Daniel’s insight and approach resulted in a trademark. We cannot thank him enough. 

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"I am the President of a newly organized company called, “The Institute for American Studies” (IFAS) based in Nashville, TN.  We teach classes on The US Constitution in a road-show format in various communities throughout the country.  We just began teaching in January 2020 and then the pandemic hit in March.  A combination of Beginners Luck and Murphy’s Law…along with the rest of the globe.

The purpose of this is to commend and thank one (1) of your colleagues/associates, Daniel Davis.  He did a stellar job in securing a trademark for IFAS.

We, via Daniel, applied for a trademark with the USPTO are were initially declined (rejected) based on the generic nature of the name, “Institute for American Studies.”  Pretty generic, I agree. Daniel basically said, “never fear, we’ll file an appeal and I feel fairly confident we can get the trademark.”  I did not share his confidence but did not voice my underlying concern at the time.  I thought to myself, “not going to happen.”

Lo and behold…we received the trademark on 9/15/20!  Success!  A victory/win in 2020!  (they’re so rare in 2020!) Daniel’s insight and approach with the appeal (he can tell you) resulted in a trademark. We cannot thank him enough.  He is KEY and CRITICAL to the success of this new business venture.  We are forever grateful.

I simply want you to be aware one of “your team” did a terrific job in helping us and we are beyond appreciative. Many thanks."

Jim “X” Lucas

President, Institute for American Studies

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Truly appreciate your guidance and expertise

""Thank you very much, Marisol! Truly appreciate your guidance and expertise"

-Immigration practice client

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Truly Appreciated

"Thank you so much very much.  All of the assistance given though out this trademark process has been truly appreciated."

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Impressive!!!!!

""Impressive … the only word that came to mind when we met David. It remains to be the word that describes his firm after achieving our best-case scenario. We will never go anywhere else to be represented. Our family is extremely grateful and blessed because of him and his incredibly knowledgeable staff. Thank you will never seem enough." - Kimberly J."

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Incredible!

""I had to switch lawyers in the middle of a divorce and I chose the experienced firm of David Keesling. David immediately went to work on my case and had answers that I had been looking for within days of working with me. His knowledge of the law is robust and his attention to detail and customer service in second to none. I would HIGHLY recommend David and his entire staff for any legal issues." - Adam A."

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Professional And Friendly

""It has been an excellent experience having David Keesling represent me. He knows their stuff, is always prepared, and is friendly at every stage." -Michael K."

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Intensely Committed To Win!

"“David Keesling and his powerhouse team of experts are intensely committed to win my fight against a goliath corporation. Not only are they devoted to the law and details; they are passionate, caring and conscientious of their clients’ needs. They have proven to me time and time again, that they are steadfast. The Keesling team is above and far beyond exceptional when measuring attorney client relations. I have met and interviewed many commercial litigators who would much rather avoid a courtroom confrontation. David Keesling is just the opposite; he is disciplined, meticulous and focused on moving my case to a Jury and the depth of his expertise, strength and commitment has become even more evident as the fight progresses. David is always prepared, calculated and maintains the upper hand against opposing counsel. To say I feel fortunate that I am working with David and the whole team at David Keesling is an understatement. My family has been given our hope and courage back and we are stronger now than we ever have been due to the incredible diligence, strategies and precision execution of David Keesling." - Brian R. Sterns; Founder and CEO, Fuzzee Bee Beverage, LLC, ZUN Energy Drink, Broomfield, Colorado"

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David’s Best Attributes Are Honesty, Frankness, and Patience

""David’s best attributes are honesty, frankness, and patience.  We climbed a steep hill together in my case, and David was careful to discuss the pitfalls and risks with me at the outset.  He completed all actions in a timely, professional manner while successfully steering around numerous obstacles.  Opposing attorneys seemed to respect David and he had the ability to work with them to my benefit.  He is a decent, honest fellow, and I recommend him highly.  In addition, the firm’s reception was always pleasant and always made me comfortable." -Pat"

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Linda is amazing and on it.

