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Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # AVSD747122
This large, prestigious Chicago based law firm with offices throughout the US has established itself as being the premier, if not the best, labor and employment powerhouse firms in the nation. It now provides a range of legal services, including corporate and business law, general litigation, environmental and other related matters. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies, industrial and manufacturing companies, banks and brokerage houses, healthcare institutions, transportation companies and other media conglomerates. The atmosphere is light and confident, as the lawyers are assured that their expertise is rarely rivaled by many of the other firms. Compensation is the top of the market, and associates are expected to work long hours. This firm offers tremendous growth opportunities for resourceful and energetic attorneys.
Trademark Paralegal Duties: Assist attorneys and clients intake, planning and managing trademark portfolios. Manage multiple client-facing databases containing all completed and pending trademark matters for each client. Assist with preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of trademark applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Initiate foreign filings and coordinate and correspond with foreign trademark agents concerning foreign trademark applications. Develop foreign filing strategies and file Madrid international trademark applications. Monitor prosecution deadlines. Ensure thorough communication and proper responses are provided. Prepare status charts for clients. Communicate and correspond with clients concerning new and pending applications. Maintain and expand ongoing client relationships. Conduct online trademark searches and other investigatory functions. Organize, maintain and update files and docket information related to clients' trademark portfolios. Domain name and copyright experience a plus.
Qualifications: Should have a bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate form an ABA-approved program. 5+ years of extensive foreign and domestic trademark prosecution experience with knowledge of SEAGIS and CPI docket database. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment. The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), and exhibit a high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and follow-through skills. They should also be computer proficient with advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Explorer and Outlook) required. Knowledge and experience with database management and administration is preferred.
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