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Gayle 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 and copyright infringement cases in various jurisdictions. She is licensed to practice in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and represents clients in trademark proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in domain name dispute proceedings, as well as providing trademark clearance and trademark prosecution services. Gayle's counseling and trademark portfolio management skills include obtaining U.S. and foreign trademark registrations around the world.

Prior to earning her law degree, Gayle worked in the fields of clinical laboratory medicine, medical research and clinical product development.


  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Trademark clearance and prosecution


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Trademark Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2015-2024
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Trademark Law, Denver, 2022
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2018-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2008, 2016-2020
  • Listed, World Trademark Review, "WTR 1000," 2015-2019
    • Ranked in Colorado, General Trademarks, 2019 
    • Ranked in Colorado, Prosecution and Strategy, 2015-2018
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Coach, University of Colorado School of Law moot competition team, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by INTA, 2014-2016
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado American Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Board of Directors and Co-chair of Mentor Program (2010-2014)
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
  • Member, Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • Member, International Trademark Association
    • Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, 2018
    • Free Trade Agreements Subcommittee, 2018


  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 1990
  • B.S., Microbiology and Chemistry, cum laude, Bowling Green State University
  • Judicial Clerk, Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office