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I am certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in intellectual property law and appellate practice.


The intellectual property side of my practice focuses on copyright, trademark and other intellectual property disputes. I enjoy the challenge of representing intellectual property owners and users alike, and am particularly experienced in representing photographers and others who are facing the unlicensed use of their copyrighted works and businesses facing trademark and service mark disputes.  I've been quoted in publications such as the Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Bay Business Journal, and Sarasota Herald Tribune.


The appellate side of my practice focuses on representing both appellants and appellees in the Florida District Courts of Appeal and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.  I also assist my fellow attorneys in researching, writing, and preparing for appellate argument.


Admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits.


Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, and District of Columbia.




I welcome contacts through Avvo, but please understand that there is no attorney-client relationship until we have a signed representation agreement.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 40%
  2. Intellectual Property: 40%
  3. Business: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    Dineen Wasylik is an outstanding lawyer whose understanding of both federal litigation and intellectual property law, particularly the areas of trademark and copyright, is substantial. Personable and charming, Dineen is an leader in the local and statewide community of intellectual property lawyers. I am pleased and proud to endorse her.


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  • Alla Zagrebelsky

    Dineen is a great IP attorney with excellent attention to detail. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, P.A.

PO Box 48323
Tampa, FL, 33646


FLMember in Good Standing200006/21/2016
DCActive 199901/31/2007
NYCurrently registered 199907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Silver KeyAmerican Bar Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDineen Pashoukos Wasylik, P.A.2013 - Present
AttorneyConwell Kirkpatrick, P.A.2006 - 2013
AttorneyFowler White Boggs Banker2005 - 2006
AttorneyWiley Rein & Fielding, LLP (now known as Wiley Rein, LLP)1999 - 2004
N/AThe Honorable Susan H. Black, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Association of Women LawyersMember2005 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Hillsborough Association of Women LawyersMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thornton v. J. Jargon Co. et al, No. 8:06-cv-01640Jury verdict of no liability.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineDomain Names, Defensive Registration, and Bad Faith2012
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineSupplementing the Record: Getting it Right in Florida Appeals2012
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineRule Change Clarifies Appellate Sanctions Procedure2011
Hillsborough County Bar Association LawyerCopyright Registration: A Requirement, but Not Jurisdictional2010
The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section (Florida Bar)Days are Days: Calculation of Time and Other Changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure2009
Hillsborough County Bar LawyerThe Changing Face of Copyright Registration Practice2009
Law of the Student Press (3rd Ed., 2008)Copyright Chapter2008
The Record: Journal of the Appellate Practice SectionTo 50(b) or not to 50(b): Unitherm, Winghouse, and the New Rule 502007
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine, SeptHostage Crisis: Ensuring Clients Retain Control of their Websites2006
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer magazineThe Changing Trademark Laws2006
PLI Order No. GO-O1AK, 745 PLI/Pat 451Copyright Issues on the Internet and the DMCA2003
Professional Photographer, July 2002Taking on Visual Search Engines on the Internet: Les Kelly Wins a Victory for Photographers Everywhere (co-author)2002
Professional Photographer, January 2001It's All About Image, The Importance of Obtaining a Subject Release (co-author)2001
PLI Order No. GO-OON5, 653 PLI/Pat 245 (2001).Copyright Issues on the Internet and the DMCA (co-author)2001
Professional Photographer, Dec. 2000Skyy's the Limit: Federal Court Confirms Copyright Protection for Commercial Advertising Photos (co-author)2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityCommunicationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IP Hot Topics: What You Need To Know in 2013The New Frontier of Copyright Termination2013
Fourth Annual Intellectual Property SymposiumTrademark Roundup2013
New Technology Frontiers and Modern Corporate Realities: What Companies and Their Lawyers Need to Know About IP TodayAnatomy of a Website: Spotting and Understanidng the Legal Issues Associated With Your Web Presence2011
Intellectual Property Landmines No Lawyers Should Step OnTrademark Keywords and Adwords2009
South by Southwest InteractiveJournalism in the Blogosphere: A Guide to Internet "Press"2007
Intellectual Property Law Update seminarIP Developments in the Music Industry2007
Student Publications SchoolMedia Law2004
Advanced Seminar on Copyright LawMusic and Movies on the Internet2004
South by Southwest InteractivePost-Napster: The Future of Entertainment Distribution2001