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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

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

Hitched on Technical Grounds: TTAB Litigation Insights from Universal Life Church Monastery Storehouse v. American Marriage Ministries

Hitched on Technical Grounds: TTAB Litigation Insights from Universal Life Church Monastery Storehouse v. American Marriage Ministries   January 24, 2024 |  By: Michael Shafer and Alex Butterman   Trademark litigants should heed the cautionary tale in this case – develop your arguments or risk waiving them. The United States Court of Appeals for the… Continue reading Hitched on Technical Grounds: TTAB Litigation Insights from Universal Life Church Monastery Storehouse v. American Marriage Ministries

The Effect of Spireon in The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

The Effect of Spireon in The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

November 20, 2023 |  By: Michael Shafer and Alex Butterman   The legal landscape for trademark owners changed significantly in 2023 because in Spireon v. Flex Ltd, 2023 USPQ2d 737, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit flipped the burden of proof for third-party registration evidence for identical marks in trademark oppositions. The bombshell… Continue reading The Effect of Spireon in The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

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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.