"Linda is amazing and on it."

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Thank you for your excellent representation

"Ellis and Ben,  First, let me thank you for your excellent representation. Throughout this entire case, you have been responsive, attentive and thorough. Your research and preparation for the case was outstanding.  Vanessa was very impressed with both of you. My friends and colleagues from the Underwater Adventure Seekers were excited about you representing me in this case. Ben, your closing argument, was outstanding!!!!! The substance and delivery of the argument was perfect. The passion you had in your closing was amazing. It was the kind of closing, I envision that I would have made, if I were an attorney. The detail and specifics of the case were captured with stunning precision and clarity. That closing was 'Law and Order' and 'Perry Mason' wrapped up in one! I only wish that I could have recorded your closing so that I could listen to it over and over again. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your work.   "

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One of the Most Organized Legal Teams I Have Ever Been in Contact With

"One of the most organized legal teams I have ever been in contact with! Highly recommend to anyone seeking legal counsel."

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Firm's Client Service Team was Phenomenal

"My attorney was great, amazing and professional from day one. She explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable. The firm's client service team was phenomenal and showed outstanding client service."

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Very Helpful in My Success

"Mary Witzel was very helpful in the success of my logos being accepted.  Thank you again!"

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I Look Forward to Working With This Firm in the Near Future

"I loved the time, patience, and care you put into making my trademark registration a top priority of yours. I was willing to spend more money to get the trademark registration, but I felt no money-burden coming from my lawyer. My lawyer seemed to be concerned only with getting the necessary paperwork requirements needed for the trademark registration to go through successfully. And I really, really appreciated this. I look forward to working with this law firm again in the near future."

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Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig Hung in There

"It took some extra effort but Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig hung in there with us and got the trademarks we filed approved."

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Highly Recommend This Firm

"I'd highly recommend this firm. They've enlightened me to the process in which they do things every step of the way. Very helpful within my decision-making regarding my case. Easy and pleasant experience."

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All I Had to Do Was Pick up the Phone and Call DBL

"I would highly recommend Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig as your council when applying and registering for a trademark. The process was thorough, easy, and professionally handled. Everyone from the attorneys to the receptionists was wonderful. Their honest and genuine concern for the betterment of my trademark registration was amazing. And their kindness and reassurance to protect and guide me from falling for "third party scams" soliciting additional processing fees... All I had to do was pick up the phone and call DBL."

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Answered All Questions

"Great help, answered all questioned, very professional and patient."

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Their Employees Really Care

"Great company! Their employees really care. I could not be happier !"

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Answered Questions Timely

"Good communication. Answered questions timely."

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Excellent Firm, Strongly Recommend.

"Excellent firm, strongly recommend."

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Excellent Coordination and Response

"Excellent Coordination and Response by Ashley Barendse."

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I Would Happily Use Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Again

"Everything about the experience was professional and informative. I would happily use Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig again."

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Professional Competent Legal Services at a Reasonable Price

"Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig explained each step of the Trademark registration process in laymen terms and filed each requirement expedient and glitch-free! This agency provides professional competent legal services at a reasonable price."

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Diligent Work

"Diligent work, followthrough/communication, and followup. Thanks very much!"

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The Firm Made the Process Much Less Stressful

"Daniel and the team were proactive and very patient throughout the trademark process. This was our first one and it wasn't easy dealing with USPTO, but the firm made the process much less stressful."

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I Always Knew Where We Were in the Process

"Communications were very good, so I always knew where we were in the process, what we needed to do and what would happen next."

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Professional Yet Personable

"Both attorneys I dealt with were professional yet personable! Both knew exactly how to help me and were very responsive to my queries. They took the time to make sure I understood the USPTO trademark process and requirements."

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She rocks!

"Awesome, especially if you have the chance to work with Ashley. She rocks!"

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Professional & Asked the Right Questions

"Ashley is so professional, she asked the right questions and had the forms submitted right away without any delays, resulting in my getting my copyrighted materials."

