Allison S. Lovelady

Primary Practices

  • Trademark & Copyright
  • Defamation & Invasion of Privacy
  • Media Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation

Education

  • JD, Nova Southeastern University 2009
  • BS, University of Florida 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Middle District Florida
  • Southern District Florida
  • Northern District Florida
  • 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

 

Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers

Allison focuses primarily on intellectual property, media law, and defamation and privacy matters.  She has a wide array of experience litigating and counseling clients in licensing and entertainment matters. Allison routinely handles subpoenas for various media outlets, copyright and trademark prosecution and licensing for clients ranging from music distributors, food trucks and entertainment websites to small and large businesses.  She has also appeared in the United States Supreme Court on internet defamation issues, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Florida Supreme Court and Florida Appellate Courts on trademark and copyright infringement and media access issues.  As part of her daily practice, she negotiates contracts regarding use of client name, likeness, and intellectual property in motion pictures, reality television, music videos, and commercials.  She also handles public performance licensing for commercial businesses and has previously secured licensing for large scale festivals like the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida.  Allison serves as legal counsel for the non-profit Art & Culture Center in Hollywood, Florida.

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  • Medytox et al v. InvestorsHub.com, 152 So.3d 727 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014). Convinced appellate court to affirm dismissal based of defamation claim based upon client’s immunity as an internet service provider under the Communications Decency Act.
  • Martinick et al v. Media Visions, Case No. 13-61148 (S.D. Fla). Obtained denial of preliminary injunction and dismissal of complaint alleging unfair competition under the Lanham Act.
  • Bainter v. League of Women Voters of Florida, 150 So. 3d 1115 (Fla. 2014). Successfully represented national coalition of media parties in friend-of-the-court capacity seeking access to sealed evidence considered by trial court in determining whether state legislature’s redistricting plan was constitutional.
  • Negotiated various contracts regarding use of client name, likeness, and intellectual property in motion pictures, reality television, music videos, and commercials.
  • Successfully obtained numerous trademark and copyright registrations ranging from board games to clothing, food trucks, and websites.
  • Secured all public performance licensing for Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida.
  • Co-Author, Florida Open Courts Compendium, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (2015)
  • Contributor, Chapter II Access to Exhibits, Media Law Resource Center Panic Book (2015).
  • Co-Author, Cameras in the Courtroom, Reporter’s Handbook (2012-present) (http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/RHandbook01.nsf/f5b2cbf2a827c0198525624b00057d30/5192d3660a0dd573852569cb004c8e15!OpenDocument).
  • Panelist, “Festivals and Touring,” 5th Annual NSU Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium (2012).
  • Speaker, “Demystifying Copyright, Trademark and Patents,” Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section (2012).
  • Speaker, NSU Intellectual Property Law Society (2011, 2016).
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