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Years of Experience
Paralegal Duties: Critical to contract management program and IP and brand management and enforcement, and litigation support. Will support the legal team’s work on a wide variety of corporate contracts and agreements, including independent contractor agreements, services engagements, software licenses, vendor agreements, and general technology agreements. Will also collaborate with in-house and outside counsel to manage, monitor, and enforce trademark portfolio, and will partner with the brand licensing and management team to ensure our brand is correctly used. May also be asked to assist with litigations matters involving the company, including, contract and IP matters, so experience with maintaining litigation files and assisting counsel with discovery matter requests is a plus. Contracts work includes reviewing and revising agreements; drafting amendments, statements of work, and other contract related documents; and maintaining contract data base. IP works includes filing new trademark and copyright applications and maintaining existing registrations; clearing new marks for use; working with digital and corporate teams on filing, monitoring, and maintaining domain name registrations; filing trademark oppositions. Reviewing and clearing the trademark docket for deadlines associated with U.S. and International prosecution and maintenance of trademark applications and registrations.. Maintaining and organizing the trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement and copyright files.. Assisting with trademark monitoring.. Communicating and coordinating with internal client’s regarding trademark prosecution and maintenance. Conducting, ordering, reviewing and analyzing trademark search reports. Preparing and filing trademark applications, extensions of time, statements of use, combined affidavits, and renewals with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”).Communicating with foreign counsel regarding international trademark prosecution and maintenance Knowledgeable of intent to use and use based as well as international filing strategies Preparing and filing trademark and copyright assignments Preparing and filing responses to office actions and other miscellaneous documents with the PTO Preparing trademark prosecution and maintenance correspondence to clients and to the PTO Reviewing the Official Gazette. Reviewing watch notices. Preparing and filing copyright applications.. Preparing cost estimates for trademark prosecution and maintenance matters. Preparing client status reports for trademark, copyright and related matters. Administer contract life cycle from start to finish, including: Critically analyze request to ensure complete information. Confirm required approvals. Draft contract using proper template, including NDAs and independent contractor agreements, within established service time frame. Review, analyze and respond to requests for revisions and identify exceptions for review by supervising attorney. Ensure all legal and financial requirements and approvals are followed before executable contract is presented for signature. Ensure contract review, approval, execution, and tracking and archiving in accordance with Company procedures; assist in development of Legal Department procedures for the same.. Maintain an audit file for each contract which will include original contract, all correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, payment schedules. Maintain contract databases and revise, as required, contract templates at the direction of the supervising attorney.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Certified Florida paralegal with 5+ years of experience in law firm servicing public companies or in the legal department of a public company.
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