11 days old

Trademark Paralegal

Knobbe Martens
Irvine, California
  • Job Code
    OC210601-2
  • Job Type
    Paralegal
  • Job Status
    Full Time

General Summary: Support trademark attorneys in the timely preparation, prosecution and enforcement of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright cases on behalf of Firm clients. Manage a docket and communicate professionally with attorneys, foreign associates and clients. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys in the prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright cases, as well as Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cases, along with foreign oppositions and cancellations.
  • Research third party use of marks, as well as trademark assignments and name/address change recordals in foreign countries.
  • Prepare and file U.S. trademark and copyright applications with the USPTO.
  • Prepare and assist with filing extensions of time, statements of use, combined affidavits, assignments, renewal applications, and responses to office actions with the USPTO.
  • Prepare initial search opinion letters, cease and desist letters, foreign filing instruction letters, as well as foreign associate letters instructing the filing of opposition or cancellation proceedings.
  • Prepare cost estimates for trademark prosecution and maintenance, including filings in foreign countries.
  • Conduct, order and analyze trademark watching service reports; forward reports and results to assigned clients.
  • Prepare and file all documents in connection with oppositions and cancellation actions or proceedings.
  • Assist with the preparation of documents to be produced with the preparation of answers to discovery requests.
  • Prepare registered user agreements, assignments and license agreements.
  • Prepare various charts and status reports of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright protection.
  • Provide coverage for the Trademark Department as requested. Conduct and participate in training as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisors.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree along with either a Paralegal Certificate or a written declaration from a supervising trademark attorney stating that the candidate is qualified to perform paralegal tasks.
  • Minimum of one to three years of trademark paralegal experience.
  • Courses in business and communication are helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience working with iManage or similar document management system and research tools such as Saegis.
  • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision exercising good judgment and decision making.
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Able to analyze, organize and prioritize case information.
  • Able to meet the Firm’s billable hour requirement or value added equivalent.
  • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely and have excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.    
  • Must meet minimum testing requirements.

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Industry

  • Legal Services
Posted: 2021-07-12 Expires: 2021-08-11

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