Description

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave - like no other firm and few other businesses. As a team of 13,000 people, including over 6,500 lawyers, in more than 70 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.

 

For over 55 years, our Intellectual Property practice has been helping clients in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights and technology. We leverage our global resources and extensive experience to help clients grow and protect the value of their intellectual property anywhere in the world. Our global network of lawyers is our core strength – we work efficiently across borders, have intimate knowledge of the legal and business culture of the countries where we have offices, advise clients in a practical, easy-to-understand manner and form efficient international teams of attorneys. We act for many multinational brand owners in a wide variety of industries, including household and pharmaceutical products, fashion and luxury goods, transportation, sports, consumer products, foods, electronic goods, media, entertainment and technology. We believe in developing close professional relationships with clients and recognize the importance of understanding their business to better satisfy their legal and commercial requirements, constantly building on our capabilities with innovative solutions suited to the business of our clients and have received numerous awards.

 

The North American Intellectual Property and Technology team seeks an Associate attorney with four to six years of trademark litigation and brand management experience to be located in either our New York or Chicago office. Ideal candidates should have experience handling all aspects of district court and TTAB litigation, including preparing pleadings, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review management, legal research, motion drafting, and deposition preparation. Extensive experience prosecuting trademark applications, providing trademark availability and registrability analyses both domestically and globally, conducting online investigations, handling routine enforcement and UDRP proceedings is also essential. Familiarity with false advertising, unfair competition and trade secrets claims is strongly preferred.

 

Candidates must also possess top academic credentials, strong analytical ability, and excellent communication and writing skills. We seek candidates that have the ability to function smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members, and to work well with in-house counsel. It is essential that candidates be admitted to and a member in good standing of the New York or Illinois State Bar, or eligible to become admitted.

 

The annual salary range is between $310,000 and $390,000.