"Derek was very thorough with his advice and offered insight into all his recommendations."
Derek represents clients across many industries including health and wellness, entertainment, technology,… read more retail, fashion, education, food & beverage, and gaming.
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
"Derek was very thorough with his advice and offered insight into all his recommendations. He not only assisted me in securing legal documents, but divulged the purpose of the aspects involved with it. — Matthew B."
"I would recommend Attorney Hawkins publicly, he doesn’t feel like a traditional attorney. He is someone who cares about doing the right thing for his clients. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been able to get through a lot of life situations. I now have him helping me with all legal matters. — Darius J."
Jul 2014 - Present
Hawkins IP is a boutique law firm specializing in trademark law. We provide comprehensive legal counsel to help our clients create, register, enforce and monetize their trademarks. Our goal is to work with high-quality businesses to help them leverage trademark law to add value to their business and protect the brands they've worked so hard to create.
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Provided direct counsel to CEO and CFO of emerging tech startup company in areas of corporate structure, venture capital financing, trademark, and employment law issues.
During my tenure as General Counsel, I negotiated and drafted terms to secure over $1.5 million in combined private convertible debt and venture capital financing for the company and drafted sponsorship and licensing agreements.