Laura Ganoza is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She primarily represents business clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including but not limited to cross-border disputes, trade secret and non-compete actions, as well as a variety of intellectual property litigation matters, including trademark, copyright, and patent infringement matters. Laura chairs the Litigation Practice in the firm’s Miami office. She is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution; IP Litigation; Trademark, Copyright & Advertising; and Latin America Practices, and a member of the Manufacturing Industry Team.
Laura has found success combining her litigation and IP experience on behalf of her clients. In addition to enforcing and litigating her client’s valuable rights, Laura manages the trademark and copyright portfolios for a wide range of clients and advises clients about how to obtain, maintain and protect their intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally.
Laura possesses experience in reviewing and analyzing trademark search reports, as well as in preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications.
Laura’s recent representations include: obtaining permanent injunctions for franchisors against former licensees in trademark enforcement actions; obtaining and enforcing copyrights in the fashion industry; obtaining a favorable jury verdict and award of damages in a trade secret case, and successfully prosecuting and obtaining a federal trademark registration for the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., for its trademark Coconut Grove Arts Festival®.
Laura is the author of “Fashion Branding: What’s in a Name,” published on Apparel (August 30, 2016). Laura spoke on a panel addressing the professional and legal ramifications to consider regarding e-commerce and social media at SwimShow 2015, an essential show for the swimwear industry. She also has been instrumental in developing Foley’s Custom Made Counseling for the Fashion Industry in partnership with the Beacon Council, Ai Miami International University of Art & Design, and The Fashion Group International, offering a collaboration of professionals who provide advice on manufacturing, business, design and technology matters to the fashion, apparel, and design industries. On April 19, 2018, Laura Ganoza, as Regional Director of Fashion Group International South Florida, and Foley & Lardner LLP hosted a very timely seminar of #MeToo and Time’s Up in the Fashion Industry.”
Laura was named to BTI Consulting Group’s coveted Client Service All-Star Team in 2017. This honor is bestowed upon individual attorneys who deliver outstanding client service according to corporate counsel interviewed at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue. She has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was named as a Top Up & Comer in the 2008-2012 editions of the South Florida Legal Guide. The South Florida Legal Guide named her a Top Lawyer in the 2013-2016 editions. Laura was also recognized in Florida Trend’s Prestigious Legal Elite in 2018.
Laura received her J.D. from New York University (with honors, 1996). She earned her B.A. from the University of Florida (with high honors, 1993).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Laura is admitted to practice in Florida and New York. She is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and The International Trademark Association.
Laura is fluent in Spanish.