We are a boutique law firm dedicated to protecting and enhancing our clients' trademarks & brands throughout the United States and beyond.
But at our core, we are so much more than a law firm -- we are strategic partners heavily invested in your growth. It is our firm belief that operating a successful venture requires a strong foundation. It is this philosophy that drives our practice and influences the way we counsel our clients. Always proactive and never reactive - we provide focused counsel that aligns with business strategy, minimizes legal spend, and helps drive business forward.
With a focus on growing our clients business' and protecting their trademarks, our aim at Hawkins Law Offices is simple - protect, maintain and monetize. These are the building blocks to our clients' major successes. Our clients are as varied as they are unique - we represent businesses of all sizes across industries, content creators, real estate developers, artists, musicians, online professionals, bloggers, and more. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we have a solution to drive your ideas to their full potential and protect your brand.
Let's Work Together
Let's Register Your Trademark
Let's Protect your Brand
What we do
As a business owner, branding is everything. Many hours of hard work, planning and implementation go into starting a business and establishing the business as a force in any industry. It goes without saying that protecting your brand is crucial when competing on the local, national and global stage. We represent clients globally before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register their trademarks and service marks and enforce their rights.
When not registering or enforcing our clients trademark rights, we are finding unique ways to monetize the branding our clients have established through licensing, franchising and scaling our clients' businesses to new markets
Trademark Clearance Searches
Trademark Maintenance & Renewal
Office Action Responses
Statements of Use
Opposition Proceedings (TTAB Practice)
Cancellation Proceedings (TTAB Practice)
Concurrent Use Proceedings (TTAB Practice)
Cease & Desists Letters
Need to Register A Trademark? Here's How It Works
Step 1: Complete our client intake form
Step 2: We conduct a thorough trademark search at the state, federal and common law level for conflicting marks
Step 3: We provide you with a copy of the search report and schedule a session to discuss the registrability of your mark
Step 4: We will prepare your trademark application and provide you with a copy prior to filing
Step 5: With your approval, we file your trademark application with the USPTO and you pay the $275 filing fee per class of goods & services
Derek A. Hawkins
Derek is an experienced trademark attorney with vast experience working with business owners and creators in all forms. Derek has successfully represented breweries, clothing designers, retail stores, musicians, artists, videographers, film directors, software developers, non-profits, and many other creative professionals before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and has helped numerous individuals and businesses enforce and protect their intellectual property rights. Derek has a passion for branding, and having his own niche boutique practice allows him to focus on the key marketing components of his clients' businesses and provide excellent counsel at competitive rates. An avid lover of music, film, sneakers and art, Derek has long devoted his career to protecting the ideas of creators and helping them capitalize on their intellectual property.
Education: Marquette University Law School 13'
Bar Admission: Wisconsin
In addition to protecting our clients' trademarks, we work hard to make sure our clients have a unique experience, receive quality counsel and leave smiling. Don't take our word for it, see what our clients have to say.
- Didn't Miss a Beat -
Zach Beaman | CEO & Creative Director | Concept Envy Advertising
"Mr. Derek Hawkins worked with us through a business copyright and trade name issue our company ran into this past year. Mr. Hawkins was immediately responsive to our issue making sure not to miss a beat and stayed ahead of the case in all aspects. Derek took initiative and used his vast knowledge in business law to resolve the issue in best way possible. He was upfront about costs and did not drag his feet through billable hours as many business attorneys do. We will continue to look to Derek now and in future for our company's legal needs. We recommend Hawkins Law Offices to any business looking for legal advice or representation, Mr. Hawkins will spend time to understand your business, your goals, and get the job done!"
- Our Firm of Choice -
Lynn Harris-Farmer | CEO | Milwaukee Black Business
It has truly been a pleasure working with Derek on a number of projects. We appreciate his professionalism, sense of urgency, and ability to craft work that fits the needs of our growing business. Derek is very adept at the needs of small businesses, virtual business models, and startups. We have chosen Hawkins Law as our firm of choice and recommend others to do the same
- Excellent Counsel -
Mitch Keim | CEO | Sigma Adventus Holdings, LLC
Derek was very helpful, directly addressing our concerns in a professional manner, he worked quickly, and maintained a level of communication that speaks to his commitment to his client. His electronic platform was very user friendly, and we were able to get the job done with no hassle.
- Great experience -
Jon Schumann | Manager | MKE Freedom Investments, LLC
I had a great experience working with Derek. My friend and I started a real estate business and were new to the business end of things. Derek helped us get everything done that we needed for the creation of our company as well as coached us through our inexperience to help us feel more comfortable with the process. I will definitely be working with Derek again for any future business needs.
- Well Worth The Cost -
Nicole Varveris | Owner | Physionetics Physical Therapy
I highly recommend Hawkins Law Offices for a any Trademark issues. From the very first point of contact until the end, Mr. Hawkins kept kept me informed as to the progress of my case. He was efficient, professional and knew his stuff in regards to Trademarks. Well worth the cost!
Use the form below to get in contact with us. Try to be a descriptive as you can. The more detailed your inquiry, the better we can assist you. Please indicate whether you are business owner, the name of your business, and if you have any documentation you would like us to review. We look forward to working with you!
Our Home Office
757 N. Water St., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI, 53202