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Can't Thank Them Enough

"After my original Trademark submission was rejected, the DBL Group investigated and resubmitted my request after their investigation into similarities. A short time later my Trademark was approved and I can't thank them enough."

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Great Guidance Through Complicated Process

"Our attorney Linda Graham provided great guidance in somewhat of a complicated process. Due to the complexity of finding "The" one name in the trademark process, Linda was able to provide great input from her network on the direction we needed to take. Additionally, she went above and beyond on helping us obtain the necessary number of reports to be able to review our approval possibilities. Overall the experience was somewhat exhausting, but we finally got our trademarked logo and company name."

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A Tremendous Experience with DBL

"Had a tremendous experience with DBL concerning the registration of my trademark, and the conversation/communication from Attorney Ron Diaz was absolutely exceptional, top-notch service and professionalism, really covered all the bases! I am very grateful for the help with what could be a very complicated trademark process, will def be referring your firm to anyone I can. Thanks again! - Chris"

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Expert Patent Team

"Kudos to Kevin Repper. Mr. Repper assembled his team and expertly completed my patent application; which was approved within 11 months. Kevin promptly returned all my phone calls and provided superior customer service. All of my expectations were exceeded."

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Due Diligence and Consistency

"I appreciate DBL Immigrations’  hard work and due diligence and consistency. The DBL Immigration Team explains the steps to each employee in plain speak and I have noticed that they are more patient and receptive. So thank you, DBL Immigration is making a difference here!"

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Spent the Time to Explain

"worked with Mr. George Hawkins. He provided a free consultation which I found rare in the NOVA area regarding pre-marital law. He spent the time to explain the process and the application of the document. He provided real-world examples which were valuable. You could not make a better decision to select Mr. Hawkins as your attorney."

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Professional and Fast Service

"Very professional and fast service. They take their time to explain the process and step by step procedures. Thank you. Will come back for more services."

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Held My Hand

"I was very pleased with the response of your firm. The lawyer held my hand and did his best for me. Always response to all questions. You guys were great."

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Highly Professional, Knowledgeable, Ethical

"I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Kevin Repper of your firm. I found Mr. Repper to be highly professional, knowledgeable, and extremely ethical as he guided a process involving intellectual property expertise. He was efficient in handling every phase of this process, leading to a successful patent application. Thank you DBL for hiring attorneys of this caliber and thank you Kevin! GOD BLESS you all!"

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Thoroughly Attentive to my Case

"I worked with George Hawkins to defend against a property suit. I found him to be thoroughly attentive to my case with clear communication. He kept me inside the decision process and ensured that I understood the ramifications of any action prior to making a decision. In the end, we went to court and the plaintiff's case was thrown out with prejudice."

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Service Provided was Excellent

"We needed Trademark and name protection and the service provided was excellent. We are in a new industry and had already found one company trying to make a play on our name."

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Competent, Professional, Integrity

"I have only had great experiences with Tom Dunlap and his legal team. Tom is an amazing guy in too many respects to list them. Competent, professional and integrity."

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Made a Huge Difference in our Business

"I was very surprised by the professionalism, speed and good pricing for their services. They helped us with our trademark for ODNOVA and it made a huge difference for our business."

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Will Use Again for Next Invention

"I recently had the great honor of working with Sumedha Bahri as my Patent Attorney. She was most helpful in getting me through the Provisional Patent process. She even worked on the weekend to get my Patent Application submitted, when I needed a rush due to an impending meeting regarding my Invention. She helped me make sure I was protected. I WILL use her again and intend to next week on my next Provisional Patent Application. Sumedha Bahri is the real deal."

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High Praises for the Services of DB&L

"We want to compliment and give high praise for the services of DB&L and specifically, Mary Witzel for the unbelievable professional integrity and workmanship. Running a small business, it is extremely reassuring to know we can trust them to take care of everything, especially the items that we never would have thought of."

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Best Business Law Attorneys

"These guys are the best business law attorneys I have ever come across in my over 25 years of business. If you need someone who will make your opposing party wish they never met you David Keesling is your guy!"

