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Trademark Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for providing support for the international Trademark portfolios managed by the Intellectual Property group, including docket management, litigation and conflict matters, and transactional projects. Works closely with attorneys and staff to protect trademarks and related intellectual property rights and to ensure client deadlines are met. Prepare and file documents with the USPTO in connection with the application, maintenance and ownership of U.S. trademarks; draft responses to Office Actions. Administer, maintain and oversee entries of Trademark matters into the IP database; monitor status of docket action items and ensure deadlines are met, run related reports; create new Trademark files. Coordinate the handling of Trademark watch notices; track the status of third party applications cited against client s applications; conduct, review and analyze trademark searches in US and International databases. Monitor Trademark convention deadlines; work with clients to obtain foreign filing instructions and estimates and communicate with foreign associates; Legalization and Apostille of documents for use in foreign countries. Communicate directly with foreign associates on foreign trademark prosecution and maintenance matters to meet client deadlines. Provide support in litigation and conflict matters, and transactional projects.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or Associate Degree and ABA approved paralegal certification preferred; 5+ years Intellectual Property Paralegal experience, including trademark and docketing experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to indicate ability to be successful in the position. Demonstrates competency in Microsoft Office; ability to utilize all aspects of document management software efficiently. Ability to work independently, plan work and organize multi-stage projects, yet be an active, collaborative contributor in a focused work team. Strong attention to detail; accurate with docket and client information and skilled in proofreading complex material. Strong working knowledge of IP documents, terminology, forms, and procedures related to Trademarks and docketing; working knowledge of Copyrights preferred. Advanced organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to respond to multiple priorities and meet varying deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills.
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