Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • M.Phil., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2015
  • M.A., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2013
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2005
  • B.A., Boston College, 2002


  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
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Paula E. Hopkins

Trademark Counsel

Paula Hopkins is trademark counsel in Venable's Trademarks, Copyrights, and Domain Names Practice Group. She focuses her practice on strategic management of trademark portfolios, including trademark enforcement, clearance, registration, and licensing, and represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Paula began her legal career as an associate in the IP department of a well-known law firm in New York City, primarily representing clients in the fashion industry. Prior to joining Venable, she worked as a solo practitioner advising small business owners and entrepreneurs in trademark matters, while also working on an advanced degree in English and comparative literature (MA and MPhil completed, PhD pending).