Sarah Schneider is a Shareholder in the trademark and copyright practice group who works with clients concerning all aspects of trademark and copyright matters, including prosecution, policing, licensing and transactions.
Specifically, Sarah’s practice encompasses searching, clearing, filing and prosecuting domestic trademarks; maintaining, policing and defending trademark registrations and assisting clients in creating international trademark portfolios. Sarah also works with clients to create international filing strategies that include direct foreign and Madrid Protocol filings as well as working with foreign trademark professionals to record trademark transfers and in filing and defending trademark oppositions and cancellations.
Sarah’s practice includes internet related trademark and copyright issues such as domain name disputes, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, copyright and trademark infringement in website content and DMCA takedown notices as well as trademark issues related to internet advertising, fair use, search engine results, and user generated content. A large portion of Sarah's practice is devoted to working with and addressing clients’ brand concerns in the ever-changing Internet environment; from assessing cybersquatting options and helping remove infringing content and products from the Internet to sourcing counterfeit products, filing trademarks and copyrights with customs, and working with local legal counsel world-wide to find and help stop infringers and counterfeiters.
University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 2005)
University of Colorado (B.A., International Affairs; B.A., Political Science, 1998)
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Public & Media Relations Committee, 2016-17
Free Trade Areas Subcommittee of the Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, 2012-2013.
Moderator/Speaker: "Digital Marketing As An Asset to Your Brand?" Managing Intellectual Property Luxury Brand Conference, April, 19, 2016.
Speaker: Due Diligence for Trademarks in M&A Work, 2015 Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute, May 28, 2015
Speaker: Branding - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Brand Legally, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce , June 25, 2012.
Speaker: The Madrid System for the International Filing of Trademarks - Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Boulder Bar Association, 2012.
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Law Week Colorado -- Craft Brewed Trademarks, June 2, 2014
The number of craft breweries on the rise is making it a great time to be a beer drinker. Craft beer growth, however, has sparked a variety of trademark legal battles making it a challenging time to be a craft brewer.
Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce -- Branding, What You Need to Know to Protect Your Brand Legally
It feels like a personal affront to receive a cease and desist letter just when your business is starting to turn heads. A cease and desist letter is a demand from a third party to stop using the name of your business because, well, it belongs to someone else. Should you have done something differently? Could this have been avoided? Read more...
Corporate Express US Inc. v. Domain Administration Limited c/o David Halstead, FA0807001217889 (Nat. Arb. Forum Sept. 18, 2008) (corporateexpress.com)
Staples, Inc. and Staples the Office Superstore, LLC v. Cpn Now, FA0904001257595 (Nat. Arb. Forum July 9, 2009) (staples-coupon.com and staples-coupons.com)