Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig is DBL Lawyers. A boutique national practice focused on business, disputes, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and government contracts.

Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig is DBL Lawyers. A boutique national practice focused on business, disputes, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and government contracts.

Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig is involved in this year's Food for the Bar Fundraiser, and we have a goal of raising $3000 by the end of May!

All proceeds go toward the Capital Area Food Bank. Donate today!! https://www.mightycause.com/team/Dblcares2019

#FoodFromTheBarDC #FoodFromTheBar #endhunger #dblcares

Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig was voted “Best Law Firm” by Virginia Living Magazine! Congratulations to our team and our clients!

Congratulations to Membership of Oklahoma Veterinary Specialist LLC, Oklahoma Veterinary Surgery LLC, and Nickel Creek Animal Medical and Surgical Campus LLC for a decade of successful business relations. #animalhospitallaw #lawyersforveterinarians #DBLmeansbusiness #DoingBetterLaw

Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig has a team of SUPER-STAR lawyers!!

Our very own Thomas Dunlap and R. Mark Solano have been selected as SuperLawyers, an honor that only 5% of lawyers from every state receive, and DBL’s Kevin Repper and Justin T. Banford have been selected as 2019 Rising Stars, an honor that only 2.5% of lawyers from every state receive.

We are proud to be able to offer our clients top quality lawyers at an affordable price. Check out more of our amazing lawyers here: https://www.dbllawyers.com/team/

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#foodforthought: With only $10, @foodbankmetrodc can distribute 25 meals!

Consider donating today: https://www.mightycause.com/team/Dblcares2019

#SmallBusinessWeek may be coming to an end today, but here is some advice from one of our partners for small businesses that is timeless!


Mompreneur mastery: Business tips from moms, for moms - GoDaddy Blog

🌸 Happy Early #MothersDay! 🌸

For all the "mompreneur's" out there… this article is for you!

godaddy.com Entrepreneurs who also are mothers, mompreneurs, juggle many responsibilities. These insights from successful mompreneurs can help smooth the path.

#FoodForThought Did you know that the poverty level in DC is at 17%? That is higher than the national average!

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is participating in this year's Food from the Bar - the legal community’s response to hunger in the Washington metro area. This year we have partnered with Capital Area Food Bank!

DBL would like to raise a minimum of $3,000 of that and with YOUR help, we can get there! Please consider making a monetary contribution to this great cause here: https://www.mightycause.com/team/Dblcares2019

#endhunger #dblcares #FoodFromTheBarDC #FoodFromTheBar

Here is Justin's advice for those thinking about starting a business! For more tips, check out the latest episode of the Blackletter Podcast! https://youtu.be/hJ9UeOLpbSM

Check out this photo of DBL's Diamond stacking boxes at Capital Area Food Bank from last year's #FoodFromTheBarDC fundraiser!

Last year’s competition yielded over $290,000 that helped provide over 655,000 meals! The goal for the 2019 competition is $350,000 total, and DBL would like raise minimum of $3,000 to contribute.

To help us reach our goal, please visit https://www.mightycause.com/team/Dblcares2019

DBL team, guests, and clients having fun with the #DBLGoldCup2019 sign!

DBL had a fantastic time at the #VirginiaGoldCup2019 #DBLGoldCup2019 - Thank you to all for hanging out with DBL at the event! 🐎

Thank you to all who joined DBL at the #VirginiaGoldCup2019 #DBLGoldCup2019 - Don’t forget to tag DBL in your pictures from today!

DBL partners Thomas Dunlap and David Ludwig enjoying their time at #VirginiaGoldCup2019! #DBLGoldCup2019 🐎

Thinking about starting a business? This #podcast has all you need to know! #Blackletter

Take a Listen Here: http://ow.ly/yjYo50tWgsr

We have officially kicked off the Food from the Bar Competition – Our local Legal Community’s response to Hunger in the Washington Metro Area!

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is excited to participate in this month-long fundraiser for the second year in a row! Last year, DBL raised more than $1100 and provided more than 100 pounds of food. This year, DBL has increased their goal to raise a minimum of $3,000!

With our collective efforts, we can certainly reach our goal! Please consider making a monetary contribution to this great cause here: https://www.mightycause.com/team/Dblcares2019

All proceeds go to the Capital Area Food Bank, a non-profit organization Capital Area Food Bank that is committed to solving hunger within the community and addressing its companion problems such as chronic under-nutrition, heart disease, and obesity. This organization is noted for helping nearly half a million people each year get access to healthy food.

