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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 07, 2021

Posted on

Apr 16, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL, United States
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Trademark Paralegal
The candidate will be responsible for providing trademark-specific paralegal support to attorneys in the Intellectual Property Department. Will engage with clients and foreign associates in an enthusiastic and professional manner concerning the prosecution, maintenance, and renewal of domestic and overseas applications and registrations. Prepare and file (following attorney review) standard forms with USPTO, including trademark applications, responses to Office actions, and documents related to use and maintenance of marks. Ability to locate specimens of use. Conduct at least preliminary trademark searches. Review and revise documents to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepare and/or obtain documents for notarization and/or legalization. Review and organize files, reviewing docket for deadlines. Ability to assist with copyright filings preferred. Should have relevant work experience, a college degree, or a paralegal certificate. 2+ years of trademark experience preferred. Proficiency with the USPTO’s online tools, including Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and online tools of the Assignment Branch and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) preferred. Domestic and foreign filing experience preferred. General knowledge of intellectual property filing and prosecution rules/regulations is required. Must have superior verbal and written communication skills.

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