Mark Hopkinson

Admissions

Called to the Bar of British Columbia (2002)
(Law Society of British Columbia)

Called to the Bar of Ontario (2002)
(Law Society of Upper Canada)

Registered Trademark Agent (2003)

Registered Patent Agent (2004)

Education

B.Sc. (Specialized Honours Chemistry) (1998)
York University, ON, Canada

LL.B. (Law) (2001)
University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Contact

Tel: 604-628-9591 (Direct)

Fax: 604-259-9794

Email: mark@hopkinson.ca

Office Address

6 - 7218 Progress Way
Delta BC  V4G 1H2
Canada

Mark Hopkinson founded Hopkinson Intellectual Property Law to provide clients with practical advice and service for intellectual property matters.

Mark draws on his varied work experience to provide clients with informed advice and service.

Mark developed an awareness of corporate business requirements and profitability needs and goals while working as General Counsel (Intellectual Property & Litigation) and Corporate Secretary at the head offices of a Canadian multinational group of companies. While there Mark managed a large international intellectual property portfolio and filed and prosecuted through to registration enough industrial design applications to land in the lists of top 10 applicants and top 10 registrants for industrial designs according to the annual report of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Prior to his in-house experience Mark developed his appreciation for client requirements and private law practice while working and practicing at the largest specialty intellectual property law firm in Vancouver.

Following law school, Mark gained insight into Courts and judicial practices as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John A. O'Keefe of the Federal Court of Canada in Ottawa in 2001-2002.

Mark had already developed understandings of government and policy working in the Intellectual Property Policy Directorate of Industry Canada in Ottawa in 1999.

Mark's varied experience in government, Court, law firm, and the corporate world has provided him with a broad foundation of experience and practicality which he can draw upon to best serve his clients.

Mark can prepare and prosecute applications for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright in Canada and directly in the United States (the latter for Canadian residents). Mark can utilize his network of associates to file corresponding applications in countries around the world.

Mark can also conduct searches, prepare agreements, and act as counsel on disputes between parties.

In his spare time Mark enjoys photography, playing hockey and playing a variety of instruments and singing in an all-lawyer rock band.

Mark enjoys speaking with clients, whether new or existing. If he can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact him.