Overview

Laura focuses on all aspects of trademark and copyright law. Clients value her practical advice and look to her for support with U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, due diligence, and enforcement. Clients also regularly seek Laura’s assistance with copyright registration and enforcement matters. 

Experience

Laura regularly represents clients in opposition, cancellation, and infringement proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and global courts and trademark offices.  
 

  • Represented plaintiff in the first-ever TTAB decision finding a color to be generic.
  • Defended registration of investment firm name before TTAB. Opposition dismissed.
  • Represented hair styling and grooming tool manufacturer in trade dress and trademark infringement litigation.
  • Represented non-profit community development organization in trademark infringement litigation related to organization name.
  • Represented private liberal arts college in trademark infringement litigation.
  • Represented tool manufacturer in trademark infringement litigation and TTAB proceedings against apparel manufacturer.
  • Represented U.S. pharmaceutical company in trademark infringement litigation against international pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented surrogacy agency in trademark infringement litigation related to agency name.
     

Laura also has considerable experience with domain name disputes and counsels clients on other Internet-related intellectual property matters. She successfully represented clients in many arbitration proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). She regularly assists with strategic registration and acquisition of domain names and enforcement of intellectual property rights online and on social media.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - World Trademark Review 1000, 2021-2022
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award, 2019

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owner's Association (IPO)

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Heartland Farm Sanctuary
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