Attorney Derek Hawkins is the principal attorney and founder of Hawkins IP. Derek's expertise involves trademark prosecution, enforcement and licensing. He has protected the brands of his clients' businesses for five years by registering and enforcing their trademarks throughout the United States. Derek routinely operates as a "Chief Brand Protection Officer" for his clients — meshing trademark law with branding and marketing principles to create robust strategies designed to help his clients scale and monetize their brand assets.
Derek represents clients across many industries including health and wellness, entertainment, technology, retail, fashion, education, alcohol and beverage, gaming, and consumer goods. He has successfully defended and enforced his clients’ trademark rights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in a wide variety of cases. Derek also provides supplemental services to his clients who require services related to copyright registration, engaging in commercial transactions, and business formation.