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Inherited Property Situation

"My sister and I had a tricky situation with a property we inherited that was tied up in a Land Trust and Robert Deal was able to unravel the many complexities so we could settle on time. Working with DBL was a very enjoyable experience."

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Rhonda was a Great Resource

"Rhonda was a great resource the past several years as I went through several significant changes. She outlined my options with clear explanations about each to help me make a fully informed decision. At my request, she explained these to my family so they could fully understand my options. As events took place that impacted me, she was extremely supportive, again outlining in very clear detail, for both myself and my family, the recommended changes. I would not consider seeing anyone else."

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Tom is absolutely the sort of attorney that you want on your team

"Tom is the charismatic helmsman of a very talented team of attorneys at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. He is attentive, knowledgeable over a broad range of IP issues, and (importantly) able to manage legal costs. A clever tactician with the gift of the gab in the courtroom, Tom is absolutely the sort of attorney that you want on your team for contentious IP matters. - Nikki Kahn, IP Manager & In House Counsel for ZURU Group"

- Nikki Kahn, IP Manager & In House Counsel for ZURU Group

There is not a word to describe the pure excellence

"There is not a word to describe the pure excellence and pride I have to have such a wonderful law firm that represents my registered trademark froyozombie."

- Rene

This is an attorney who is the exception to the rule.

"I hesitate to write a glowing review only because I don't want to share him with others! Cortland is so extremely knowledgeable that he can explain the law easily by breaking it down into simple, logical steps. You work with him and understand his thinking. He asks the right questions. On top of this, he is courteous and personable. If Atticus Finch were alive, you would confuse Cortland with him."

- RegainingLostGround

Very thorough and professional.

"Very thorough and professional. Took the time to answer all my questions in detail."

- Edward

Review

"Mr. Bennett was always professional and always available for me during a difficult time. I appreciate his dedication and professionalism. He worked hard and got a great result for me in my case."

- Daniel, a Debt Settlement client

Kevin was great to talk to.

"Kevin was great to talk to. He made the process of the patent clear and understandable. He offered his services so that we are able to make an informed decision. I would work with him again!"

- Kathaleen

Lawsuit

"Mr. Bennett is extremely professional and gets the job done. I needed help and he helped me period…he didn’t beat around the bush and kept me very informed on my case and how the law works in detail which helped ease my anxiety. He was compassionate and seemed to really care about helping me with my case and his billing was more than fair."

- Litigation client

Great lawyer for business disputes

"Tom was responsive to my questions and very easy to talk to. Unlike the first lawyer I worked with he handled the dispute without having to file a lawsuit and without three attorneys on the same case. Great work!"

- Litigation client

Great Consultation!

"Tom was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He listened to the issue, reviewed the contract in question and left me with the piece of mind of knowing that the contract worked in my favor. He advised me on how to proceed as well as provided additional legal resources. Received great legal advice and would definitely contact him again."

- Contracts client

Govt Contracting Debarment

"I contacted Mr. Bennett to represent me before the USAF. He was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I was most impressed by his willingness to spend the time needed to properly prepare and to keep me informed about the process. And we were successful defending the action."

- Litigation client

Contract Dispute

"Ellis handled our complex contract litigation matter very well. He took the time to clearly explain what the issues were, what the process would be, and what to expect. Our case was resolved successfully and at a very reasonable cost. I would definitely use his services again if needed, and would highly recommend him."

- George, a Litigation client

Consultation gem!

"By the time I was referred to David, I had received a good deal of conflicting advice on the same relatively simple business matter. Although not intimidated by the legal process, I was thoroughly at a loss for how to proceed. David very quickly made sense of the problem, carefully explained possible solutions, and was receptive to my many follow up questions. Because of his efficiency, I don’t expect to have an extended relationship, but the fact that he was simultaneously approachable, knowledgeable, and reassuring will definitely bring me back if the need arises. I am grateful that with his help, I feel very much in control of the next steps for my business."

