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Derek A Hawkins

Trademark application Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

4.8   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    60%
    Trademark Applications, Trademark Maintenance, Trademark Enforcement, Trademark Searches, Madrid Protocol Applications, TTAB Practice, Opposition & Cancellation Proceedings, Trademark Infringement

  2. Intellectual property
    20%

  3. Trademark infringement
    20%
    Cease & Desist Letters, Enforcement

Derek focuses his practice on trademark prosecution, enforcement and licensing. Known for his ability to convey complex concepts to clients in a meaningful and understandable manner, he guides his clients through the trademark registration process and provides key insights to defend the trademark rights of his clients while simultaneously enhancing their brands.

Derek has represented clients across many industries including health and wellness, retail, education, alcohol and beverage, gaming, and consumer goods. Within these industries, he has comprehensively and successfully represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Derek also assists clients with commercial transactions, business formation, and equity financing. 

Location

Hawkins IP
757 North Water Street
Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Arthur | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Great all the way around help me get my clothing line started and looking forward to working with Derek again soon
Posted by Mitch | January 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Engaged for Success
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.
Posted by Zach | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Knowledgeable with Class
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!
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Posted by Corey | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Formation Service
I used Hawkins Law Offices to aid in the formation of my LLC and to assist in creating independent contractor agreements. Derek was speedy and clear with anything I needed handled and was able to complete any task I needed of him to my exact specifications. I would absolutely recommend Derek to any friends who may need his services in the future.
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Posted by Darius Jenkins | January 18, 2015
I would recommend attorney hawkins public it's not about the money its about winning the case.
.I've had other attorneys represent me in other cases. I would recommend attorney hawkins public he doesn't feel like an attorney feels like 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 with him helping with me on all legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2015
Helpful on all levels
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.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Writer - Case Digests
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2015 - Present
  • Principal
  • Hawkins IP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Corporate General Counsel
  • Markable
  • 2015 - 2016

Education

  • Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Messiah College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010
  • City University of Seattle
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2008
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • SIMPLYMERIT, US. REG. NO. 5410062
  • Trademark Registered

Associations

  • TBEY Arts Center
  • Board Member - Marketing Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Special Recognition For Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation
  • 2017

Publications

  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Writer - Case Digests at Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2018
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Writer - Case Digests at Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Writer - Case Digests at Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2016
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Writer - Case Digests at Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Writer - Case Digests at Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2014
  • Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
  • Editor and Contributor - Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
  • 2013
  • Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
  • Editor and Contributor - Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • I Can Be My Own Boss Workshop
  • Creating an LLC For Your Business
  • 2015
  • Choose Law Program
  • Encouraging Young Students to Consider a Career in Legal Profession
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Derek
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Derek is a dedicated and experienced attorney. He will work hard to solve your problems and fight for your rights."
Business Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is an excellent lawyer. I've known him since law school, and we've stayed in contact after we graduated and started our own law firms. He is a passionate advocate, focused on problem solving, and knowledgeable in the law. I recommend him without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"Derek is smart, client-oriented, sensible, and hard working. He has the highest of ethics and expertise in his practice areas but also has the compassion and empathy necessary to help and understand client needs."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"Derek is the prototypical attorney that all clients praise and are thankful to be represented by. Mr. Hawkins puts his heart into his work and truly cares about his clients as demonstrated by his work ethic and his drive to be the best attorney he can be at all times in representing his clients' interests. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Hawkins. His ability to get great results for his clients stems from his tireless work ethic and his excellent grasp of the law. On top of that, Derek is a great person who can easily relate to anyone."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Friend
"I went to law school with Derek and have seen his ability to write and analyze problems first hand. I would recommend Derek without hesitation."
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Milwaukee Trademark application Lawyer Derek A Hawkins
Derek A Hawkins
Trademark application Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 9 years
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