Jaime Rich Vining




Jaime Rich Vining


iplawyers-2Jaime’s practice focuses primarily on trademark, copyright, entertainment and internet law. Jaime counsels clients on the acquisition of new trademarks, conducts clearance investigations and renders availability and infringement opinions, and provides legal advice regarding trademarks and related unfair competition issues. Jaime is experienced in the filing and prosecution of trademark applications at the state, federal and international levels, as well as the defense of related proceedings such as oppositions and cancellations of registrations. Jaime also assists clients in developing global IP portfolios and policies to secure, maintain and enforce trademark rights. Since 2009, 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’sSuper Lawyer Magazine.

Jaime is actively involved in the IP legal community. She proudly serves on several committees through the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Florida Bar, and she is presently Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association. Jaime has also been a meeting and seminar speaker at various IP-related events across South Florida and elsewhere.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Jaime served as Executive Producer for a Florida-based non-profit media organization, coordinating music and television licensing efforts with major record labels.

Jaime is a Florida Bar-certified Intellectual Property Attorney.


University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2006
University of Central Florida, B.A., cum laude, 2003


Bar Admissions:

Florida, 2006
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


Professional Affiliations:

  • Adjunct professor of Trademark Law and Advanced Trademark Law,” University of Miami School of Law of Law, 2010-present
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member, Related Rights Committee, 2009-present
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC): Member, China Task Force, 2010-present
  • Florida Bar: Member, Entertainment, Art, Sports Law Section; Media and Communications Committee, 2009-present
  • Dade County Bar Association: Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, 2010-present
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Junior League of Miami


Honors & Recognitions:

“Lynn Futch Most Productive Youn Lawyer Award” (Florida Bar, 2016)”

“Finalist for ‘Law-Dade,’ South Florida Business & Wealth Up & Comers Award” (2016)”

“Women Leaders in the Law” (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 (Fortune Magazine, 2013)

Peer Review Rating of AV® by Martindale Hubbell

Top Young Attorneys in Florida Rising Stars, The Wall Street Journal (June 2011)

Innovative Project Pro Bono Award for “The Patently Impossible Project,” Dade County Bar Association (May 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


Reported Decisions:

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).

Ji v. Bose Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72786 (D. Mass. June 19, 2008)


Recent Publications and Presentations:

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, “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, “Trademarks in the Sports Industry,” International Trademark Association Table Topic, May 2011, San Francisco, California.

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.