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A leading international provider of software and annuity services to the Intellectual Property sector is rapidly growing their London based team. The current operation represents established and respected names and up and coming innovators across the UK, Europe, US and Asia, and is responsible for ensuring their clients’ highly valuable IP portfolios remain protected through their tailor-made service offering.
The company is recruiting a number of new positions into the Trade Mark Renewals arm of the business, which will work seamlessly alongside another specialist administrative team based in Europe.
Responsibilities will include:
Ideal candidates will have some experience already working in an administrative and task orientated role. Attention to detail and a meticulous level of organisation is essential, as is a comfortable knowledge of Microsoft Excel. You will need to be native or fluent English speaker and be prepared to travel from time to time to meet with clients and colleagues in other offices. Prior experience of Intellectual Property, although desirable, is not required.
Plenty of ideas for growing your client base but not given the support to do so? Williams Powell are looking for a motivated trade mark attorney with a strong billing record who wants fast-track promotion to head of department.
Williams Powell are recruiting a commercially-orientated trade mark attorney to help grow their Trade Mark Department. There is a wide range of flexibility as to the candidate they might consider but all candidates will have the desire and initiative to develop the business. This could take the form of travel to conferences such as the INTA Annual Meeting or more bespoke business development trips. However, candidates do not necessarily need to have a great deal of previous experience in this area. You might for example be an associate who feels you are not entrusted with enough responsibility by your firm and who feels that your creativity and ambition are not sufficiently rewarded.
Whilst the position is one in which the firm wants you to help grow the department, it doesn’t mean there is not existing work. In fact, the firm already has a great deal of work (with particular strength in the technology, sport and construction sectors). You will be stepping into a large portfolio and have the support of a trainee trade mark attorney and a Partner who is a trade mark attorney qualified by examination. You will therefore be highly competent in all aspects of running a trade mark portfolio (including contentious work), have a good reputation with your existing clients and a strong billing record. There is ample work for the role to be entirely self-sustaining but the firm really wants to grow which means that, if successful, you will be involved in building the team in years to come and will have the potential to progress over time.
Candidates should be either a UK trade mark attorney, a UK solicitor with a background in transactional trade mark work or a qualified trade mark attorney from a jurisdiction outside the UK but within the European Union. Candidates will likely have at least one year’s post qualified experience but the firm is happy to consider attorneys all the way up to and including existing Partners of other firms. This could be a role that grows and changes over time as your experience in it develops and/or be an opportunity where you realise any unfulfilled ambitions limited by the structure and culture of your current position.
Enjoy a role with incredible breadth and scope that would suit someone who would like to further develop their existing commercial skills. You will love the social side of the job; meeting new and existing clients, fostering strong relationships and building a network of contacts across the globe.
The firm has a genuine diversity of clients from small start-up businesses to international corporations across a range of sectors including (but not limited to) pharmaceuticals, food & drink, and financial services. The firm's attorneys regularly offer strategic IP advice instead of simply delivering transactional work. The trade mark team gives focused advice on the availability, protection, use, exploitation, enforcement and assignment of trade marks, as well as dealing with related copyright, common law, business name/domain name and design matters.
The firm fosters a great work/life balance with a 21st century attitude to flexible working. The Partners also understand that to be a truly successful trade mark attorney this often means the job has to be international and they support this by ensuring that opportunities exist for overseas travel so you can meet clients and potential clients with an array of backgrounds.
There is considerable flexibility on the profile of applicants that will be considered for this role. Whilst the role will ideally suit a qualified trade mark attorney the level of post qualified experience is less important, remuneration and responsibilities will simply be adjusted accordingly.
An international firm known for their transactional IP and litigation work is growing their patent prosecution team in London. This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney looking to challenge their abilities in a supportive and collaborate environment whilst working within a smaller team, but with the resources and backing of a multi office leader in the IP profession.
The new team member will have access to a varied portfolio of clients, including software, medical devices, electronics and telecommunication, in particular 5G cellular communications. The majority of work is for direct clients in the UK, Europe, US and Asia, as well as having the opportunity to build on this base through internal and external referrals, business development initiatives and networking. The firm has access to a great deal of contentious work allowing you to work alongside the established team on a substantial number of oppositions, as well as gaining experience in areas not normally available at most patent firms.
Responsibilities will include significant drafting and prosecution (including a particular focus on standards-essential patents) in the UK, Europe and US, European litigation and opposition work, and strategic advisory and opinions. Secondments are offered to any of the firm’s international offices and although the position is ideally based in London, they will consider other locations in particular Paris and Munich.
Candidates are hoped to be nearing qualification and have a background in electronics, software, telecommunications or similar. You will need to be comfortable in a client facing and commercially focused role with ideally some experience in business development/marketing activities.
Enjoy an abundant volume and variety of work supporting a number of Partners ensuring that a diverse portfolio is maintained. Work will include small molecule medicinal chemistry, medical devices, combination therapies and formulations. There is also the potential to work within chemical processing, health foods agrochemical, cleantech and possibly oil & gas.
The practice deals with a significant amount of contentious work and you will build considerable experience of EP oppositions as well as potentially patent litigation in the UK.
The position could be based in either Cambridge or London with no particular preference either way.