Of Counsel, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLPPhone: 410-545-5828
Julie A. Hopkins, a registered patent attorney, focuses her practice on trademark law at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP. Ms. Hopkins practices trademark prosecution, registration and enforcement in the United States and worldwide, including searching and clearance of brand names, logos, slogans, and trade dress. Ms. Hopkins also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She conducts trademark audits and counsels her clients on copyright, advertising, and unfair competition matters. Ms. Hopkins's transactional matters include providing due diligence and licensing of intellectual property. Ms. Hopkins helps her clients to defend and enforce their intellectual property. Her litigation experience includes trademark, unfair competition, copyright, and patent infringement actions both at the U.S. District Courts and Court of Appeals levels. Ms. Hopkins has written numerous articles on a wide range of intellectual property topics. She is a frequent speaker, including as a panelist at SXSW Interactive, and at several policy briefings at the U.S. Senate in connection with pending patent reform legislation. Ms. Hopkins is active in the Baltimore community and serves on several Boards of Directors, including House of Ruth Maryland, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Smith College Club of Baltimore. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Ms. Hopkins received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from University of Maryland Carey School of Law.