Trademark Paralegal

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Company Knobbe Martens Location Los Angeles, CA, United States

Law Firm

Legal Staff

1-3 yrs required


Aug 26, 2022

May 13, 2022


Trademark Paralegal
The candidate will support trademark attorneys in the timely preparation, prosecution, and enforcement of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright cases on behalf of Firm clients. Manage a docket and communicate professionally with attorneys, foreign associates, and clients. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service. Assist attorneys in the prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright cases, as well as Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cases, along with foreign oppositions and cancellations. Research third-party use of marks, as well as trademark assignments and name/address change, records in foreign countries. Prepare and file U.S. trademark and copyright applications with the USPTO. Prepare and assist with filing extensions of time, statements of use, combined affidavits, assignments, renewal applications, and responses to office actions with the USPTO. Prepare initial search opinion letters, cease and desist letters, foreign filing instruction letters, as well as foreign associate letters instructing the filing of opposition or cancellation proceedings. Prepare cost estimates for trademark prosecution and maintenance, including filings in foreign countries. Conduct, order, and analyze trademark watching service reports; forward reports and results to assigned clients. Prepare and file all documents in connection with oppositions and cancellation actions or proceedings. Assist with the preparation of documents to be produced with the preparation of answers to discovery requests. Prepare registered user agreements, assignments, and license agreements. Prepare various charts and status reports of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright protection. Provide coverage for the Trademark Department as requested. Conduct and participate in training as necessary. Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisors. Analyze, organize and prioritize case information.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree along with either a Paralegal Certificate or a written declaration from a supervising trademark attorney stating that the candidate is qualified to perform paralegal tasks. Must have 1-3 years of trademark paralegal experience. Courses in business and communication are preferred. Must have experience working with iManage or similar document management systems and research tools such as Saegis. Should have effective writing skills, excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Should have excellent computer skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Should be able to work with minimal supervision exercise good judgment and decision making and be able to meet the Firm’s billable hour requirement or value-added equivalent. Should be able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Should have effective verbal communication skills. Should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be a team player and a positive attitude is a must. Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, and have excellent attention to detail. Must meet minimum testing requirements.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Knobbe Martens
1925 Century Park East
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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