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A firm who are renowned internationally for offering first class strategic advice are now looking to grow their trade mark practice with the addition of a qualified trade mark attorney.
As well as advising clients on a variety of contentious and non contentious matters, you will work in close collaboration with the firm’s patent practice, gaining significant exposure to their wider IP portfolio. The team is known for their success when registering and enforcing trade mark rights on behalf of clients worldwide, and have significant experience of attending hearings and appeals both at home and overseas. You will work with an interesting range of clients such as innovative local start-ups and multinational household names, across a number of industries including software, mobile applications, media, fashion, publishing, food and beverages, and automotive.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm with an international reputation for excellence. You will have the chance to get involved with the wider business operation through attendance at industry events, as well as contributing to the firm’s marketing and social media presence if desired.
Ideally, the firm would like to hear from qualified candidates with around 2-3 years’ PQE.
Morningside Translations, a global leader in patent translations, foreign filing services and litigation support, is looking to grow their Hamburg based team with at least one additional business development professional. The company enjoys an extremely international client base, including the patent departments of Fortune 500 companies and their outside counsel, which are serviced out of their multiple bases across the US, Europe and Asia.
The purpose of this newly appointed role is to further build the company’s European presence and add to their ever growing client base across the DACH region. You will generate high quality leads through cold calling, and follow up the potential business with face to face client meetings. You will also represent Morningside at industry conferences, where you will be expected to qualify, target and secure new business opportunities. The amount of travel is tailored to each individual’s preferences and working style, with the average requirement being around three days per month.
Morningside has a local presence in over 175 jurisdictions and, as a result, is able to offer services that are tailored specifically to each individual client’s needs. With this in mind, you will be responsible for working alongside the Morningside Operations team and successfully identifying your clients’ requirements during the initial stages of the sales lifecycle. You will also develop RFPs (both in German and English), contribute to client presentations and sales pitches, and record all activity using CRM software.
Morningside takes pride in the high level of quality service they provide their clients, and can offer a unique user experience thanks to the state of the art technology which has been developed in-house. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic and motivated, with at least two years’ experience working in a sales and business development role. Prior experience of translation, localisation and/or the IP industry is preferable but not necessarily required. Due to the nature of the client base you will be working with, you must be fluent in German with a very good understanding of English.
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.
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.
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.
An internationally recognised law firm is looking to add to their Intellectual Property practice, with an experienced IP solicitor to work alongside a highly regarded Partner.
The role itself will be incredibly dynamic and will include a great mix of contentious and non contentious work for a variety of established international and local clients. You will be working across a number of interesting industries including media, petrochemicals, fashion, FMCG, retail, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and aviation.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a market leading operation with a strong presence within the IP community. You will be responsible for providing sound advice in relation to the full IP life cycle, from brand creation through to commercialisation and enforcement.
Candidates will need to be qualified IP solicitors with both strong contentious and non contentious experience, and circa 5-6years’ PQE. It is expected that the successful applicant will be operating currently within the UK, or a jurisdiction with a similar legal framework.