Mrs. Trudell has experience in all areas of trademark, copyright and domain name law.
Her practice includes advising clients on domestic trademark protection and maintenance, including searching, clearing, filing and prosecuting. She also has experience with regard to Ex Parte practice and Opposition/Cancellation practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Her trademark practice includes advising clients and assisting with building and maintaining international trademark portfolios, including international trademark clearance, protection, prosecution and maintenance.
Mrs. Trudell also advises clients in the areas of copyright law, including the filing and prosecution of copyright registration applications with the U.S. Copyright Office. Mrs. Trudell also counsels clients on domain name disputes and has prosecuted a number of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings. Further, she counsels clients with regard to policing, enforcing, defending and licensing their intellectual property rights. Mrs. Trudell has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Vanderbilt University (B.E., Chemical Engineering, 1989)
University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 1998)
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 1998
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
Colorado Bar Association (Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section)
Denver Bar Association
International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Law & Practice – North America Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletins Committee, 2018-19 Committee Term - Appointed Co-Chair of the Subcommittee
Features Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletins Committee, 2016-17 Committee Term - Appointed Co-Chair of the Subcommittee
Features Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletins Committee, 2014-2015 Committee Term
Association News Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletins Committee, 2012-2013 Committee Term
Domain Disputes, Ownership and Whois Subcommittee of the Internet Committee, 2010-2011 Committee Term
Whois Subcommittee of the Internet Committee, 2008-2009 Committee Term
5280 Magazine Top Denver Attorneys, 2018
Best Lawyers® in America, 2018
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2018
World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000, individual recognition, 2014-2018
Colorado Super Lawyers, also recognized on the Top 50 Women list, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated
Presenter: " Best Practices in Foreign Filing of Trademarks for U.S. Applicants – Madrid Protocol v. National Filings," AIPLA Corporate Practice Committee - Brown Bag Lunch Series, April 18, 2017
Presenter: "Intellectual Property and Marijuana Legalization," CLE International Conference on Recreational Marijuana, April 12, 2016.
Presenter and Panelist, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) 2015 Fall Conference, Stirring the Pot: Facing Obstacles & Exploring Creative Ways of Enforcing Your Mark – October 2015
Author, Choosing Between International and National Trademark Registrations for U.S. Trademark Owners, International Trademark Association's INTA Bulletin, Oct. 15, 2015.
Author, Marijuana in the U.S.—Some States Let You Smoke It, But You Can’t Register a Trademark for It at the USPTO, International Trademark Association's INTA Bulletin, Aug. 1, 2015
Author, Issues to Consider in Assignments of U.S. Trademark Applications and Registrations, International Trademark Association's INTA Bulletin, Nov. 15, 2014
Author, Choosing Between Madrid Protocol and National Trademark Filings in the United States, International Trademark Association's INTA Bulletin, August 1, 2014.
Host/Moderator – Luncheon Table Topic, INTA Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, May 7, 2013, International Registrations for U.S. Applicants: Is the Madrid Protocol Working for You?
Author, Is the Madrid Protocol Working for U.S. Trademark Owners, June 3, 2013, Law Week Colorado
Author, Playboy Uncovers Key Facts Concerning Registration for Rival BUNNY, International Trademark Association's INTA Bulletin, Jan. 15, 2011.
Presenter, Colorado Corporate Practice Conference, Intellectual Property, Trademark Protection and Trademark Policing & Enforcement, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, 2008.
Presenter, Fundamentals of IP Law, Trademark Policing and Enforcement, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, 2007.
Presenter, Heartbeat of Art: Trademarks/ Copyrights and Art and the Internet: Business of Art Conference, Colorado Lawyers for the Arts, 2005.
Presenter, Trademark Basics: Business of Art Conference, Colorado Lawyers for the Arts, 2002.
Miriam Trudell named to INTA Bulletins Committee, 2016-17 read more
Miriam Trudell named to Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Top 250 Women
Making the 2015 list of top female intellectual property attorneys in the United States, Sheridan Ross boasts two stars: Sabrina Stavish and Miriam Trudell, read more.
RD Fashion Group LLC v. Joseph McEvoy d/b/a Ridin Dirty Inc. (T.T.A.B. 2017), Represented clothing retailer in successful cancellation action against the mark “RYDIN DIRTY”
Wright & McGill Co. v. Gerald A. Basden (T.T.A.B. 2015), Represented fishing tackle manufacturer in successful opposition to an application for the mark “EAGLE CLAW”
Barbera 1870 S.p.A. v. Barbera Caffe’ S.p.A. (T.T.A.B. 2014), Represented Barbera Caffe’ S.p.A. in successful Motion to Dismiss a Petition to Cancel its U.S. Registration for “CAFE BARBERA” under the doctrine of res judicata
Barbera 1870 S.p.A. v. Barbera Caffe’ S.p.A. (T.T.A.B. 2013), Represented Barbera Caffe’ S.p.A. in successful defense of its application to register the mark “CAFE BARBERA”
Cristiano Di Thiene S.p.A. v. Lazaridis E. Panagoitis (T.T.A.B. 2013), Represented clothing manufacturer in successful opposition to an application for the mark “AERONAUTICA MILITARE”
Alpine Banks of Colorado v. Sishi c/o Shishi Chen, FA0801001140408 (Nat. Arb. Forum Mar. 17, 2008) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of alpinebankingcorp.com).
Centura Health Corporation v. Jasper Developments c/o domain manager, FA0607000751616 (Nat. Arb. Forum Aug. 24, 2006) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of centurahealth.org).
Vicorp Restaurants, Inc. v. Paradigm Technologies Inc. c/o Arden Bohanec, FA0605000702527 (Nat. Arb. Forum June 21, 2006) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of bakerssquare.com).
Amen Wardy Home, Inc. v. Amen Wardy Home, FA0510000583006 (Nat. Arb. Forum Oct. 26, 2005) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of amenwardy.com and amenwardyhome.com).
Estate of Hunter S. Thompson v. Mitchell Moore, FA0508000530332 (Nat. Arb. Forum Sept. 15, 2005) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of huntersthompson.com).
VICORP Restaurants, Inc. v. Anastasios Triantafillos, FA0505000485933 (Nat. Arb. Forum July 14, 2005) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of bakersquare.com).
MediaNews Group Interactive, Inc. v. Mo Domains, FA0505000470925 (Nat. Arb. Forum June 6, 2005) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of vacavillerporter.com).
Wild Marks, Inc. v. email@example.com (Nat. Arb. Forum March 29, 2004) (Domain name dispute, successful recovery of henrysmarketplace.com).
In re Coors, 343 F. 3d 1340, 68 USPQ2d 1059 (Fed. Cir. 2003)