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Overview

Positioning your company for success

In retail, only the strongest survive. That means retailers and consumer products companies must constantly embrace change, predict what’s next, and look for ways to innovate and differentiate. And, as they secure their future, they must protect their present.

That is why retailers and consumer goods companies look to Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. Our lawyers are prepared to work at the pace of change to address the multifaceted changes affecting these companies and meet them with practical solutions that turn market conditions into opportunities.

Our experience in the retail and consumer products industries

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig represents brick-and-mortar retailers, e-commerce sellers, consumer products manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, designers, and licensees in a variety of transactions, disputes, and regulatory enforcement matters. Our law firm offers the full complement of contractual and litigation representation to retailers and consumer products companies.

We have an in-depth understanding of the issues that retailers and consumer products companies face, including distributor and vendor contracts, product distribution, licensing, intellectual property protection, assessing risk and liability exposure, data security and privacy compliance issues, and disputes with competitors and other vendors. We are also familiar with the challenges of doing business online and have the practical knowledge and experience to guide clients through a complicated dispute process.

What we do

  • Advise on transactional matters, including supply chain, sourcing and distribution agreements, and import and export agreements
  • Conduct internal investigations
  • Remove fake product listings
  • Attack knockoff products from overseas manufacturers
  • Remove pirated websites, listing content, and social media pages
  • Protect patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • Respond to bad faith takedown notices
  • Draft and issue cease-and-desist letters
  • Litigate product liability matters
  • Advise on product warning labels
  • Comply with product labeling requirements
  • Address negative comments and defamatory and disparaging social media posts from competitors
  • Litigate drop-shipping and reseller disputes
  • Seize infringing goods in marketplace warehouses and related sales proceeds
  • Counsel clients on terms of service violations and account suspensions
  • Advise retailers on employment policies and wage and hour matters

Our Team

Partner

Justin Banford

Partner

Dominique Braggs

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Linda Graham

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Anna Kinney

Patent Agent

Alexander White

Patent Agent

Brian Medich

Associate

Farzad Panjshiri

Associate

Hyung Gyu (Leo) Sun

Associate

Thuan Tran

Associate

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

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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.