Ava K. Doppelt

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Orlando, FL

Allen Dyer Doppelt & Gilchrist, P.A.
 | 255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1401
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 305-707-5998
Fax: 407-841-2343
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (40%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ava K. Doppelt is a shareholder with the Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, & Gilchrist, P.A., law firm in Orlando, Florida. Board-certified in intellectual property law by The Florida Bar and possessing more than 42 years of total legal experience, Ms. Doppelt represents a diverse range of clients throughout Central Florida who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Trademark and copyright acquisition and counseling

·        Intellectual property litigation and transactions

·        Entertainment and sports law

In addition, Ms. Doppelt has extensive experience with business litigation. As a qualified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, she assists clients with resolving their conflicts and reaching agreements in a manner that is more cost-effective and less adversarial than tradition litigation.

A 1972 graduate of Northwestern University, Ms. Doppelt obtained her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 1976. Licensed to practice in New York and Florida, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida and the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. In addition, she also practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Doppelt has successfully handled hundreds of complex intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. Widely regarded as a leader in her field, she routinely provides testimony at trial for other attorneys, and she serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Barry University Law School. She also has numerous publications to her credit, and she helped author a chapter on trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Florida Franchise Law and Practice reference text.

Ms. Doppelt is the past president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and winner of the organization's Golden Star Award. She has served as treasurer and executive council member of the Orange County Bar Association, and she has served as commissioner of the Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee as well as commissioner and chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

Furthermore, Ms. Doppelt is also a member of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section, Entertainment Law Section and Franchise Law Forum, as well as the International Trademark Association and the Copyright Society of the United States, among her other professional affiliations. Recognized for her service and professionalism, Ms. Doppelt holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and she has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for copyright law, intellectual property litigation and trademark law.

In addition, Florida Trend Magazine has voted her a Legal Elite each year since 2004 and even inducted her into its Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Ms. Doppelt was also the recipient of the 2012 Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award, and she has perennially earned recognition as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in the country.

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Intellectual Property
  • 40%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Entertainment & Sports
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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Admitted: 1984, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://allendyer.com/attorney/ava-k-doppelt/


  • Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers: 2009 – 2018
  • Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property
  • Who’s Who of American Women, 2010 – 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trademark Law, since 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, since 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, since 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, since 2006
  • Who’s Who Legal: 2013 – 2018
  • Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star, 2014 – 2018
  • AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer, by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite Hall of Fame 2011 – 2018
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite: 2004 – 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers: 2010 –2015
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Attorneys 2010 –2018
  • Summit Award, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
  • The Florida 500: Selected as one of Florida’s most Influential Business Leaders
  • Women’s Executive Council, Achievement Award 2018
  • IP Star in the 2019/20 edition of IPSTARS
  • The Commonwealth Institute: Awarded 2019 Top Women-Led Business in Florida
  • Orange County Bar Association William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award (2002); Florida Association for Women Lawyers Judge Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award (2012)
  • Recognized in Florida Trend’s 2019 Florida Legal Elite

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law since 2009.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association
  • Orange County Bar Association: Business Law and Judicial Relations Committees
  • The Florida Bar: Business Law Section (Intellectual Property Committee (former Chair), Antitrust, Franchise and Unfair Competition, Business Litigation Committee); Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (former Chair), Equal Opportunity Law Section, and IP Certification Committee (former Vice Chair)
  • New York State Bar Association: Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Sections
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Mentor for Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Inns of Court and the Orange County Bar Association, Orlando Business Journal “Mentoring Monday”
  • International Trademark Association
  • Grievance Committee for the United States District Court Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division
  • Florida Executive Women
  • Florida and Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Past President)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of New York
  • Copyright Society of the United States
  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Section (Trademark and Copyright Litigation Committees), Entertainment Law Section, Franchise Law Forum
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of New York
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of New York
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Courts of Appeal: Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • Florida, 1984
  • United States Supreme Court
  • New York, 1977

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • EUTM: The new “European Union Trademark
  • Co-author of the chapter on Trademarks, Service Marks and Other Related Intellectual Property Rights in Florida Franchise Law and Practice

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
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255 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1401
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 305-707-5998

Fax: 407-841-2343

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