We will also be accepting non-perishable food donations at our in Leesburg and Vienna office locations!

#dblcares #DBLawyers #FoodFromTheBar2019 #FFTB

Happy #LawDay! Law Day was established in 1961 to celebrate the rule of law.

Here at Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig, every day is Law Day! Our lawyers have dedicated their lives to the rule of law and know its workings inside and out.

Need a lawyer who is well-informed, committed, and affordable? Book a consultation with Dunlap, Bennett and Ludwig today!


Penn State, known to its sports fans as “Happy Valley”, discovered there are other happy valleys out there… #DBLog

Read more here: http://ow.ly/5aD950tyKDb

Congratulations to DBL's previously law clerk J.R. LoMonaco who was recently sworn in as a practicing attorney in D.C.. We are excited to have you on the DBL team as an attorney!

File first to own it!

Happy #WorldIPDay!!
Do you have a fantastic idea? Need a patent? To trademark?

Meet some of the brilliant faces that help our clients with trademarks, copyrights and patents with their innovative ideas. Connect with us today, and we will help turn your idea into action!



Government Actions Key to Building a Cyber Workforce

A "digital Peace Corps" and reaching out to students might be the best plan to buildup our cyber workforce...

afcea.org The federal government can spur cyber education and entry into the workforce with a variety of incentives during and after schooling.


Estate Planning You Should Be Doing And When You Need To Be Doing It

forbes.com Think of estate planning like jury duty. It may seem like a hassle, but the moment you’ve completed your service it's a huge relief and you’re off the hook...for now.


Premium, Toxin-Free Dog Grooming Products


Check out one of our trademark clients who is doing great work to help our environment one doggy bath at a time!

Eco Dog Care is a small business run by two sisters out in LA. They run an eco-friendly doggy-daycare, boarding and grooming services for your precious pups. However, after an unsuccessful search for a “green” dog-wash product to fit their business model that was both effective and safe, Jane and her sister Karen decided to create their own!

Jane and Karen developed their own brand of Eco Dog Care premium grooming products to go alongside their business. Their products are made with all natural ingredients, are toxin-free and are infused with essential oils and botanicals that can help repel fleas and other pests.

Eco Dog Care is just one example of many of our trademark clients that are making a positive impact not only on the market but also on our planet.

ecodogcare.com Premium, Toxin-Free Grooming Products For Your Healthy Beautiful Dog. Smarter, Naturally


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Loved this clip from the Blackletter Podcast!

Check out the full podcast here: http://ow.ly/2J9350qTqvh

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Might be having a business dispute? Listen for some insight from professionals. Lawyers David Ludwig and Laura Sefarian tell it all.

Tom Dunlap, host of The Blackletter Podcast, speaks with David Ludwig and Laura Seferian, attorneys for Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, about business litigation, what can happen with business disputes and how to resolve them. Download at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify or on www.blackletterstudio.com


India's Jet Airways finds itself out of runway as funds dry up

#JetAirways has temporarily suspended flights amid lack of funds #JetAirwaysCrisis

in.reuters.com Embattled Jet Airways halted all flight operations indefinitely on Wednesday aft...

Justin T. Banford of Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig has been selected to the 2019 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Congratulations Justin!!!


Women Are Making Their Mark in Commercial Real Estate | GlobeSt


globest.com Career opportunities in commercial real estate run the gamut from architecture, asset management and investment banking to engineering and environmental science.


Judges, Private Sector Spread Online Dispute Resolution in Courts

An inside look of the increase of Online Dispute Resolution #ODR

govtech.com Those involved with the development and use of online dispute resolution platforms see opportunities for the systems that extend well past divorces and small claims court.


Writers Guild of America will ask members to authorize a strike as contract talks falter

The writers of some of our favorite TV shows may be going on strike!

latimes.com Negotiations between the WGA and the studios have taken a turn for the worse.


How Tesla and its doctor made sure injured employees didn’t get workers’ comp

Wonder what Elon Musk's thoughts are?

revealnews.org A former clinic employee shares the intensity of Tesla’s pressure and her boss’s willingness to let bottom-line concerns influence clinical decisions.

