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Newly Qualified Trade Mark Attorney (2-4 years’ PQE)

A pioneering law firm in London are growing their successful IP practice and are looking for an experienced trade mark attorney to join the team.

The trade mark operation plays an integral role in the wider IP department and the team are responsible for a number of incredibly high value, global trade mark portfolios. You will gain a great deal of exposure to world class clients via regular telephone contact and face to face meetings, and there will be a strong focus on trade mark prosecution as well as offering sound strategic advice on wider IP matters.

The successful candidate will benefit from a paper-lite office and an excellent in-house record management system, as well the support of a professional team of specialist paralegals and administrators. The environment is one of inclusiveness and collaboration. You will work closely with your peers within and beyond the IP department, depending on your clients’ individual needs.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a non-hierarchical team with a collegiate and feedback oriented approach, whilst working with some of the world’s most engaging and high value clients. The successful candidate will gain access to an outstanding in-house group wide training scheme which includes regular conferences and seminars, as well as support through the Trade Mark Litigators Certificate if desired.

You will be joining a firm with a highly international outlook and will be afforded ample opportunity for cooperation with overseas colleagues, as well as the potential for secondment to one of the firm’s European offices or in-house to a client. Candidates will need to demonstrate an excellent academic record and will ideally be newly ITMA qualified, with proven experience of handling UK and CTM trade mark registrations. Flexible working is considered and can be discussed on an individual basis.

Salary: Excellent
Location: London

Newly Qualified Trade Mark Attorney, Dubai

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious global law firm and the largest IP operation in Dubai. You will have chance to work with a variety of engaging trade mark portfolios, belonging to prominent clients based within the MENA region and further afield.

The firm are looking for a newly qualified trade mark attorney with solid trade mark registration experience to join their dynamic IP operation. The team is made up of highly renowned professionals from world leading IP firms, as well as knowledgeable local practitioners with sound experience of the regional market. You will manage a variety of first class trade mark portfolios and will work across a range of stimulating sectors; including but not limited to retail and hospitality, telecommunications, and FMCG. The team itself includes an interesting mix of renowned professionals from world leading IP firms overseas, as well as knowledgeable local practitioners with sound experience of the regional market.

The successful candidate  have the chance to be involved in business development via the attendance and participation at conferences and events, the generation of articles and newsletters, and involvement in key meetings both in the UAE and internationally.

The role would suit a qualified UK trade mark attorney or a solicitor who undertakes trade mark registration work.  Preference will be given to candidates qualified in the UK but other jurisdictions will be considered.

Salary: Excellent (and tax free)
Location: Dubai, UAE

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

An incredibly successful and internationally focused firm is growing their experienced trade mark team with an additional qualified trade mark attorney. The firm benefit from having an extremely well designed infrastructure, allowing for attorneys across offices to communicate seamlessly with each other, with clients from across the world, and with their trusted network of foreign associates. There is a collective working ethos where attorneys at all levels and in all offices can share ideas and work together on client projects and business development activities.

You will be responsible for a portfolio of clients originating from a diverse range of industries including food and drink; finance; consumer goods; and advertising, and will develop their trade mark strategy through tasks including reviewing the existing portfolio and identifying any strengths and weaknesses; monitoring international competitor and sector activity; designing, implementing and managing an appropriate branding strategy; and helping futureproof your client’s portfolio through streamlining their internal management processes and imagining new avenues in which the brand can develop.

There is a transparent route to Partnership with regular appraisals allowing for realistic objectives to be set and achieved, and a fantastic pay scale which is above average in the current market. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a firm which understands the meaning of a work life balance, has the reputation, client base and job security of a large established name in the field but with the closeness and collaborative feel of a smaller and more integrated team.

Ideal candidates will be qualified in the UK, however those from part qualified level upwards will also be considered.

Salary: Above average
Location: Manchester

Qualified/Part Qualified Patent Attorney Mechanical Engineering (or Physics)

This firm wants its attorneys to be commercially minded and able to offer strategic IP advice to their clients.  Some of the work will include: negotiation of settlement agreements; competitor portfolio and product analysis; due diligence; invention harvesting; creation and implementation of client IP policies at Board level; provision of IP training to managers and engineers; infringement and validity advice; freedom-to-operate opinions and, drafting and prosecution. 

Client satisfaction is at the forefront of the firm’s ethos, as is departmental connectedness and the provision of an open and supportive working environment. The firm offers its attorneys a great deal of room for professional development and the opportunity to attend a number of CPD and networking events. For those in the early stages of their career, there is a strong support structure in place whilst sitting their qualifying examinations.  For qualified attorneys there is a very meritocratic structure ensuring that progression towards Partnership is both achievable and transparent.

This role would suit a part or recently qualified patent attorney with a strong background broadly within mechanical engineering. Ideal candidates will also need to be business minded, as they will play an important part in the firm’s future direction and development. 

