Julie Hopkins, an experienced intellectual property attorney, has joined the Baltimore office of Womble Carlyle. A registered patent lawyer, Hopkins focuses her practice on trademark clearance, registration and enforcement. She also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, she regularly represents clients in trademark, patent and copyright and advertising matters, including litigation, both at the U.S. District Court and Court of Appeals levels. She is the chair of the intellectual property section of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a frequent author and speaker on trademark and IP issues. In the community, she serves on the boards of directors for the House of Ruth Maryland, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Smith College Club of Baltimore.