Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a multi-office general practice law firm based in suburban Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia with a substantial intellectual property prosecution and litigation practice. DBL is ranked __ in numbers of trademark applications filed annually and __ in numbers of patents filed annually. In addition, DBL has litigated over a hundred IP cases in U.S. federal courts and manages dozens of proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. …
At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we strive to invest in the success of each of our clients by offering top-notch legal advice and services at affordable prices, while establishing long-term relationships built on trust. We make it our mission to serve as fierce advocates, ensuring that every client has complete confidence in our expertise, and trust in our team.
DBL isn’t just lawyers. We are veterans, business owners, patent-holders, aerospace engineers, and MBA’s.
For over twenty years, Fillmore Spencer has been providing branding advice and helping clients large and small register and enforce their trademarks. From business matters to family matters, from legal advice to litigation, Fillmore Spencer is a full-service law firm, with three locations in Utah. Fillmore Spencer: solving problems and seizing opportunities–for you, your family and your business.
Alex Butterman has been representing a diverse group of foreign and domestic businesses in a variety of industries and commercial sectors since 1995 in all facets of trademark prosecution and practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and virtually every trademark office around the world with the help of an extensive network of foreign associates. Alex has worked in several intellectual property boutique law firms and consulted with the in-house trademark group of a multi-national hospitality industry company. Alex counsels businesses at all stages of development, assessing and searching the availability of marks; establishing, enforcing and maintaining trademark and service mark rights; resolving intellectual property disputes; handling internet domain name IP issues, anti-counterfeiting matters, copyright prosecution, IP licensing and transactional matters, and intellectual property research and due diligence investigations.
As an Attorney Advisor in Law Office 106 of the USPTO trademark examining operations for three years, Alex examined thousands of trademark applications in the fields of cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning preparations, publications and office supplies, toys and sporting goods, and all types of service mark applications and defended registration refusals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Alex has been an active member of the International Trademark Association, participating in several of its committees for the past dozen years.
Mary Witzel is an associate attorney at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC. She specializes in litigation and intellectual property law. She is licensed to practice in Virginia.
Mary attended the George Washington University Law School, where she served as executive articles editor on the student editorial board of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, wrote a note on trade secrets, was awarded Best Overall Competitor in the Judge Albert H. Grenadier International Law Moot Court Competition, and was a member of the GW Law Moot Court Board. Prior to joining the firm, Mary worked for a boutique Richmond law firm that specialized in trademark law.
Barnard Madsen’s 32-year legal career includes service on a U.S. congressman’s staff, as an Air Force judge advocate, a Special Assistant U.S. attorney, and Assistant Attorney General. He has served as a prosecutor and criminal defense counsel, and full-time for four years as an appellate counsel, and has now served twenty years in private practice. His current practice focuses on intellectual property, employment law, commercial litigation, and appeals. He has been voted multiple times by other attorneys as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in intellectual property and business litigation.