Salary: Very competitive with excellent bonus scheme
Location: Bristol

Patent Attorney, Electronics/Physics

Patent Attorney, Electronics/Physics

Gill Jennings & Every is a leading patent and trade mark firm which is consistently acknowledged for the high calibre of support and advocacy that it provides to their world class clients. GJE is now looking for a finals standard patent attorney to join their well-regarded IT & Engineering team, based at their friendly, modern offices in London.

The firm’s working environment is one that is stimulating and collaborative, in which your ideas will be listened to regardless of your level of seniority. Attorneys at Gill Jennings & Every are actively encouraged to be client facing and commercially minded. Client care is regarded as crucial to the ongoing success and reputation of the firm, and as a result you will need to be relationship driven, a strong communicator, and not afraid of developing complex IP strategy in collaboration with colleagues, clients and external counsel.

The support on offer will be second to none; with an open door policy allowing you to discuss cases with Partners and senior associates. As you progress, the opportunity to tailor your practice to suit your strengths and interests increases through joining sector groups and project teams. Working alongside an experienced Partner with excellent contacts in the industry and strong experience of handling contentious and high value issues at the EPO, you will have the chance to work with a range of cutting edge technologies including telecommunications, avionics, optical recording media and software.

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain a good mix of direct client and agency work experience. Your ideas and input will be truly valued, in a firm where trainees and qualified attorneys are allowed to take ownership of their own work. Furthermore, hard work and success are readily rewarded by a clear and transparent path through to Partnership as well as a competitive and achievable firm, team and individual bonus scheme. Candidates will need an excellent academic background in electronics, physics or a related discipline and will preferably be at a finalist level, however those who have just completed the Queen Mary and those with 1 year's PQE will aslo be considered. You will need to be ambitious and hands on, as the firm has a clear growth plan in mind and are looking for candidates who want to be part of it.

Salary: Competitive
Location: London

Finalist Level Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineering/Electronics

Finalist Level Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineering/Electronics

Cleveland IP is an innovative patent and trade mark firm with an impressive track record within the industry. They wish to expand their engineering and electronics offering by recruiting a patent attorney with a client centric attitude and with long term career aspirations.

The successful candidate will have the chance to carry out substantial direct client work, both domestic and international. You will have ample opportunities to meet interesting and innovative clients face to face, and provide tailor made advice regarding the protection of their IP portfolios across a range of interesting subject areas, depending on your technical skill set, including: radar and sonar; mass spectrometer machines; defence technology; consumer electronics; medical devices; software; and test instrumentation.

Cleveland’s attorneys are well connected and active members of the IP community, and are encouraged at all levels to carry out business development activities such as attending networking events, exhibitions and conferences in the UK and overseas. The firm ensures that their attorneys are kept up to date with the latest developments within the sector, via CPD events and training which are offered to attorneys at all levels.

This is an excellent chance to join a firm that is ambitious in a measured way, and where significant value is placed on a healthy work life balance. They have a strong sense of inclusiveness and a meritocratic philosophy that ensures that Partnership is wholly realistic for those who are willing to work for it. Their qualified attorneys are also afforded a great level of flexibility, with part time and home working opportunities available. You will be given the freedom to develop your client portfolio in a way that suits your particular skill set and interests, with the support of the firm and your peers.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic background in mechanical engineering, physics, electronics, computer science or software and will ideally be comfortable handling both mechanical and electrical inventions. Preferably you will be at a finalist level, although patent attorneys with a minimum of 2 years’ experience through to 2 years’ PQE will be considered. There is a good amount of flexibility in the background required to fill these roles as there is a wide spectrum of work available, so if you have a broadly engineering background but are unsure as to whether or not you fit the brief entirely we would still like to speak to you.

Fellows and Associates are one of two consultancies retained on this project by Cleveland IP.

Salary: Excellent
Location: London

Finalist/Newly Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

This firm is not afraid to take chances when it comes to making strategic business decisions, and have become extremely successful over the years as a result. They are proactive in their approach to recruitment and with this in mind, they are looking for an additional finalist level or newly qualified attorney to join their trade mark team.

The practice is commercially minded and reacts quickly to developments in the industry, offering highly valuable and no nonsense advice to their clients across industries including beauty and cosmetics; household and pharmaceuticals; security; food manufacturing; and entertainment. Duties will include the full spectrum of trade mark work from drafting, filing and prosecution through to searches, ongoing portfolio management and strategic advice and consultancy. There will also be the opportunity to become involved in more contentious issues, including UK and CTM opposition and cancellation actions, infringement, and anti-counterfeiting.

Ideal candidates will be nearing qualification (or will have recently qualified), will be comfortable working in a commercially focused and client facing role, and will have an extremely strong academic background. You will be given your own portfolio of work to manage from day one and responsibilities will be increased over time to suit your interests and growing skill set.  Regular team meetings and close contact with the senior Partners, fellow fee earners and trainees alike will allow for a collaborative and inclusive working environment, and ample support and mentoring will ensure you have the support you need to progress quickly and effectively in your career. 

Salary: Excellent
Location: London
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