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Trade Mark Attorney or Intellectual Property NQ Solicitor

CRA Legal
England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield
Up to £60000 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Practice area
Intellectual property
Contract type
Full time
Newly qualified
Private practice

Job Details

Trade Mark Attorney or Intellectual Property NQ Solicitor
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £60,000
Contract: Full Time, Permanent

About the Firm & Role

Our client is a Tier 1 Legal 500 Future Facing firm, with 70 offices in 40 countries and 5000+ lawyers worldwide, they combine deep sector understanding with a global overview. They are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Their bold approach to a changing future ensures that they nurture employees and recruit top talent.

About the role:

Our client has the largest trade mark team in the UK comprising 11 partners and over 50 professionals undertaking the full range of trade mark work across our offices in London, Sheffield and Glasgow. They are also supported by a growing team focused on EU trade mark work based in Warsaw.
Their trade mark team offers the breadth and depth of expertise of a boutique firm with the size, coverage and commercial approach that comes from being set within one of the largest law firms globally. Their IP team is ranked Gold by the World Trademark Review.

Their full service IP practice is staffed by solicitors, patent and trade mark attorneys, all of whom work alongside specialist practice and records managers and dedicated paralegals and billing staff.

The team has a breadth of expertise and an international outlook, with a track record in high-value brand protection, development and management work. We advise clients across a range of sectors, including consumer products, technology, financial services, media, real estate and retail.

We are looking for a passionate and ambitious newly qualified or part-qualified Trade Mark Attorney or newly qualified solicitor to help us grow the team further. You will manage the trade mark portfolios and disputes of high-end clients who regularly push the boundaries of trade mark law, making for an exciting and challenging working environment.
The role would be based in Sheffield and will involve assisting in all aspects of trade mark portfolio management, including disputes and litigation.

Responsibilities include:
* Drafting arguments and submissions
* Advising clients on the registrability of marks
* Reviewing watch notices
* Drafting trade mark specifications
* Dealing with Registry objections
* Undertaking clearance searches
* Liaising with foreign attorneys
* Assisting with various contentious matters including trade mark litigation claims, trade mark opposition and cancellation actions
* Preparation of evidence
* Undertaking legal research


* 25 days holiday, rising to 28 days in line with service
* Holiday exchange scheme
* Private Medical Insurance
* Life Assurance
* Income Protection
* Pension Scheme
* Parental leave packages
* A Cycle to Work scheme
* Emergency Backup Care (for childcare needs)
* An Employee Assistance Programme
* Subsidised gym membership
* Health assessments at Nuffield Hospitals
* Interest free season ticket loans
* Loyalty awards every five years
* A payroll giving scheme
* A referral scheme paying up to GBP 5,000 for each new hire
* Study assistance
* Taxi costs if you work late

About you:

Candidates should be motivated, enthusiastic, interested in developing their knowledge of IP law and trade mark prosecution, and committed to furthering their career as a Trade Mark Attorney or IP solicitor.

The ideal candidate will have:
* Either partially and fully completed the Trade Mark Attorney qualification process, be a newly qualified solicitor and/or be a qualified trade mark attorney or solicitor with up to 2 PQE. Please send a CV and cover letter with your application.

In addition we are looking for candidates who have the following:
* Effective organisational and prioritisation skills
* Experience working to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
* Excellent attention to detail
* Good communication skills, both written and oral
* Experience working autonomously and as part of a dynamic team
* A flexible and pro-active attitude
* A thirst for learning.

How to apply:

If this vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Ross Roberts who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

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0114 2418030
51 Clarkegrove Road
South Yorkshire
S10 2NH

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