Overview Experience Events News Intelligence Laura Ganoza Partner lganoza foley.com Download vCard 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. Ms. Ganoza 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. Ms. Ganoza 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, Ms. Ganoza 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. Ms. Ganoza possesses experience in reviewing and analyzing trademark search reports, as well as in preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications. Ms. Ganoza’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®. Thought Leadership Ms. Ganoza is the author of “Fashion Branding: What’s in a Name,” published on Apparel (August 30, 2016). Ms. Ganoza 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. Recognition Ms. Ganoza 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. Education Ms. Ganoza 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 Ms. Ganoza 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. Languages Ms. Ganoza is fluent in Spanish.