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Enhancing the value of your brand

It takes years to build a brand. But in a matter of moments, someone can challenge your brand ownership rights in a dispute, threatening the value of your investment. That’s why it’s so important to build a sound legal foundation that protects your rights in your brand.

Named as one of the Top 100 intellectual property firms by IP Watchdog, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig helps clients develop, maintain, and enforce their brand portfolios. We work with businesses to help them clear, prosecute, and enforce unique, protectable trademarks and service marks.

Our experience with trademarks

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s trademark lawyers help companies obtain hundreds of trademarks every year. Our team has decades of experience at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in foreign trademark offices; some of our lawyers are now U.S. trademark examiners.

Our law firm is intimately familiar with the complex laws, regulations, and case law involved in federal trademark registration, increasing the likelihood of success for your initial application. We also help clients respond to USPTO Office Actions involving required amendments, statutory refusals, evidence of mark usage, and other issues.

We have represented both applicants and registrants and plaintiffs and defendants in all types of proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at the USPTO — appealing registration refusals; opposing or canceling the registration of a mark, and in expungement, re-examination, and concurrent use proceedings. If a dispute arises, our trademark litigation team also handles trademark infringement, unfair competition, dilution, false advertising, merchandising, domain name, and licensing disputes.

What we do

  • Handle trademark registration and renewal
  • Prepare, file, and prosecute new trademark applications
  • Conduct trademark clearance searches
  • Respond to USPTO Office Actions
  • Assist clients with the day-to-day management of intellectual property portfolios
  • Advise clients on advertising, branding, and other trademark issues to reduce the risk of trademark infringement and abandonment claims
  • Defend and prosecute cancellations, oppositions, and concurrent use proceedings before the TTAB and in foreign jurisdictions with our extensive network of foreign associates
  • Handle false advertising claims under the Lanham Act and state laws
  • Assist clients in seeking and defending against temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctive relief, and permanent injunction orders in connection with trademark infringement

OUR TEAM

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Joseph (Joe) Diamante

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Linda Graham

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

Raymond Jones

Partner

Michael La Porte

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Alexander White

Patent Agent

Kady Chang

Of Counsel

Ivan Pasarell-Jove

Of Counsel

Jason Witten

Of Counsel

Daniel Davis

Associate

Mark Magas

Associate

Brian Medich

Associate

Farzad Panjshiri

Associate

Ron Diaz

Senior Associate

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Tracy Pearson

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.