Paula E. Hopkins

Paula Hopkins

Paula Hopkins is a dedicated trademark and brand protection attorney, focusing on strategic management of global trademark portfolios, including trademark enforcement, clearance, registration, and licensing. Paula represents a diverse clientele across all industries, ranging from individuals and startups to established corporations and nonprofit organizations, and has a proven track record of delivering effective and strategic solutions. Recognizing that every client is unique, Paula is committed to a client-centric approach that prioritizes clear communication and tailored legal advice.

Paula is a thought leader in her field; she has written articles and been quoted on such topics as celebrity trademarks, the Trademark Modernization Act, the Rogers test, parody and fair use, and the likelihood of confusion in the fashion industry. Paula also holds advanced degrees in nineteenth century American literature.




  • 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
  • Chair, Trademark Section, Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC)