Description

The Trademark Paralegal will be responsible for providing support to the Firm's North American Brand Management practice. We have a high volume of U.S. trademark clearance, prosecution and post-registration work as well as due diligence work for various transactions and coordination of foreign trademark work. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Preparing deadline reports for clients
  • Drafting filings and instructions for global trademark portfolios
  • Working with attorneys on corporate due diligence and global trademark assignment projects
  • Managing requests from agents
  • Organizing documentary requirements for different jurisdictions, including powers of attorney and certificates, and having these notarized or legalized according to the country requirements
 
Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge regarding U.S. trademark clearance, prosecution and post-registration requirements, in particular
  • Experience in trademark filing and prosecution, including familiarity with registration practice, and in-depth knowledge of trademark filing, prosecution and maintenance practices in the USPTO, WIPO, and other major jurisdictions worldwide
  • Working knowledge of major docketing platforms and trademark search platforms (e.g., Corsearch and CompuMark)
  • Familiarity with and the ability to update our trademark database which is based on WebTMS
  • Experience with handling assignment recordal projects across multiple jurisdictions
  • Good working knowledge of legalization requirements in major jurisdictions
  • Meticulous with good attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Have a clear and succinct writing style
  • Be comfortable working to and taking personal responsibility for managing tight deadlines work well as part of a team
  • Have good inter-personal skills, both verbally and in writing, whether dealing with colleagues, service providers or clients
  • Be pro-active and able to demonstrate initiative