Jaime Rich Vining practices law at the intersection of IP, Internet, and entertainment. Her focus is on trademark and copyright law as it pertains to the corporate world, entertainment, and the digital marketplace.
A Florida Bar-certified Intellectual Property attorney, Jaime counsels clients on the acquisition of new trademarks; conducts clearance investigations; files and prosecutes trademark applications in state, federal, and international jurisdictions; renders availability and infringement opinions; provides defense of related proceedings, such as oppositions and cancellations of registrations; files domain name enforcement actions under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP); and provides legal advice regarding trademarks and related unfair competition issues. She has also acted as an expert witness in a variety of trademark disputes.
Jaime also has extensive experience with international laws relating to trademark and copyright protection. As the world has grown flat, Jaime assists multinational corporations, technology startups and entertainment companies in developing global IP portfolios and policies to secure, maintain, and enforce trademark rights in the worldwide marketplace. She has provided strategic trademark management services for companies in the apparel, technology, construction, entertainment, food and beverage products, travel and hospitality industries, among others. Among her clients are famous bands and multimedia companies.
Jaime is actively involved in the IP legal community. She serves as subcommittee chair of the Webcast team for the Law Firm committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and currently chairs the Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, a position which she has held since 2010. She is the brainchild behind Dade Legal Aid’s Patently Impossible Project, a fundraising event where teams compete to accurately assemble a patented invention while guests “bet” on their favorite contestant. The event has raised more than $150,000 since its inception.
For the past eight years, Jaime has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law teaching trademark law and advanced trademark law. In 2017, she was invited to mentor and supervise students through Miami Law’s Startup Practicum, which was formally certified by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) so students can appear directly before the USPTO on behalf of their clients in trademark and patent applications. Miami Law is one of only twenty-six law schools in the nation, and the only one in the state of Florida, to receive this certification from the USPTO.
Respected by her peers, Jaime has been named a “Top Up and Comer” and “Rising Star” by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida’s Super Lawyer Magazine. Jaime is AV-rated by Martindale- Hubbell and was named among the “Top 20 Professionals Under 40” by Brickell Magazine and “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition, in 2016 she was honored by the Florida Bar with the Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award, which annually recognizes a young attorney who has worked most diligently in Bar activities and law-related public activities and has an excellent reputation for legal abilities and integrity. Most recently, Jaime was named an “On the Rise” award recipient by the Daily Business Review (May 2017), selected as the 2017 “Up & Comer” for attorneys in Miami-Dade by South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine (June 2017), and awarded the Volunteer Service Award for her pro bono service by the International Trademark Association (November 2017). The Volunteer Service Award is presented annually to the most distinguished INTA volunteers for a career dedicated to IP protection and advancement, and whose contribution has advanced INTA’s mission and had a lasting impact on the Association.
