Trademark Paralegal

Full-time 4 views
Company Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Location Bloomington, IN, United States

Law Firm

Legal Staff

Min 2 yrs required


Jun 09, 2022

Sep 22, 2022

Apr 26, 2022


Trademark Paralegal
The candidate will provide trademark-specific paralegal support to attorneys in the IP department. Will perform high quality, billable work. Correspond with foreign associates regarding searching, filing, maintaining, and enforcing trademarks of clients. Conduct preliminary clearance searches through vendor database. Conduct research to gather and store information regarding the use of trademarks for enforcement and maintenance. Review and revise affidavits/declarations/oppositions to ensure accuracy and completeness of client information. Prepare, file, and monitor trademark applications. Draft responses to office actions. Draft oppositions to applications for conflicting trademarks. Draft affidavits of use and file with the USPTO. Draft renewal applications. Prepare and/or obtain documents for legalization. Review and organize files, reviewing docket for deadlines. Assist with copyright filings. Assist with preparing trademark-related agreements. Assist with enforcement matters to defend client trademarks and copyrights.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a college degree, paralegal certificate, or relevant work experience. Should preferably have 2+ years of trademark experience. 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) is desired. Domestic and foreign filing experience is an asset. General knowledge of intellectual property filing and prosecution rules/regulations is required. Experience with Anaqua docketing system is a plus. Should be an independent, action-oriented thinker who will successfully undertake and complete projects and major tasks with limited supervision and work with other practice assistants as a team. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally (verbal and written).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
702 N. Morton Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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