- Business Client

Ellis Bennett

"Ellis is very hardworking and responsive. He keeps us informed at every turn and goes above and beyond everything we hoped for. I have complete confidence in his ability and highly recommend him."

- Carol, a Lawsuits & Disputes client

David is a good attorney.

"David’s best attributes are honesty, frankness, and patience. We had a steep hill to climb via-a-vis my case and he was careful to discuss the pitfalls and risks at the outset. Everything was done in a timely, professional manner and he seemed to have the respect of the opposing attorneys and worked with them to my benefit. He successfully steered the case over the first major hurtle but we couldn’t make it over the last but it was not his fault. A decent, honest fellow. I recommend him highly.The firm’s reception is pleasant also and always made me comfortable before my meetings with David."

- Pat, a Fraud client

A rare find

"Tom Dunlap is a rare find in the legal profession. He is very knowledgeable, tactful and a very skilled attorney. I know that Tom is in high demand, and I can see why. He made me feel like I was his only client. Dedication, personal attention and an ability to explain the technical issues of law made Tom really shine against other attorney’s I’ve worked with. I cannot recommend Tom Dunlap enough! He truly does great work!"

- Mike

Excellent help!

"Kevin laid out everything related to our patent questions very clearly and was an excellent help!"

- Nick

A year in defense with Ellis Bennett

"Mr. Bennett is beyond reproach. I was being sued in by a very aggressive Law Firm whose customer stated that his intent was not necessarily to win, but to use the legal system to “destroy” me. Mr. Bennett’s solid knowledge in the law and extreme diligence to the complex details of every matter in the case completely abated their goals. When working with Mr. Bennett you get the impression that you are his only client and he always has your case in mind. I HIGHLY recommend this Attorney."

- Lee, a Business client

Succinct and Helpful Advice

"I stated the main purpose of the initial consultation with Tom Dunlap as needing direct advice on applying for a Trademark for my invented product. I needed his expert opinion on whether the “conflicts” of other products with similar names to mine were serious enough to keep mine from being granted a Trademark, also. He dove right in, looked at my search results, asked some pertinent questions and gave me his opinion, and made several suggestions on how to maximize my chances. He was most helpful and knowledgeable."

- Litigation client

Succinct and Helpful Advice

"I stated the main purpose of the initial consultation with Tom Dunlap as needing direct advice on applying for a Trademark for my invented product. I needed his expert opinion on whether the “conflicts” of other products with similar names to mine were serious enough to keep mine from being granted a Trademark, also. He dove right in, looked at my search results, asked some pertinent questions and gave me his opinion, and made several suggestions on how to maximize my chances. He was most helpful and knowledgeable."

- KungfuGeisha

Professional with clear cut answers

"Too many times have I talked with attorneys who have waffled their way through the conversation, either scared to stick their neck out or not knowledgeable enough on the topic. This was NOT the case with Tom Dunlap. He gave clear, concise, actionable views based on his experience and expertise. Highly recommended."

- UHE33

Awesome attorney

"Tom Dunlap is very professional and wise beyond his years. I have already told 10 business friends about Tom’s services. I hope his firm runs for centuries!"

- Elitematevic

Very Knowledgeable and Cares

"Mr. Ludwig is a consummate professional with a wide breadth of knowledge into copyright law and trademark issues. I have a somewhat complicated case and Mr. Ludwig took a lot of time and care to help me wade through the details to make my options clearer. I absolutely would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice in these matters. A+++"

- jksymz75

Trademark Infringement

"Very evolved and experienced wisdom given. My philosophy in how to deal with conflict and issues in business was completely inline with David’s. Not the typical ‘lawyer’ stereotype. A real breath of fresh air."

- jilliegirl

A lawyer with a layman’s touch!

"I have consulted Mr. Ludwig on several occasions for the same reason: he has a way of explaining copyright and trademark law that provides the average consumer with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about the matter at hand. I value his advice and will contact him again, if the need arises."

- Josephine34