Intellectual property litigation lawyers at Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig embrace the smartest solutions to complex issues while remaining the fiercest of advocates. We litigate with the largest firms in the world and win, and we do this at a much lower cost.

Client-Centric

Traditional and expensive legal approaches are not the best solution to every problem. We listen to our clients needs, and respond with smart and effective business outcomes that drive legal solutions. We use an innovative and collaborative approach to case strategy, management, and fees.

Competent

Our team of attorneys hail from top law schools and decades of experience at the best and brightest of mega-firms with hundreds of wins in State and Federal Courts. Experience matters, winning matters even more. We bring both with confidence.

Cost-Competitive

We guarantee a better effective rate than the much larger firms that we compete against. We can offer the same high-quality legal work at more efficient cost.

Patent Infringement Litigation & Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB)

Our patent infringement litigation team is constantly re-evaluating the client’s risks and benefits during the course of litigation, re-assessing settlement and litigation strategies on an ongoing basis as new facts are discovered. Our attorneys fully understand that, in many cases, putting a stop to the infringing conduct and preserving a client’s market share can be just as important or even more important than financial remedies, and we often seek restraining orders and preliminary injunctions early in an infringement case to accomplish precisely those goals.

Our team has significant experience litigating and resolving patent disputes in a number of contexts and industries, and on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We bring that experience to the table through all stages of the dispute resolution process, from the initial evaluation of the case through settlement efforts and ultimately trial.

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Copyright Litigation

Copyright law protects the creative works of expression such as music, the written word, photographs, and paintings, but it also protects creations such as software code, engineering designs, architectural plans, and more. Copyright protections include the exclusive rights to reproduction, distribution, public performance, and the right to create derivative works.

Copyright protection is critical the entertainment and publishing industries. A company’s copyright portfolio can actually be far more valuable than its fixed assets, and infringement can affect artists and publishers alike. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s attorneys have litigated numerous copyright infringement matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We have represented major film studios as well as independent photographers in a case involving online infringement, and we have also represented journalists and screenwriters whose works were alleged to have been unlawfully appropriated by Disney and ABC.

Our team constantly re-evaluates the client’s risks and benefits during the course of litigation, re-assessing settlement and litigation strategies on an ongoing basis as new facts are discovered. We understand that, particularly in the situation of online infringement, stopping the dissemination of a work is often as important or more important than financial remedies, and we often utilize takedown notices and Section 512 subpoenas to get infringing content off the internet before any lawsuit is even filed.

Our  team has significant experience litigating and resolving copyright disputes in a number of contexts and industries, and on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We bring that experience to the table through all stages of the dispute resolution process, from initial case evaluation through settlement efforts and ultimately trial.

A company’s brand is that company’s public face. It is the way a customer distinguishes your company’s products and services, and it’s where your company’s advertising dollars are most heavily invested. A company’s trademarks can be far more valuable than its fixed assets, and infringement, false advertising, and deceptive trade practices can not only cost your company sales today but can also do continuing harm to your company’s business reputation that can have devastating effects for years to come. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s trademark infringement attorneys have litigated a considerable number of trademark infringement and false advertising matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We have represented companies in various sectors in such matters–from technology companies to professional sports organizations.

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Trademark Infringement Litigation & Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB)

Our team is constantly re-evaluating the client’s risks and benefits during the course of litigation, and they re-assess settlement and litigation strategies on an ongoing basis as new facts are discovered. We understand that, in many cases, stopping the infringing conduct and protecting a client’s business reputation can be just as important as or even more important than financial remedies, and we often seek restraining orders and preliminary injunctions early in an infringement case to accomplish those goals.

Our trademark infringement attorneys and false advertising litigation team have significant experience litigating and resolving trademark disputes in a number of contexts and industries, and on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We bring that considerable experience to the table through all stages of the dispute resolution process, from the initial case evaluation through settlement efforts and ultimately trial.

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Domain Name Litigation & URDP Disputes

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the private sector, non-profit corporation responsible for databases related to the namespaces of the Internet and for guaranteeing the Internet’s stability and security. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig counsels and represents our business clients regarding disputes handled under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Disputes regarding domain names can emerge from legitimate commercial competition as well as from misunderstandings and business opportunism. Misunderstandings are common regarding the rules governing the registration and use of domain names.

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we help clients assess their options and determine their best course of action based on our considerable experience with domain name disputes. Our attorneys represent domain name investors, parking companies, registrars, and online marketing firms. We also represent both trademark owners and domain name registrants in UDRP procedures. If you have received a UDRP complaint and need to respond, we assess the situation and draft a strong response on your behalf. If you receive a UDRP complaint, contact us as immediately, because you have only a brief amount of time to respond.

For domain name holders, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s attorneys can review your current portfolio and help you minimize the risk of future disputes. Our domain name dispute team also provides clearance letters, risk assessment, and due diligence services if you want or need to register, invest in, or acquire or a new domain name. When you’ve worked to develop a domain name portfolio, we will help you protect it from unwarranted and harassing domain name challenges.

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