsel with Leventhal Law APC.  She graduated cum laude  from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Contributing Editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and received the E. Blythe Stason Award.  Ms. Juarez was awarded the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, representing the University of Michigan Law School.  Ms. Juarez began her undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Colorado, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing, cum laude.