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Trademark Paralegal (SFO/SVA) Paralegals Only TRADE01362 Posted: February 12, 2020 Full-Time San Francisco San Francisco, CA, USA Silicon Valley Menlo Park, CA, USA Denver Denver, CO, USA Seattle Seattle, WA, USA Job Details Description Kilpatrick Townsend a large international law firm, is seeking a Trademark Paralegal for our Intellectual Property Department in our San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Denver or Seattle office. This position will be part of our team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff providing a high level of service to both internal and external clients. At Kilpatrick Townsend, we are one team where each person plays an integral role in serving the needs of our clients. The firm has a strong dedication to its employees, values, diversity and inclusion initiatives and commitment to the community. Under the supervision of attorneys the Trademark paralegal will provide support for all types of U.S. and international trademark activities. The paralegal will operate as part of a team of attorneys and support staff to provide a high level of service to both internal and external clients. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Manage trademark docket for deadlines; understand docket and deadlines and action needed on each file. Conduct electronic recordation of assignment documents; review Notice of Recordation and report same to client and prepare client status reports; work with and manage large global trademark portfolios Comprehend chain of title in U.S. trademarks and ability to prefect same. Assist with trademark clearance projects, including U.S. screening and full searches and international screening and formal counsel searches. Prepare and file U.S. trademark applications, including electronic filings with follow through to registration and post-registration maintenance and renewals. Coordinate with foreign counsel on international clearance, filing, maintenance and renewal matters: oversee processing of foreign associates' invoices for payment, and prepare reporting letters to client. Effect portfolio transfers and manage multi-client portfolios. Prepare and file powers of attorney and letters of instruction. Assist in trademark filing strategy discussions and due diligence. Assist with preparation and filing of responses of Office Actions. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree required. Paralegal Certification preferred. Minimum 3 years of Trademark work experience. Experience in professional environment preferred which includes progressive responsibility in managing trademark and litigation matters. Extensive knowledge of U.S. trademark rules and procedure; working knowledge of national laws of other countries; knowledge of Paris Convention and deadlines set therein and familiarity with the Madrid Protocol. Proficient with electronic research tools such as Saegis, USPTO and WIPO databases; and conduct preliminary trademark searches. Proficient with USPTO electronic trademark filing systems. Experience with Intellectual Property docketing systems Knowledge of filing requirements for convention (foreign) applications. High level of proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite applications, Adobe Acrobat, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and other internet research tools. Law firm experience strongly preferred. Strong organizational and time and deadline management skills. Ability to work confidently and efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines. Respectful to other individuals working directly or indirectly with them. Reliable and dependable team player who is able to adapt quickly to new surroundings. Must be a good planner who is very detail-oriented and has the ability to organize and prioritize. Candidate should be action and results-oriented; able to multi-task daily responsibilities. Maintain confidentiality of client information. Must have effective daily written and oral communication skills with clients and team members. Work independently, taking initiative to move projects to conclusion. Ability to manage large client portfolios with numerous deadlines. This is a full-time, regular position with generous benefits. Selected applicants will be contacted. Kilpatrick Townsend is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at ***is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Qualifications Behaviors Preferred Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations Preferred Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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