Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, P.A.

Your Intellectual Property & Appeals Lawyer in the Tampa Bay Area.

The Florida Bar has certified Dineen as an expert in both intellectual property law and appellate practice – making Dineen the only lawyer in Florida to be certified in both of these practice areas at the same time.

Intellectual Property

COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, AND MORE

Do you run a small business? Own a website? Work with vendors and independent contractors as part of your business? Use computers? Then you probably have intellectual property issues and do not even realize it. Put Dineen’s extensive experience in copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent litigation and counseling to work for you, and ensure that you are getting full value out of the intellectual property you work hard to create.

Appeals

STATE, FEDERAL, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The entry of final judgment may feel like the end of the road for your case, but it is only the beginning if you choose to pursue an appeal. And even if you won before the trial court, you may find yourself dragged into an appeal by the losing party. In either case, Dineen can assist you in navigating the appellate process.

Litigation

LITIGATION & LITIGATION SUPPORT

No one wants to be part of a lawsuit, but if you have a legal dispute, it is important to have experienced legal counsel to guide you through the litigation process. Indeed, often getting a lawyer involved earlier in a dispute, before suit is filed, can help avoid an actual lawsuit. Dineen can guide you through pre-suit negotiations, and, if need be, represent you in court or in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding.

DPW Legal Latest News

President Obama signs the Defend Trade Secrets Act on May 11, 2016.  White House photo by Pete Souza used pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 105.

New Federal Trade Secrets Act Has Immediate Business Impact

Last week, the president signed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law, and for the first time trade secrets law has a Federal angle.
Dineen Wasylik will present two CLEs for the Hillsborough County Bar in May
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Dineen to Teach Two CLEs

The Hillsborough County Bar is presenting two great upcoming Continuing Legal Education events, and Dineen Wasylik will be a featured speaker at each one.
United States Supreme Court
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Supreme Court to Address Copyright Attorney's Fees

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to once again consider the proper standard for awarding attorney's fees in copyright cases.
Be Prepared! Scout Illustration avoids copyright infringement
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Truly Public Domain Images for Marketing and Blogging

The public domain images are not only available for free use, but highly searchable.
Elevation Image at Issue in the Case
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IP Year in Review: The Problem With Writing Your Own License Agreements

In a decision that misstates one of the basic tenets of copyright law, the Eleventh Circuit this year held that the artist's copyright infringement action failed because he had granted, by his course of actions, an implied nonexclusive license to the defendant to use his works.