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Hawkes Law, APLC is a San Diego based law firm providing trademark, copyright and business law services.

Karen Hawkes, Esq. is an experienced, strong and trusted attorney. She has focused her legal career helping individuals and business owners identify their intellectual property needs specifically tailored to trademark and copyright matters. Because Ms. Hawkes highly values the innovation, risk-taking, trust and strength of entrepreneurs, Ms. Hawkes also provides trusted business law services for all businesses ranging from start-ups to small businesses to well-established corporations. Such services include entity formation, negotiation and representation in contracts and dispute representation. Hawkes Law, APLC serves clients statewide in California and nationwide in federal trademark matters. If you have a trademark, copyright or business matter and seek a trusted advisor, contact Karen Hawkes, Esq. at Hawkes Law, APLC for a confidential consultation.

Trademark Law

At Hawkes Law, APLC we provide full service trademark representation for clients. For individuals and start-up businesses, to well-established businesses, we assist in branding by helping clients choose the best identifying and most registerable trademark for their business. We guide our clients through the trademark application process with ease. Our trademark application and registration services are provided on an affordable flat fee basis.

Hawkes Law, APLC also provides full service trademark litigation representation before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (“TTAB”). We have significant experience in both the prosecution and defense of trademark Opposition Proceedings and trademark Cancellation Proceedings.

Hawkes Law, APLC also provides full service trademark litigation representation before the state and Federal Courts throughout California. We have significant experience in both the prosecution and defense of trademark infringement claims, false advertising and unfair competition claims. At Hawkes Law, APLC, we have successfully represented numerous parties against trademark infringers, as well as defended unfounded claims. We strive to reach the best and most cost-effective resolution for our clients.

Trademark licensing is a lucrative way trademark owners can increase revenue while maintaining ownership of their trademark. Hawkes Law, APLC, we have significance experience in licensing trademarks through drafting licensing agreements and negotiating royalty payments.

At Hawkes Law, APLC, we have significant experience registering copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office, prosecuting and defending copyright infringement litigation, and DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) compliance, as well as licensing and the purchase and sale of copyrights.

Hawkes Law, APLC has significance experience in drafting internet privacy policies and terms and conditions, as well licensing copyrights through drafting licensing agreements and negotiating royalty payments.

Business Law

At Hawkes Law, APLC, we have significant experience in business law and legal matters pertaining to business entities. We assist clients in business entity formation in the State of California. We review each client’s business model, goals and resources to determine the best business entity for their situation. We routinely form business entities including 1) Incorporation for S Corporation, C Corporation and Professional Corporation, as well as LLC formation.

In addition to business entity formation, Hawkes Law, APLC regularly drafts and negotiates business contracts.

If you need to file a trademark application, copyright application, file or defend a trademark infringement or copyright infringement lawsuit, form a business entity, draft or negotiate a business contract, contact your trusted advisor, Karen Hawkes, Esq., at Hawkes Law, APLC at (619) 241-9168 for a confidential consultation.

Client Reviews

Karen has been a tremendous resource for me and my husband. She helped both of us to incorporate. It was an easy process with her and we both greatly appreciated it. She has been a resource for answers to help guide us in the right direction as business owners. We appreciate her and her expertise.

W. F.B.

Legal questions often catch us off guard, luckily Karen is always there to set us on the right path. She has made our company safer and more secure with her guidance, for which we are extremely grateful! Thanks, Karen.

C. K.

Karen Hawkes is my attorney for all my licensing support. I have worked with her for several years as I filed for word and copyrights and other licensing filings. She is so easy to work with and really listened to what your goals are for your project. She gets things done and can fight anyone that...


I was pleased to have found Attorney Karen Hawkes Law to help with my copyright infringement dilemma. She was friendly, professional, considerate, and helpful during a challenging time I was experiencing in my life regarding a prized photograph of mine being infringed upon. She assured me she would...


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