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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?

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING AN ESTATE PLAN

Things To Consider When Creating An Estate Plan  November 1, 2023  |  By: Carolyn Williams and David Ludwig   When thinking of creating an estate plan, here are a few things to consider before finalizing your final wishes:   Should you create a Will or a Trust?    The essential difference between a will and… Continue reading THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING AN ESTATE PLAN

Musk Fumbles Twitter Rebranding

July 25, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig   Musk Fumbles Twitter Rebranding   Elon Musk has an unhealthy fascination with the letter X. In 2020, the famous entrepreneur named his son “X Æ A-Xii.” Now, after his acquisition of the social media platform Twitter late last year (and the subsequent shakeup of its upper management),… Continue reading Musk Fumbles Twitter Rebranding

Andy Warhol at the Supreme Court: For Fair Use, Context Matters

June 2, 2023   |  By: David Ludwig   ​Ever since Marcel Duchamp put a urinal on the wall of an art gallery and titled it “Fountain,” we have known that context matters in the art world. From the “found object” art movement to Andy Warhol’s prints of the iconic Campbell’s Soup cans, artists have challenged… Continue reading Andy Warhol at the Supreme Court: For Fair Use, Context Matters

Could This Be the End of the Noncompete Agreement?

May 15, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig   Noncompete agreements have historically been controversial under US law. In general, a noncompete agreement is any agreement or contractual clause that limits an employee’s ability to work for a competitor of the employer. Employers typically use noncompete agreements to prevent their competitors from hiring their key employees,… Continue reading Could This Be the End of the Noncompete Agreement?

The New Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act

March 6, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig   Last year, Virginia became the second state (after California) to enact a consumer privacy law. That law, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), went into effect on January 1, 2023. Though the new law is modeled after the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), it… Continue reading The New Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act

4th Circuit Agrees That Domain Re-Registration Is Subject to ACPA

March 2, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig   Last month, the Fourth Circuit issued a landmark intellectual property ruling in The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Shenzhen Stone Network Information Ltd., No. 21-1823 (4th Cir. Jan. 24, 2023). The court decided that re-registrations of domain names are subject to the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)… Continue reading 4th Circuit Agrees That Domain Re-Registration Is Subject to ACPA

Copyright vs. Trademark vs. Patent: The Basics

February 10, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig   Intellectual property is the foundation of a business’s unique value proposition. Understanding the different types of intellectual property protection available for patents, trademarks, and copyrights is crucial to safeguarding your company’s unique creations and preventing others from using them without permission.   Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Copyrights,… Continue reading Copyright vs. Trademark vs. Patent: The Basics

How to File for Trademark Protection

February 10, 2023   |   By: David Ludwig   Filing an application for a registered trademark can help protect your business’s branding and unique identity. But the process of filing for a trademark is tedious and time-consuming. Without the proper legal guidance, your application could be delayed or denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… Continue reading How to File for Trademark Protection

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.