David Ludwig

David Ludwig

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Patents ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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I am a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC. My practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, internet / domain names, commercial transactions, government contracts, community associations, and bankruptcy law / creditor's rights, as well as trademark and copyright prosecution. I have represented local and national clients in federal and state court litigation matters, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings. I have represented manufacturing companies in complex patent infringement matters, technology companies in trademark infringement matters, and copyright holders in infringement actions against the likes of Disney and ABC. In 2012, I made new law in Virginia by successfully arguing to the Virginia Supreme Court that a prevailing homeowner is entitled to recover attorneys' fees in a claim against a Homeowners Association that has violated the provisions of its own governing documents. I attended law school at The George Washington University Law School where I graduated in the top third of my class. At GW, I served as a student teacher of legal research and writing and an articles editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, and I currently work as an adjunct professor of scholarly writing working with law students on the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. I previously worked for a D.C. firm that specializes in litigation and legislative policy work in the areas of copyright and constitutional law.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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3rd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
- Current
Adjunct Professor
The George Washington University Law School
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Scholarly Writing for students writing for the American Intellectual Law Association Quarterly Journal
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2006) | Law
Honors: Thurgood Marshall Scholar Merit Scholar
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Naropa Institute
M.A. (2001) | Religious Studies
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California State University - Sonoma State University
B.A. (1997) | Philosophy
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Best Law Firm in Northern Virginia (DunlapWaver)
Virginia Living Magazine
Virginia's 2012 Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
Articles & Publications
Consumer Bankruptcy From Start to Finish: Creditors' Defenses During Bankruptcy
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law: The Basics of Chapter 13
Business Contracts A to Z: Bankruptcy's Effect on Contracts
Shooting the Messenger: ISP Liability for Contributory Copyright Infringement
Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
211 Church Street, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
Toll-Free: (800) 747-9354
Telephone: (703) 777-7319
Fax: (703) 777-3656
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
Toll-Free: (800) 747-9354
Telephone: (202) 316-8558
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Toll-Free: (800) 737-9354
Telephone: (240) 744-7150
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