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Alexander H Butterman

Trademark application Attorney at Leesburg, VA

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About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    prosecution, appeals, examination, counseling

    28 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Trademark infringement
    Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board - oppositions/cancellations; cease & desist matters; also trademark clearance, selection, opinion work and related counseling

    28 years

  3. Copyright application

    28 years

  4. Intellectual property
    transactional - assignments, licenses, distribution and related agreements, counseling

    25 years

          Mr. Butterman is a seasoned trademark attorney and former Attorney Advisor in the trademark examining operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the USPTO, Mr. Butterman worked in one of the Law Offices that specialized in cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning preparations, publications and office supplies, toys and sporting goods, plus a variety of different services.  Both before and after his experience at the USPTO, and prior to joining the general practice firm of Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig, Mr. Butterman worked as an associate in several intellectual property specialty law firms and in the in-house legal department of a major international hospitality industry corporation counseling a wide variety of large and small businesses in both domestic and international trademark clearance (selection), prosecution, maintenance, protection, enforcement and transactional matters. Mr. Butterman’s work experience also covers unfair competition and copyright prosecution and transactional matters. During law school, Mr. Butterman interned in the copyright administration department of EMI Music Publishing.

            Mr. Butterman’s law school endeavors featured an appointment as the Executive Notes and Comments editor of the New York International Law Review and the publication of his article entitled, “Baseball’s Anti-trust Exemption and an Owner-Imposed Salary Cap: Can They Coexist?” in an entertainment and sports law journal of the American Bar Association.   

            In addition to membership in the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Alex Butterman is an active member of the International Trademark Association participating in several of its committees for the past two committee terms.  Mr. Butterman focuses his practice on all areas of foreign and domestic trademark law, copyright practice and unfair competition.

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Licensed for 26 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/27/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 06/08/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Alexander

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
211 Church St., SE
Leesburg, VA, 20175


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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Alexander H Buttermannce
We appreciate the long hours and hard work that has gone into this case, working with you has been very enjoyable and confident. You have displayed exceptional skills and worked with great sincerity and generousness. We are grateful for dedicated work and like to inform that you have been a great asset to our organization. Your efforts have helped our company to achieve various milestones and I hope you have also enjoyed working with us!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 446-595 per hour
  • Pro bono 1 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Counsel
  • Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • trademark attorney
  • 2005 - 2018
  • 2004 - 2005
  • consultant
  • 2003 - 2004
  • trademark attorney
  • Edell Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Trademark Examining Attorney
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Associate
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • St John's University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Lehigh Univeristy
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • International Trademark Association
  • Member and Committee Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Senior Counsel of the Year
  • Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
  • 2020


  • Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Baseball's Antitrust Exemption and an Owner-Imposed Salary Cap: Can They Coexist?
  • 1994
  • New York International Law Review (NY State Bar Association)
  • Recent Decision
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Trademark application Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Butterman is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a credit to the legal community and a truly great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Copyright application Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have just read an answer from Mr. Butterman on Avvo that was not only legally accurate but contained tremendous practical advice and common sense. It took quite a bit of thought to compose such an answer, which reflects well on all Avvo attorneys. What a great job."
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Intellectual property