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Trademark Paralegal - Intellectual Property And Technology

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2017

Posted on

Mar 21,2017
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
Information Technology >> Information Technology
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Trademark Paralegal - Intellectual Property and Technology Responsibilities: Will provide support for all types of trademark and copyright activities, both foreign and domestic. Prepare and file U.S. trademark prosecution documents electronically with the USPTO including applications, office action responses, DMCA Notices, assignments and powers of attorneys. Correspond with clients regarding routine phases of trademark prosecution and maintenance matters; assist attorneys in TTAB filings, i.e. extensions of time to file a notice of opposition. Work with and correspond with foreign counsel in connection with prosecution and maintenance of trademark applications/ registrations outside of the United States, including processing and arranging for payment of bills from foreign counsel. Prepare and record ownership and change of name documents related to trademarks. Conduct due diligence on trademark portfolios. Prepare and file customs registrations and renewals with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Prepare cost estimates for new filings. Assist with monitoring attorney dockets and working with internal personnel to manage deadlines. Record billable hours timely and accurately utilizing practice/firm billing protocols. Perform other duties as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification Requirements: The candidate should have 3-5 years of work experience in a trademark department, including 2+ years of trademark prosecution related duties experience. Experience with copyrights would be a plus. Excellent academic credentials and attainment of at least a Bachelor's degree. Passionate about learning new skills and intellectual property. Exceptional writing, editing, research, organizational, and analytical skills and attention to detail. Expert in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple, simultaneous tasks efficiently. Strong work ethic, including willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.

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