Overview

Laura is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, and a member of the intellectual property (IP) group.  She counsels clients on a variety of aspects of intellectual property law including trademark, copyright, and internet law issues; IP issues related to social media and licensing and due diligence for IP transactions and disputes.

During her 23-year career in IP law, Laura has worked on a broad variety of issues including: trademark and branding strategy, and prosecution from clearance to registration; trademark infringement and conflict resolution (from demand letter to inter partes practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board); as well as international trademark disputes.  In addition, she has counseled clients on copyright issues, and internet and domain disputes, and has filed and managed domain disputes in both national and international forums.  Laura also has significant experience conducting due diligence and has managed IP due diligence review as part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for counseling clients on international and national high-stakes corporate transactions.  She is also a member of the Vorys eControl team.

Prior to joining Vorys, Laura was an attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and at Jones Day.  She also wrote for the Bloomberg Corporation's then-new B-LAW legal reference service.

Laura received her J.D. cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University, where she was the special projects editor of the American University Law Review.  She received her B.A. from Oberlin College.

Professional & Community Activities

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member, 2017

International Trademark Lawyers’ Association (INTA) Member, 1999 to present

INTA Internet Committee, 2016-2017

INTA Internet Subcommittee on Geographic Terms and Internationalized Domain Name Issues, 2016-2017

News & Insights

Publications

Education

American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998

American University Law Review, Special Projects Editor, 1997-1998

Oberlin College, B.A., 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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