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Why Copyright Registration Matters

January 20, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig Creative works of expression are likely your most valuable assets if you are a film studio, photographer, software developer, writer, musician, or visual artist. To fully protect against copycats, you need federal copyright registration. Copyright law protects creative works of expression such as music, the written word, photographs,… Continue reading Why Copyright Registration Matters

Do Androids Dream of Copyright Registration? – AI Art and Copyright

January 18, 2023   |   By: Thuan Tran PART 1 If you scrolled through social media during the month of December, you probably saw an explosion of digital self-portraits from your friends and colleagues using the AI-art app, LENSA. LENSA is the latest AI-art app to join the ranks of Midjourney and DALL-E. LENSA uses artificial… Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Copyright Registration? – AI Art and Copyright

Do Fan-Created Works Infringe the Copyrights of the Works They are Based on?

By: Brian Medich   [10/25/22] ​More often than not, if not fair use,[1] the answer is probably yes. A fan-created work does infringe the copyrights of the work upon which it is based, as they are considered derivative works of art[2] – and the copyright owner has the exclusive right to prepare derivative works of their own source… Continue reading Do Fan-Created Works Infringe the Copyrights of the Works They are Based on?

The Role of Patents in Prescription Drugs

By: Anna Kinney  [9/22/22] Americans spend on average about $1,300 per person per year on prescription drugs, which represents only about 13.3% of the total paid-for drugs in the US. Private insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid pay another 81.8%. These costs are higher in the US than in the rest of the world and the prices… Continue reading The Role of Patents in Prescription Drugs

Demystifying Copyright Protection

By: Leo Sun   [9/16/22] These days, it seems almost impossible for most people to spend a day without using the internet. For some, that means not reading daily news articles online by swiping their smartphone screens. For others, that means not posting real-time Instagram stories on their social media account. Indeed, the internet brought instant,… Continue reading Demystifying Copyright Protection

Can an Inadvertent Error on a Copyright Application Kill Your Infringement Case?: Supreme Court Says No

By: David Ludwig  [7/25/22] For creators who hold copyrights, the Supreme Court has issued a decision that will have wide-ranging benefits for years to come. The court’s decision in Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., issued this past February, marked a notable change to the effects of inadvertent errors on copyright applications. In this… Continue reading Can an Inadvertent Error on a Copyright Application Kill Your Infringement Case?: Supreme Court Says No

The Copyright Claims Board is Here! But Will Anyone Use It?

By: David Ludwig  [7/4/22] Later this month, the newly formed Copyright Claims Board (CCB) will officially start accepting cases. The CCB was formed in 2020, when Congress passed the CASE (Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement) Act. The CCB is intended to provide an efficient and cost-effective alternative forum for copyright disputes. It offers streamlined proceedings… Continue reading The Copyright Claims Board is Here! But Will Anyone Use It?

SCOTUS Denies Request to Review 11th Circuit Decision of DuBay v. King Copyright Battle

By: Geoffrey Dureska  [6/17/22] THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES DENIES PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT IN CASE CONCERNING TIME TRAVELING, KNIFE-WEILDING, WESTERN ATTIRED HEROES WITH KNIGHTLY HERITAGE In late 2021, The Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for writ… Continue reading SCOTUS Denies Request to Review 11th Circuit Decision of DuBay v. King Copyright Battle

“Levitating” the Stakes in Copyright Infringement Lawsuits?

By: Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig  [3/28/22] In 2020, Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” hit the charts where it has largely remained in the Top 100 – shooting up as high as Number 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 (and snagging the title of 2021 Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Year). But where it used to be fairly common… Continue reading “Levitating” the Stakes in Copyright Infringement Lawsuits?

Hero’s Rights

By: Jeff Lippman & Farzad Panjshiri [3/16/22] Chapter 2 Continued Exploration into the Copyright Journey Welcome back, true believers! We continue our exploration into the Copyright journey of some of our most iconic heroes. It will make it easier to follow if the authors divide the most relevant aspects of this story. 1. The current actions:… Continue reading Hero’s Rights

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.