Should a US Website Be GDPR Compliant? As more companies opt to take their business #online, concerns over #privacy have recently dominated conversations on consumer’s rights. This is where the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes in. #GDPR is an #EU law designed to let citizens of the EU have more control over how their data is used. This is done by making it easier for them to access and decide who they share it with. While it is an EU law, U.S. #websites collecting data from any EU citizens in an EU country are subject to it as well. Submitted by Tracy Collins @r_am_jones http://ow.ly/pxGo50pSwCd


USCIS reaches FY 2020 H-1B regular cap in five days, visa approvals to Indian IT down 49%

The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (@USCIS) has received 65,000 #H1B visa petitions since 1st April. This is the cap that was congressionally-mandated for FY 2020. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to extend the amount of time a current H -1B worker may remain in the United States. #H4EAD https://bit.ly/2v0fiL5

economictimes.indiatimes.com H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers.

The haze is burning off the Fuzhou skyline. Meeting with our local counsel and then off to a client site! Another great day in China. #chinaintellectualproperty

DBL's Tom Dunlap, Erick Robinson, and Dragon Wang meeting with new clients in China. #Beijing #China office. #SmallWorld #GlobalFirm

A new episode of the Blackletter Podcast is now available. This episode is “What are Disputes & How to Resolve Them”. The Blackletter Podcast is sponsored by Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig and is now available on #itunes, #google play & #spotify or http://www.blackletterstudio.com

Team China getting ready for a big day of client meetings! Partners Thomas Dunlap and Erick Robinson linking up (waiting for) partner Dragon Wang. Dress code is “Easy/Glam”. Which we are clearly pulling off. Easily and glamorously.

March proved to be another job well done for our DBL team. BIG congratulations to our clients!


US government agency says work rights given to H-1B spouses don’t harm US jobs - Times of India

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on April 1, submitted to the court of appeals that the 'Save Jobs USA' lawsuit should be dismissed. This lawsuit relates to the employment authorization (EAD) that is available to certain H4 visa holders. Given that a proposal to rescind the #H4EAD is currently under review, this submission made by the DHS has come in as a surprise. Several voluntary bodies, fighting for a continuation of the EAD, view it as a small victory. However, @DHSgov also submitted that the Appeals Court should not decide whether DHS had the statutory authority to issue the H4-EAD rule. In this context, it reiterates that the agency has taken the affirmative steps towards publishing a new rule that will remove H4 holders from #employment authorization eligibility. https://bit.ly/2UvdFmR #spousevisa

timesofindia.indiatimes.com International Business News: NEW DELHI: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on April 1, submitted to the court of appeals that the 'Save Jobs USA' lawsuit should be dism.

Be careful, there are 2018 tax changes that may impact your small business return! The new Tax Cuts & Job Act (#TCJA) that was signed into law just before 2018 has quite a few changes that small businesses owners need to be aware of. This #TaxReform was intended to provide benefits for business owners and impact business tax rates, business mileage rates, Social Security maximum, and the allowed limits for equipment purchases. Our latest #DBLog puts a spotlight on some of the major #tax changes that could impact your 2018 small business return. Click here to check it out: https://bit.ly/2CRbn7K

DBL Partners take the reigns as thought-leaders on the emergence of #China into the #Intellectual Property market. Authors @Thomas Dunlap and @Erick Robinson addressed and analyzed #patent litigation issues in China in the prestigious #Chambers global law guide that offers a comparative analysis from top-ranked lawyers. Read the analysis by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2Fx8mdi

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has had a significant victory in a high-profile patent lawsuit. A Texas U.S. District Judge doubled a jury award to $24.5 million and added $4.75 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses for a toy company that won a case against Telebrands Corporation. In doing so, the judge found that Telebrands infringed two patents on a water balloon device. The judge also found that Telebrands’ intentionally copied the patented product and used obstructionist tactics throughout the case. The product “Bunch O Balloons” is produced by toy manufacturer ZURU pursuant to a license with Tinnus. Telebrands copied the product and released an “As Seen on TV” infomercial-style ad campaign calling its product “Balloon Bonanza”. In 2015, Tinnus and ZURU sued Telebrands, claiming that Telebrands’ product infringed their patent. Judge Robert W. Schroeder III issued a 64-page opinion in which he added to the plaintiffs’ trial victory by doubling the jury award to $24.5 million. He also awarded plaintiffs $4.75 million in attorney fees and expenses and denied Telebrands’ motions for a new trial. http://ow.ly/yXZh30ofzYT

Unified Patents - Analytics Portal

On the Unified Patents Institutional Success IndeX (ISIX) for “Patent Owner Law Firm” Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig ranked 12th in 2018, for more see: http://ow.ly/EcHG30oeyuL #dbllawyers #dblwins #patentowners #patentinfringement


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