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Navigating Patent Infringement: Do I Need an Attorney?

March 29, 2023   |   By: Tom Dunlap Anyone who makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention or imports a patented invention into the United States can be liable for patent infringement under U.S. patent law, codified at 35 U.S.C. § 271. If you discover someone is using your intellectual property without a… Continue reading Navigating Patent Infringement: Do I Need an Attorney?

Reducing Fees to Unleash Innovators

February 21, 2023   |   By: Anna Kinney Overnight, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) lowered many fees for small and micro entities due to a component of the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed on December 29, 2022. The component, entitled “Unleashing American Innovators Act,” addresses disparities in the US patent system and is intended to… Continue reading Reducing Fees to Unleash Innovators

What is a Trademark “Specimen” and Why is it Important?

A trademark specimen is a real-world example of your brand being used to identify your goods or services (e.g., a photograph of a t-shirt with your brand name on the inside label). To qualify for federal trademark protection, you must use your mark in interstate commerce. Your specimen is your evidence that you qualify for… Continue reading What is a Trademark “Specimen” and Why is it Important?

How to Handle a Trademark Opposition

Receiving a Notice of Publication is perhaps one of the most exciting and gratifying parts of the trademark process short of getting an actual Registration Certificate. Now that you have successfully made it through the examination process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) your mark will finally be published in the USPTO… Continue reading How to Handle a Trademark Opposition

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.