Prior to earning her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and launching her legal career, Jaime was Executive Producer for a Florida-based non-profit media organization, coordinating music and television licensing efforts with major record labels.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2006 University of Central Florida, B.A., cum laude, 2003
Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2008
Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2008
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2011
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2007
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2009
Adjunct professor of Trademark Law and Advanced Trademark Law, University of Miami School of Law of Law, 2010-present International Trademark Association (INTA): Pro Bono Committee, 2018-present; Subcommittee Chair, Law Firm
Committee, 2014-2017; Related Rights Committee, 2009-2013 International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC): Member, China Task Force, 2010-2013
Florida Bar: Member, Entertainment, Art, Sports Law Section; Media and Communications Committee, 2009-present Dade County Bar Association: Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, 2010-present Junior League of Miami
Honors & Recognitions:
2017 Volunteer Service Award (Pro Bono Service) by the International Trademark Association (November 2017)
Up & Comer Award (Law, Miami-Dade), South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine (June 2017)
“Rising Star” honoree by the Daily Business Review (May 2017)
“Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award” by the Florida Bar (2016)
Finalist for ‘Law-Dade,’ South Florida Business & Wealth Up & Comers Award (2016)
“Women Leaders in the Law” by Fortune Magazine (2015)
“Top 20 Professionals Under 40” by Brickell Magazine (2015)
“40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2013)
Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by Fortune Magazine (2013)
Peer Review Rating of AV® by Martindale Hubbell
Top Young Attorneys in Florida Rising Stars, The Wall Street Journal (2011)
Innovative Project Pro Bono Award, Dade County Bar Association (2011)
“Up & Coming Attorneys” in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite South Florida Legal Guide “Top Up & Comer in South Florida” Florida Rising Star list by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine Most Valuable Member, Business Networking International
Allen Sys. Grp. v. Avon Prods., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175721 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 20, 2016);
Fid. Nat’l Fin., Inc v. Attachmate Corp., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154036 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 7, 2016);
Bluewater Key RV Ownership Park Prop. Owners Ass’n v. Clark, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123138 (S.D. Fla. Sep. 12, 2016);
READY Thinking, LLC v. RYAN LEVESQUE, RL & ASSOCIATES LLC, FA1512001654728 (Nat. Arb. Forum February 15, 2016);
The Decal World, Inc. v. Kevin Truax / InterTech Designs, FA1410001582773 (Nat. Arb. Forum October 31, 2014);
Miami Style, Inc. v. Lusette Lopez, FA1408001573611 (Nat. Arb. Forum Sept. 18, 2014);
First Time Videos, LLC v. Oppold, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5301 (11th Cir. Fla. Mar. 21, 2014);
Buccellati Holding Italia Spa v. Laura Buccellati, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38831 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 18, 2014);
adidas Am., Inc. v. Calmese, 489 Fed. Appx. 177 (9th Cir. Or. 2012);
Phelan Holdings, Inc. v. Wendys Int’l, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101641 (M.D. Fla. July 23, 2012);
Health Sci. Distribs., Co. v. Usher-Sparks, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36310 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 29, 2012);
W. Brand Bobosky v. Adidas AG, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149611 (D. Or. Dec. 29, 2011);
Morrison Mgmt. Specialists v. LVDC, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63000 (M.D. Fla. June 15, 2011);
Coty Inc. v. C Lenu, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138360 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 22, 2010);
W. Brand Bobosky v. adidas AG, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51490 (E.D. Tex. May 24, 2010);
adidas Am., Inc. v. Calmese, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44193 (D. Or. Apr. 19, 2010);
adidas AG v. Berrios, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16511 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 4, 2010);
adidas Am., Inc. v. Calmese, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94690 (D. Or. October 7, 2009);
Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Company v. UAB IVL, FA0906001266792 (Nat. Arb. Forum July 22, 2009);
and Ji v. Bose Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72786 (D. Mass. June 19, 2008).
Recent Publications and Presentations:
Speaker, “Are you Endangering Your IP Assets During a Transfer of Rights,” Delegate IPX Series (June 23, 2017)
Speaker, “Powerhouse Women in the Law,” University of Miami, October 22, 2016, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker, “Overview of How to Identify and Deal with Issues Related to Intellectual Property in Divorce,” American Bar Association (August 2016)
Moderator, “Keeping It Real: Developing Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies for a Global Marketplace,” Dade County Bar Association, June 22, 2016, Coral Gables, Florida.
Moderator, “Current Issues in International Intellectual Property,” ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, April 8, 2016, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Rights in Today’s Digital Economy: Things You Need to Know to Protect Your Client,” Dade County Bar Association 2016 Bench & Bar Conference (February 26, 2016)
Speaker, “The Female Entrepreneur,” BNI Biscayne Connections, December 3, 2015, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker, “Global Entrepreneurship Week: The Law of Startups,” University of Miami, November 18, 2015, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker, “Intellectual Property in the Entertainment Industry,” St. Thomas University Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, October 25, 2015, Miami, Florida.
Moderator, “Women in Intellectual Property Law,” Dade County Bar Association, October 6, 2015, Miami, Florida.
