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What is a Trademark “Specimen” and Why is it Important?

A trademark specimen is a real-world example of your brand being used to identify your goods or services (e.g., a photograph of a t-shirt with your brand name on the inside label). To qualify for federal trademark protection, you must use your mark in interstate commerce. Your specimen is your evidence that you qualify for… Continue reading What is a Trademark “Specimen” and Why is it Important?

DUNLAP BENNETT & LUDWIG PREVAILS IN DEFENDING A $213 MILLION U.S. ARMY CONTRACT FOR CLIENT MANTA GROUP LLC

VIENNA, VA (January 9, 2023) – Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig (DBL) announced today that it has prevailed in defending its client, Manta Group LLC’s $213 million contract with the U.S. Army in the face of three protests filed by a competing firm. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) last week “denied” a third protest by… Continue reading DUNLAP BENNETT & LUDWIG PREVAILS IN DEFENDING A $213 MILLION U.S. ARMY CONTRACT FOR CLIENT MANTA GROUP LLC

Mergers and Acquisitions: What Are the Steps in the Sale of a Small or Medium-Sized Business?

December 28, 2022  |  By: Wright Lewis If you are a business owner contemplating the sale of your business, or an individual considering entrepreneurship through acquisition, you may be wondering “what are the steps in a purchase and sale of a business?” This article provides a high-level overview of the steps involved in a lower… Continue reading Mergers and Acquisitions: What Are the Steps in the Sale of a Small or Medium-Sized Business?

‘All I Want for Christmas is’ a Trademark: TTAB Rejects Mariah Carey’s Application

By: Brian Medich [12/13/22] If you’ve ever listened to Christmas music – and chances are high that you have – you’re more than likely familiar with the song, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” co-written and sung by the one and only Mariah Carey. That is the five-time Grammy winner, former wife of human… Continue reading ‘All I Want for Christmas is’ a Trademark: TTAB Rejects Mariah Carey’s Application

Late is not Always Late: COFC Expands the Government Control Exception for Late Proposals

By: Jonathan Brittin [12/13/22] Contractors must meet strict deadlines to ensure that their bid or proposal is timely submitted to be eligible to compete for government contracts. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) places the burden on contractors to timely submit their bids or proposals as specified in the Solicitation. FAR 14.304(b)(1); FAR 15.208. This obligation… Continue reading Late is not Always Late: COFC Expands the Government Control Exception for Late Proposals

Second Circuit puts a Bulleit in Redemption as Diageo wins Appeal

By: Ben Barlow [12/13/22] In generations past, whiskey wars involved fast cars, false bottom trunks, and an occasional real shot or two. Back then the primary questions about bottles involved how much they could bounce around without cracking. Times have changed. Alcohol is not just big business; it is a mammoth business. The U.S. beverage… Continue reading Second Circuit puts a Bulleit in Redemption as Diageo wins Appeal

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.