Dean A. Hopkins is a trademark and copyright attorney in Manatt’s Los Angeles office. He counsels clients in connection with copyright clearance, registration and content protection, inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), management of trademark portfolios, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Dean comes to Manatt from the United States Patent & Trademark Office, where he worked as a trademark examining attorney. His practice focused on completing ex parte examination of applications for trademark registration to ensure compliance, recommending approval of marks, assessing the likelihood of confusion between applicants’ marks and previously registered trademarks, and participating in appellate proceedings before the TTAB. Prior to his time at the Patent & Trademark Office, Dean worked as an associate attorney at a Chicago-based law firm.