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Laura M. Wright

Associate
Raleigh | 919.835.4040
Fax | 919.834.4564

Laura Wright is a former attorney within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) who assists clients with their intellectual property needs. Because of her experience at the USPTO analyzing and prosecuting domestic and international trademark applications, she can help clients draft stronger applications and defend those applications before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and federal courts. She has significant knowledge of the Lanham Act, the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP), and applicable case law. 

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Laura served as a trademark examining attorney at the USPTO. Her role included reviewing trademark registration applications for compliance with applicable law and defending appeals before the TTAB. 

Laura earned her law degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic, was a semifinalist and a quarterfinalist on mock trial teams, and was recognized with the Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award for best argument. She earned her undergraduate degree, in public policy studies and Spanish, at Duke University. 

Outside of work, Laura enjoys Salsa dancing, baking, and calligraphy.

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Honors & Awards

  • Broun National Trial Team Member, Semifinalist in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition, 2015
  • Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award for Best Overall Argument in Section, 2014
  • Black Law Student Association Mock Trial Team Member, Quarterfinalist in the 2014 Southeast Regional Competition