Gayle L. Strong focuses her practice on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets, and assisting clients in recognizing and developing the value of their intellectual property assets. Gayle has litigated numerous trademark infringement actions and copyright infringement cases involving software, computerized map animations and photography. She is licensed to practice in the U.S. Patent Office and represents clients in trademark proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Office and in domain name dispute proceedings, as well as handling trademark clearance and trademark prosecution. Gayle's patent infringement litigation experience has involved telecommunications, novelty products and manufacturing methods.
Prior to earning her law degree, Gayle worked in the fields of clinical laboratory medicine, medical research and clinical product development.
Areas of Concentration
· Intellectual property litigation
· Trademark clearance and prosecution
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, Colorado American Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Board of Directors (2010-Present)
· Member, Colorado Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
· Member, Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
· Member, International Trademark Association, Emerging Issues Committee
Awards & Recognition
· Listed, "Bar Register of Women Lawyers," Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, 2012
· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2008
· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
· Judicial Clerk, Colorado Court of Appeals
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Presenter, "The 'Work Made for Hire' Doctrine: Who Owns the Copyright: Employer, Employee or Independent Contractor?" Colorado Law Institute, February 2007
· Presenter, "Work Made for Hire: Copyright Law and Ownership Concerns", CLE International Faculty, Intellectual Property Week, June 16, 2005
· Presenter, "Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights in the Employment Relationship," CLE International Faculty, January 2004 and Colorado Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, May 2002