Job Details

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Company name

PetSmart Inc

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 23, 2020

Valid Through

Sep 05, 2020

Posted on

Mar 10, 2020

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Phoenix, AZ, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Intellectual Property Paralegal
Responsibilities: Maintain trademark docket. Conduct and analyze preliminary and comprehensive trademark searches, and counsel clients regarding trademark availability and risks. Review product packaging for IP issues and product claims Provide support for trademark and copyright applications, including obtaining specimens of use and deposit copies, collecting and preparing evidence, and arranging for legalization of necessary supporting documents. Provide support for maintenance of trademark applications and registrations. Provide support relating to enforcement actions, trademark oppositions, and cancellation proceedings, including review of watch notices. Prepare patent annuity related reports. Provide support to draft trademark-related licenses and other IP-related agreements.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Undergraduate degree from accredited university. Paralegal certificate from accredited paralegal program. 3-5 years’ relevant experience as IP paralegal. Experience with trademark docketing or docket management software, preferably CPI. Experience with U.S. and international trademark databases required, preferably SAEGIS. Experience in clearing trademarks/trade dress, preparing/filing/prosecuting trademark applications, and licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights required. Strong understanding of USPTO trademark application and registration process, statement of use procedures, and renewal requirements. Detailed knowledge of USPTO and WIPO systems (e.g., TSDR, TESS, TTAB, PatFT), and excellent knowledge of U.S. and international trademark laws and procedures, required. Strong project management skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and timeliness. Capacity to work independently, take on a high degree of responsibility, multi-task and manage a challenging workload. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Sound judgment, high integrity and collaborative team player mentality. Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Additional info

ID: 2020-1961

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
PetSmart Inc
19601 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027

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