Trade Mark Paralegal - Leading IP Law Firm!

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Legal - Paralegal
  • Contract Type
  • OrganizationType

We are currently working with a leading firm of patent and trademark attorneys who are looking for an experienced Trade Mark Paralegal/ Administrator to join the growing team! This is an amazing opportunity to work with an outstanding IP firm and you must have the ability to hit the ground running in a fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently to a high standard and use own initiative wherever appropriate. You will have very high attention to detail skills and exceptional written ability.

For direct applications please email:

JOB TITLE: Trade Mark Paralegal / Administrator

SALARY: From £32,000 - £48,000 per Annum, plus great benefits!

HOURS: 9:00am-5:00pm - Flexible


CULTURE: Friendly, rewarding, social, environment.

BENEFITS: Excellent benefits package included!

Job Role:

  • Preparation of documentation relevant to patents, designs and/or trademarks as appropriate and monitoring various formalities processes

  • Assistance with trade mark filing programmes, including; Obtaining and collating information relating to filing requirements and costs; preparing instructions to overseas agents; Obtaining/preparing documents for execution by clients, checking executed documents received from client and forwarding to overseas agents where appropriate;Preparing application forms (UK, EU and International);

  • Processing and forwarding of notices received from our trade mark watch provider and dealing with incoming client enquiries relating to the watching service.

  • Preparation of various documentation and presentations relevant to fee earner involvement in committees and other professional activities.

  • Transcribing dictation (Big Hand).

  • Preparation and handling of all ancillary documentation as necessary

  • Instructing overseas agents to attend to filing of new patent, design and trade mark applications

  • Monitoring fee earner deadlines/workloads

  • Preparing portfolio reports for clients and working with take-over portfolios

  • Adding official fees and firm service charges to our billing system.

  • Generating cost billing worksheet sheets for invoicing purposes.

  • Gathering commercial information on clients or potential clients

  • Dealing with signature, notarisation and legalisation of documents

  • Requesting new files and checking that files have been set up correctly on Inprotech

  • Updating Inprotech records as required (e.g. adding logos, updating specifications etc)

  • Preparation of invoices.

  • Monitoring of fee earner Work In Progress (WIP) e.g. unbilled time or service charges wherever appropriate.

  • Assisting fee earners in obtaining information from EPO, UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO and other IP related websites and databases

  • Preparing reports to clients in respect of UKIPO and EUIPO surveillance notifications, and EUIPO Search Reports

  • Reporting grants of protection of designations of International Registrations

  • Assistance with assignments, changes of name/address and other recordals, including obtaining/collating information on requirements/costs, preparing documents (eg Powers of Attorney) for execution by clients, preparing forms/instructions to overseas associates, monitoring progress of recordals and reporting to client

  • Preparing basic correspondence/emails to clients, IP offices and overseas agent

Person specification:

  • Ability to work independently to a high standard and use own initiative wherever appropriate

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Efficient, able to prioritise to meet deadlines and multi-task

  • Must be able and willing to learn new systems and procedures

  • Must be a team player, personable and approachable

  • Able to work under pressure and respond to changing demands on a daily basis

  • Very high attention to detail

  • Good typing speed

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Law Graduate - 2.1

Desirable skills/knowledge/experience:

  • Experience of Inprotech Database system and Serion/SAEGIS advantageous

  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint advantageous

  • Any experience of Inprotech Database system advantageous, although systems induction training will be provided

  • CITMA Paralegal Course - Desirable

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