Laura Miller focuses her practice on litigation, prosecution and counseling related to trademarks, copyrights, advertising and unfair competition.

Ms. Miller has experience with trademark proceedings before the United States Trademark Office Trial and Appeal Board and with trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising cases in the federal courts. In addition, Ms. Miller has litigated domain name disputes before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Ms. Miller 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 Law in 2016 and in each of the three 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

Trademark and unfair competition matters for Diageo North America
Represents Diageo North America in a variety of trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation in federal district court and before more
H-D Michigan Inc. v. Top Quality Service Inc.
Represented Harley-Davidson Motor Company in winning a reversal in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. The Court held that more
Trademark litigation for major tobacco company
Represented a major tobacco company in opposition proceedings regarding the use of the word "pleasure" in connection with cigarette more
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and more