Paula E. Hopkins

Paula Hopkins
Paula Hopkins focuses on strategic management of trademark portfolios, including trademark enforcement, clearance, registration, and licensing. Paula represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She 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).




  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Modern Language Association