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Major Record Companies Claim AI Copyright Infringement: The Burgeoning Field of AI Copyright Law.

Major Record Companies Claim AI Copyright Infringement: The Burgeoning Field of AI Copyright Law.

June 27, 2024 |  By: Michael Shafer and David Ludwig   We are sitting at the crest of a new wave set to push through music: AI.  AI programs are becoming increasingly competent at creating music that sounds near-indistinguishable from human-created music.  But with this progress comes a new breed of copyright infringement suits.  … Continue reading Major Record Companies Claim AI Copyright Infringement: The Burgeoning Field of AI Copyright Law.

That Robot Took My Voice: Scarlett Johansson and the Right of Publicity

That Robot Took My Voice: Scarlett Johansson and the Right of Publicity

June 7, 2024 |  By: Michael Shafer and David Ludwig   “A voice is as distinctive and personal as a face. The human voice is one of the most palpable ways identity is manifested. We are all aware that a friend is at once known by a few words on the phone. . . The… Continue reading That Robot Took My Voice: Scarlett Johansson and the Right of Publicity

Trademarks: To Use, or Not to Use, That Is Not the Question

Trademarks: To Use, or Not to Use, That Is Not the Question

April 17, 2024 |  By: Hyung-Gyu (Leo) Sun   Every business owner would want the public’s impression of their business to be good and long-lasting as such impression is key to the business’s success. The power of such an impression will translate into his/her being able to communicate the good quality and distinctiveness of his/her… Continue reading Trademarks: To Use, or Not to Use, That Is Not the Question

The Ink is Not Dry on Fair Use in Tattoos: Kat Von D’s Copyright Win Leaves Open Questions

The Ink is Not Dry on Fair Use in Tattoos: Kat Von D’s Copyright Win Leaves Open Questions

March 27, 2024 |  By: Michael Shafer   It’s no secret to anyone looking around the tattooed American public that people want copyrighted works permanently inked into their skin. People often use tattoos as tributes to media and public figures who have inspired them throughout their lives. This drive to pay homage through tattoos necessarily… Continue reading The Ink is Not Dry on Fair Use in Tattoos: Kat Von D’s Copyright Win Leaves Open Questions

Why Should I Work With a Probate Litigation Attorney?

January 8, 2024 |  By: David Ludwig If you expect to face disputes over the allocation of your loved one’s estate, retaining a probate litigation attorney might be the right choice. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an experienced attorney who can help you manage probate litigation. But first, let’s look at what… Continue reading Why Should I Work With a Probate Litigation Attorney?

Estate Planning: What You Should Consider

January 4, 2024 |  By: Carolyn Williams and David Ludwig   While many think that crafting an estate plan like a will or a trust is a relatively straightforward matter, numerous considerations go into making an effective estate plan to provide for your loved ones. These are some of the things that you need to… Continue reading Estate Planning: What You Should Consider

What Does Using ChatGPT Mean For Lawyers

What Does Using ChatGPT Mean For Lawyers

December 22, 2023 |  By: Hyung Gyu (Leo) Sun   At an age where artificial intelligence technologies are taking over tasks of various occupations, it would be tempting for lawyers to jump on that train and let the new technologies handle their legal work. Not so fast. Because lawyers are charged with the responsibility of carrying out legal… Continue reading What Does Using ChatGPT Mean For Lawyers

Holiday Covenants in Virginia: What can your HOA Regulate in your Holiday Display?

Holiday Covenants in Virginia: What can your HOA Regulate in your Holiday Display?

Holiday Covenants in Virginia:  What can your HOA Regulate in your Holiday Display?   December 5, 2023   |   By: David Trinnes    ‘Tis the Season to Showcase your holiday spirit!  Homeowners across Virginia are currently engaging in the time-honored tradition of decorating their homes for the holidays. Your Homeowners Association (“HOA”) has likely enacted guidelines,… Continue reading Holiday Covenants in Virginia: What can your HOA Regulate in your Holiday Display?

THE “NEW” NARRATIVE REQUIREMENT IN SBA 8(a): BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS OWNERS

THE "NEW" NARRATIVE REQUIREMENT IN SBA 8(a): BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS OWNERS

The “New” Narrative Requirement In SBA 8(a): Business Development Program Eligibility For Socially And Economically Disadvantaged Business Owners   November 30, 2023   |   By: Tracy Pearson and David Ludwig   The US Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has a long history of supporting socially and economically disadvantaged business owners under Title 15, Chapter 14A, Sections 636(j)(10)… Continue reading THE “NEW” NARRATIVE REQUIREMENT IN SBA 8(a): BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS OWNERS

What Are the Grounds for a Cease-and-Desist Letter?

November 3, 2023 |  By: David Ludwig If someone is hurting you or your business, one option is to send a cease-and-desist letter (also known as a “demand letter”). What is it, and what are the grounds for a cease and desist letter? This letter informs the recipient of their harmful action and warns them… Continue reading What Are the Grounds for a Cease-and-Desist Letter?

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.