Moderator, “Model Behavior: Right of Publicity Issues in the Entertainment Industry,” Dade County Bar Association, September 17, 2014, Miami, Florida.
Speaker, “Top 10 Issues for Startups – Trademark, Copyright & Patents,” Venture Law Project (August 12, 2014)
Speaker, “Beer, Wine & Trademarks,” Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, March 3, 2014, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Moderator, “What’s App? Protection of Intellectual Property and Mobile Apps,” Dade County Bar Association, October 8, 2013, Miami, Florida.
Table Topic Moderator, “Wine & Trademarks: Ripe for Confusion,” International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, May 5, 2013, Dallas, Texas.
Speaker, “Wine & Trademarks,” The Intellectual Property Law Society at the University of Miami School of Law, April 10, 2013, Coral Gables, Florida.
Moderator, “The Real Fashion Police,” Dade County Bar Association, February 20, 2013, Miami, Florida.
Moderator, “Global Trademark Clearance and Protection Issues,” International Trademark Association, July 17, 2012, South Miami, Florida.
Moderator, “Elephants, Donkeys & Talking Heads – Intellectual Property and Political Campaigns,” Florida Bar Media Law Conference, June 22, 2012, Orlando, Florida.
Speaker, “Protecting Your Client’s Image: The Use of Intellectual Property Law to Represent a Client’s Business and Personal Interests,” University of Miami School of Law 15th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, April 14, 2012, Miami, Florida.
Speaker, “Wine & Trademarks,” The Intellectual Property Law Society at the University of Miami School of Law, March 29, 2012, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker, “Intellectual Property & The Arts,” Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts, August 16, 2011, Coral Gables, Florida.
Moderator, “Why a Trademark is Not a Copyright or a Patent,” Dade County Bar Association, June 8, 2011, Miami, Florida.
Moderator, “How to Avoid Getting Snagged in the Social Network,” Dade County Bar Association, March 23, 2011, Miami, Florida.
Speaker, “Wine Trademarks: Ripe for Confusion,” The Intellectual Property Law Society at the University of Miami School of Law, February 10, 2011, Coral Gables, Florida.
Moderator, “Trademark and Patent Search and Clearance,” The Launch Pad at Toppel, October 16, 2010, Miami, Florida.
Moderator, “Seize the Opportunity! A Conversation on Anti-Counterfeiting,” Dade County Bar Association, July 27, 2010, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker, “The Future of Sports Business,” St. Thomas University Entertainment and Sports Law Spring Symposium, March 13, 2010, Miami, Florida.
Speaker, “Publicity Rights of Amateur Athletes,” 3rd Annual Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, February 20, 2010, Davie, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “Trademark Issues in Video Games: Guitar Hero v. Rock Band,” University of Miami Intellectual Property Law Society First Annual Spring Symposium, February 19, 2010, Coral Gables, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “The Final Four: Trade Secrets, Right of Publicity, False Advertising & Domain Names,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, February 16, 2010, Miami, Florida.
Speaker and Author, “Intellectual Property Issues in Sports: Brand Protection and Exploitation,” sponsored by South Florida Paralegal Association, October 27, 2009, Miami, Florida.
Author, “Off the Bus and On the Record,” Zest Books 2009.
The FV team had a great time in Seattle for INTA 2018! David served as the mediator for the session on The Psychology of Mediation....
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently granted the University of Miami School of Law’s Startup Practicum formal certification so that its students can appear directly before the USPTO on behalf of their clients in trademark and patent applications....
Jaime has been awarded a prestigious 2017 President’s and Volunteer Service Award from the International Trademark Association (INTA). This honor is presented annually to the most distinguished INTA volunteers for a career dedicated to IP protection and advancement,...
The March 2018 edition of the International Trademark Association Bulletin features a profile of Jaime Vining. In the “Member Spotlight,” Jaime discusses her practice, commitment to pro bono service and her work with Dade Legal Aid....