Job Description: DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Trademark Paralegal for our Washington, DC office. This position assists attorneys in the clearance and prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademarks on behalf of the Firm’s clients. Also responsible for conducting preliminary prosecution for US and foreign trademark applications, registrations, copyrights and domain names and performs other paralegal duties to support Trademark group.
•Prepares U.S. trademark applications, affidavits and renewal applications. Files routine documents with USPTO, mostly electronic.
•Prepares correspondence to associate law firms, foreign associates and/or clients.
•Performs preliminary trademark searches and requests, comprehensive search reports from agents/search vendors and performs Internet investigations regarding search results.
•Communicates with attorneys and clients regarding upcoming deadlines.
•Conducts online investigations for infringing material.
•Reviews and processes foreign associate and vendor invoices.
•Drafts assignment documents for recordation of name changes, etc., and meets country specific requirements, such as notarization and legalization of documents.
•Works as part of a team with attorneys, other paralegals and docketing staff.
•Assists on due diligence reviews of portfolio status.
•Work with attorneys preparing evidence on enforcement and prosecution matters.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Incumbent must have a college degree and/or Paralegal certificate, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum 3 years trademark paralegal experience preferred.
•Must have strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
•Experience with a computerized docketing system, CPI preferred.
•Strong experience conducting trademark clearance searches and completing and filing trademark and copyright forms, and/or strong experience in U.S. and foreign filings including design applications and preparing information disclosure statements.
•Prior experience with USPTO procedures required. Madrid Protocol knowledge a plus.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with attorneys, staff and clients on a regular basis.
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of work and handle numerous matters simultaneously.
•Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be a part of a team.
•Willingness and ability to learn laws and understand regulations related to U.S. and foreign trademark regulations.
Job Posting Date: 03/26/2015
Location: Washington, DC
Job Posting Link: http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_dlapiper/int1068202340/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=1517&localeCode=en-us
Company Website: http://www.dlapiper.com
Company Profile: DLA Piper is one of the largest business law firms in the world and one of the most recognized law firm brands globally. In just eight years since our firm’s founding, we have established ourselves as an innovative and entrepreneurial firm that is deeply committed to our global core values of people, clients and community. In fact, it is the individual members of the DLA Piper team—the combination of talented lawyers and business professionals working together—that define our success and drive our growth.
DLA Piper provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, including eligibility for year-end bonuses, profit sharing eligibility, a generous paid-time-off policy and a 401k plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. The firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply by visiting the Careers section of our website, completing the online application and submitting a cover letter to include salary history.
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DLA Piper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or Protected Veteran status.
Agency applications will not be considered.
Contact Name: Deitrich Thompson
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