Our client is an extremely well regarded mid-town firm with a diverse range of clients: businesses, financial services (including Fintech), educational and not-for-profit organisations, and individuals and families.
A new mid level (3pqe+) position has arisen within the IP/Commercial team which has grown by 30% in the last 5 years, with the last two seeing accelerating performance, across client types. Old and new clients have fuelled new instructions in all areas of commercial and IP work. This has created a diverse and dynamic practice, and a demand for commercial and IP advice, with a particularly strong emphasis on brand-related work (including trade mark management), commercial contracts and IT contracts.
The position sits at the heart of the IP & Commercial team, and will involve working with all partners in the team. It also offers exposure to partners outside the team (especially from our Corporate, Charities and Banking teams). While the role will focus on fee-earning, there will be an opportunity to join in marketing and business development activities, including writing articles, delivering presentations, attending networking events and travelling, sometimes overseas, for conferences.
The Associates in the IP & Commercial team may occasionally be asked to fulfill full-time or part-time secondments with some of our larger institutional clients.
The main focus of the role will be on intellectual property and contract law. The successful applicant will have a solid background in and understanding of the following non-contentious IP and IT-related work:
*trade marks and copyright;
*software and other IT transactions; and
Ideally the candidate will have experience of Trade Mark Registry and EUIPO work, including oppositions and revocations.
Other areas of law where a degree of familiarity would be beneficial include:
*IP/IT due diligence;
*copyright and databases;
*licensing and franchising;
*consumer law; and/or