Laura Ganoza


With a particular focus on the fashion industry, Laura Ganoza serves as a trusted advisor to her clients.  Combining her litigation and intellectual property experience, Laura manages the trademark and copyright portfolios of a number of clients in the creative design industries.  She advises clients, from start-ups to global brands, about how to obtain, maintain and protect their intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally.  Whether they have trademarks, copyrights, patents or trade secrets, Laura helps her clients enforce their valuable IP rights both inside and outside the courtroom.

Laura is the Chair of the Litigation Department of Foley & Lardner’s Miami Office.  Laura also leads Foley’s Fashion Beauty & Apparel practice.  She is the immediate former Regional Director of the South Florida Chapter of The Fashion Group International, a global trade organization in the fashion, beauty, accessories and home décor industries.  She is also a thought leader within the fashion industry.

Among a host of other publications, Laura is the author of #FTCcrackdown: What Brands Need to Know about Using Influencers to Advertise their Products, and is the author of “Fashion Branding: What’s in a Name,” published in Apparel magazine. Laura routinely presents seminars on fashion related topics, including the annual Fashion Law – Year in Review which takes place each year in January. She presented at Miami Fashion Week’s Master Class on sustainability issues in the fashion industry, and regarding e-commerce and social media matters at SwimShow, the leading trade show in swimwear industry, among a number of other fashion-industry focused speaking engagements.

Laura was named to BTI Consulting Group’s coveted Client Service All-Star Team, an honor bestowed upon individual attorneys who deliver outstanding client service.  She has also been recognized as a top lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Trend.  Laura is fluent in Spanish.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, in the field of Commercial Litigation (2023-2024).
  • Recognized as a leader in the field of trademark law by World Trademark Review in its “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” directory since 2021.
  • 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.
  • Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Named by The South Florida Legal Guide as “Top Up & Comer” in 2008 – 2012 and a “Top Lawyer” in 2013 – 2016
  • Recognized in Florida Trend’s Prestigious Legal Elite in 2018


  • Former regional director of the South Florida Chapter of The Fashion Group International, a global trade organization in the fashion, beauty, accessories, and home décor industries
  • Very active in the International Trademark Association (INTA) — she was co-chair of the INTA Leadership Meetings in both 2020 and 2021
  • Currently a member of multiple committees, including the INTA Programming Advisory Council
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, The International Trademark Association

Presentations and Publications


  • Spanish
07 February 2024 Honors and Awards

World Trademark Review Recognizes Foley Attorneys and Jurisdictions in 2024 Edition of WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Practitioners

Ten Foley & Lardner LLP attorneys and four firm jurisdictions have been recognized in the 2024 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Practitioners.
30 January 2024 Events

Fashion Law 2023 Year in Review

The Fashion, Apparel & Beauty industry team at Foley & Lardner, in collaboration with the Luxury Law Alliance, invites you to start the new year off with our custom CLE program discussing the most impactful legal decisions and issues from 2023 shaping the industry and how these can impact players in this sector.
12 December 2023 In the News

Laura Ganoza Discusses M&A Activity in Luxury Goods Market

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Laura Ganoza is quoted in the Global Legal Post article, “Resilient luxury market predicted to reach new record €1.5tr in 2023.”
13 November 2023 In the News

Foley Partners with Utah Business Journal to Host Roundtable on Utah Fashion Industry

Foley & Lardner LLP recently co-hosted a roundtable discussion on Utah’s fashion industry with Utah Business Journal.
06 October 2023 Events

19th Annual IP Conference

Foley & Lardner LLP is thrilled to present our 19th Annual IP Conference on Friday, October 6, 2023, live and in person from Boston’s Seaport District.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.