Description

The Role

We are looking for a Formalities and Renewals Administrator to join the highly regarded IPTech Department at Baker McKenzie LLP. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the Formalities and Renewals Specialists in the firms Trade Mark Practice, each of whom will place reliance on the work performed.  The London Trade Mark Practice works with the rapidly developing IP portfolios of household names with worldwide coverage.  

We place an important emphasis on the development and well being of our people. We look to enable all of our employees to be the best they can be in order for them to deliver an excellent client service.  We provide a specifically tailored Learning & Development Programme for all staff in the firm, a structured induction programme for all of our new joiners, a buddy scheme, and offer excellent career development opportunities.  Our staff enjoy an inclusive and supportive culture.

Duties will include aspects of the following (with full training given):

  • Processing and monitoring the post mailbox, together with providing support in sending original documents to our agents, notaries and clients;
  • Producing and reviewing diaries, liaising with stakeholders and agents in respect of trade mark statuses throughout the trade mark process;
  • Preparing and reporting, as directed, trade mark formalities to our clients;
  • Reviewing and maintaining document trackers;
  • Assisting with the maintenance of SharePoint sites;
  • Creating trade mark records and updating information and correspondence when required;
  • Assisting the Formalities and Renewals Specialist team to obtain billing codes for the application and renewals process;
  • Assisting with trade mark audits using the official trade mark online registries, as well as other platforms; 
  • Coordinating with teams in Manila, Belfast, and Buenos Aires to facilitate the maintenance and updating of IP databases;
  • Providing a proactive administrative service encompassing all key tasks

Jobholder Requirements

  • High work standards
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to confidently deal with demanding situations, people and requirements
  • Ability to analyse numbers
  • Strong document management skills
  • Strong client service orientation
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and online research tools
  • Flexible and efficient work practices and ability to adapt style as required
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines and manage own workload
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to liaise with people across the business
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually
  • Keen to develop and use initiative

Personal Qualities

  • Flexibility, Dedication, Humanity and Efficiency

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm.  Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard.  Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In London you will be part of a 950 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

  • Thomson Reuters (formerly Acritas’ Sharplegal) Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index, 2010- 2022 - ranked 1st 
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2021-2022: currently ranked 52nd
  • Thomson Reuters ranked the Firm No. 1 for cross-border deals for the last 12 years. More than 70% of our deals are cross-border. 
  • For the 14th consecutive year, the Firm was ranked first for deals with emerging market involvement, by both number of announced and completed deals. 
  • Law360 ranked the Firm as one of the 400 Largest US Law Firms in in its annual survey in 2020.  
  • Identified as one of the Hall of Fame for best law firms for women by Working Mother magazine, 2011-2021.
  • Named one of Stonewall's Top 100 Employers for LGBTQ+, 2017-2020.
  • Ranked as one of the Top 75 Employers in the 2021 Social Mobility Employer Index.
  • Received Double Certification for earning top marks in the 2022 Corporate Equality Index and Equidad MX of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. 
  • Winner of the Europe Mentorship Programme – International Firm award in the Euromoney Women in Business Law Europe Awards 2021
  • Winner of the Gender Diversity International Firm, Talent Management International Firm, and Work-Life Balance International Firm awards in the Euromoney Women in Business Law Asia Awards 2021

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To Apply

At Baker McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role.  We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on either 020 7919 1000 or Recruitment.London@bakermckenzie.com 

For more information about this position or to discuss any adjustments you may require during the process please contact in confidence, David Roberts, Recruitment Manager, on 020 7052 5752 or david.roberts@bakermckenzie.com

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

As the first truly global law firm, diversity and inclusion are foundational to our culture and strategic vision. We are a Firm of individuals from across the globe with different backgrounds, ideas, and points of view who collegially work together to solve complex problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple perspectives come from many sources, including the diverse ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, parental status, education, social background and life experience of our people.

Our global strategy is focused on our people, our culture, our clients and the communities where we operate. In 2019 we enacted ambitious new targets related to gender, racial and ethnic diversity at the Firm. These targets are viewed as a floor, not a ceiling, to advancing underrepresented groups, and they are backed by a variety of strategic initiatives aimed at achieving our goals. Our strategic vision is supported in London by six active employee led networks which champion diversity, lead on a number of internal campaigns and deliver a range of activity to celebrate differences in identity, inclusion, and key dates throughout the year including: LGBT+ History Month, International Women's Day, International Trans Day of Visibility, Mental Health Awareness Week, Pride, Black History Month, Social Mobility Week, International Day of Disabled Persons and many more!

Baker McKenzie London has been accredited by Disability Confident, joining over 18,000 organisations that have signed up to help change behaviours and cultures in businesses, networks and communities and reap the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.