Laura Miller helps brand owners build and protect their brands domestically and abroad. She focuses her practice on branding, advertising, and brand protection and enforcement. Laura has particular experience with the apparel, food and beverage, life sciences, logistics and software industries.

Clients seek Laura’s advice on all aspects of brand building and protection, from managing trademark clearance and enforcement to advising on advertising campaigns, promotions, and agreements. Laura crafts brand protection strategies, manages domestic and international trademark portfolios, and handles litigation and enforcement efforts in the administrative and federal courts.

Laura also represents advertisers in connection with the legal aspects of their advertising and promotional marketing businesses. Laura has drafted numerous agreements in the advertising space, including talent agreements, sweepstakes and contest rules, social media agreements, influencer agreements, and agency agreements.

Drawing upon her experience as interim in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company where she oversaw the commercial, advertising and intellectual property functions of the legal department, Laura is able to provide pragmatic, solutions-oriented advice to clients.

Laura has written and spoken on topics in trademark and advertising law.

Laura was the recipient of the John Thomas Byrum Scholarship at Wake Forest University. In 2007, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association presented its individual Pro Bono Award to Ms. Miller. She was recognized as a North Carolina "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2017 and in each of the four years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Miller was also named one of “40 Leaders Under Forty” in 2016 by Triad Business Journal.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

Copyright Society of USA, Member

International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet Committee, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

SciWorks, Board Member and Co-Chair of the Development Committee

The Enrichment Center, Board Member

Wake Forest University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law

Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, Member

Children’s Law Center, Guardian Ad Litem

Wake Forest Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor (2004-2005)

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (2005)
    cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Davidson College, B.A. (2001)
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2005)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2008)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2008)

Who We Are

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7466
f +1 336.734.2781

Laura C. Miller

Experience Highlights

Grandparent adoption
Represents caregivers seeking to adopt children. One of the firm's signature pro bono programs is the Grandparent Adoption Program. Dozens of lawyers more
Security deposits for tenants
Routinely participates in pro bono services with a focus on representing actions of tenants seeking the return of their security deposits from more
Death penalty representation
Represented a former town councilman and military veteran who had been convicted of killing his wife and sentenced to death. Our work included more
Culp Inc. v. Valley Forge Fabrics Inc. and Marriott International Design & Construction Services Inc.
Lead defense counsel for Marriott International Design & Construction Services Inc. in a copyright case. Negotiated settlement agreement which more