Legal job London, Private Practice Paralegal job, IP / Intellectual Property Paralegal job, Patent / Trademark
Your new company
This legal 500 tier 1 boutique firm with international reach is one of the fastest growing IP firms in the UK. Its international expansion has reached Europe and the USA. The firm is a leader in combining IP litigation solicitors and patent attorneys into strong partnerships. They additionally provide services to an impressive list of clients including household name leading electronic and software corporations, teach companies as well as global manufacturing, engineering, food teach and life science companies. The firm value a mutually supportive, progressive and friendly working environment.
Your new role
You will work closely with allocated Fee Earners, assisting in certain aspects of patent/trademarks work frequently without guidance, you will also provide help in dealing with certain administrative tasks allowing the Fee Earner to utilise their time. Your main duties and responsibilities fall into several areas, Paralegal, PA, Billing, Portfolio Take-ons and Standard Reporting. In terms of the Paralegal duties you will be responsible for preparing documents ready for on-line filing of UK, EPO and PCT Forms, plus CTM applications via EUIPO and Madrid Protocol applications, updating prior art files, and prepares IDS and Section 8, preparing correspondence and legal documentation accurately and with minimal supervision. In terms of PA responsibilities, you will be carrying out background research and presents findings, in response to requests from clients and/or Fee Earners, ensuring the Fee Earners are well prepared for meetings, taking the initiative to ensure that work is completed in a Fee Earner's absence and demonstrating good diary management (i.e. arranging meetings, conference calls, etc.).
What you'll need to succeed
To succeed you will need preferably over a years' experience working with patent/trademark law, previously working in a similar role would be looked favourably upon. You should have completed your law degree or appropriate conversion and have undertaken the LPC however sufficient patent/trademark experience is also desirable if applicants do not have law degrees. You will also need to be confident carrying out administrative duties.
What you'll get in return
In return you will get excellent exposure to not only IP law but high-profile IP clients. You will be assigned a Fee Earner thus will work closely on important tasks. After successful completion of your probationary period you will be eligible for a great benefits package including a company bonus scheme, health insurance (inclusive of family), enhanced Maternity / Paternity entitlements and many more. The company value the wellbeing of their employees, fresh fruit and Nespresso machines are provided free of charge in the offices. Free WIFI is also provided at all firm's sites.
What you need to do now
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