Hopkins IP is an intellectual property boutique law firm. We represent clients from large to small, local to international, who recognize the need to protect and enforce their valuable assets. 


Our clients partner with Hopkins IP to develop strategies designed to facilitate their business goals, recognizing the importance and value of intellectual property in a global economy.

Our clients are leaders in diverse industries including fashion and apparel, the arts, manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, technology, healthcare, and service providers.  Our clients include entrepreneurs, technology-based startups, established small businesses, and multinational corporations that are seeking to preserve, protect, and commercialize the technologies and creative work behind their products and services.  

Hopkins IP provides intellectual property counseling to clients including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, unfair competition, litigation, and business advice.

Hopkins IP searches and clears brand names, logos, slogans, and trade dress and registers trademarks in the United States and worldwide.  Hopkins IP collaborates with established foreign associates around the world to register trademarks and navigate foreign trademark law.  We register copyrights on behalf of our clients with the U.S. Copyright Office.

We conduct intellectual property audits and provide due diligence and licensing of intellectual property.  Hopkins IP prepares and negotiates contracts and agreements with a focus on protecting intellectual property rights, including independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, manufacturing agreements, partnership agreements, non-compete agreements, and employment agreements.

Hopkins IP represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  We help our clients enforce their intellectual property, litigating on their behalf before the federal courts and vigorously defend our clients against infringement claims. 

Hopkins IP prepares and prosecutes patent applications and conducts patent clearance and freedom-to-operate searches. Our firm’s attorneys have almost 30 years of experience in the US patent process and are well connected with numerous patent law firms overseas.

Julie A. Hopkins founded Hopkins IP with a commitment and passion for protecting and enforcing brands through her trademark practice.

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Edward Yee has practiced patent law since 1998, preparing and prosecuting numerous patent applications in the electronics, information systems, software, and mechanical areas.

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We know intellectual property.