Julie Hopkins

Julie Hopkins

Julie Hopkins is Of Counsel at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP and practices all aspects of intellectual property law, domestically and internationally. A registered patent lawyer, Hopkins focuses her practice on trademark clearance, registration and enforcement. She also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, she regularly represents clients in trademark, patent and copyright and advertising matters, including litigation, both at the U.S. District Court and Court of Appeals levels. Ms. Hopkins is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a frequent author and speaker on trademark and IP issues. For more information, or to contact Ms. Hopkins, please visit her firm profile page.


Posts by Julie Hopkins


The Differences Between Design Patents and Trade Dress

Design patents cover visual, nonfunctional characteristics embodied in, or applied to, an article of manufacture. They may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, the …
By Julie Hopkins
2 years ago 1

Statute Barring Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Upended

Tam appealed to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”), but the Board affirmed the Trademark Examiner’s refusal to register the mark. The Board found …

Emerging Patent Law Policy Issues for in 2013

From implementation of sections of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to anticipated decisions from the Supreme Court, we can expect changes to the patent system that will …
By Julie Hopkins
6 years ago 2

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