TMA190214 - Trade Mark Associate

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Posted: 14/02/2019 17:13
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: London
Level: Fee Earner
Deadline: 07/06/2019 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: See website for our range of great benefits
Job Type: Permanent

The role

The Trade Mark team is commercially focused, motivated and proactive and it carries out the full range of trade mark protection work including:

  • Drafting and filing - including pre-filing advice to clients, issues of registrability, drafting specifications and preparing and advising on file registrations;
  • Prosecution;
  • Searches;
  • Contentious issues - including opposition and cancellation actions, infringement and anti-counterfeiting issues; and
  • Portfolio management and advice.

As a result of the diversity of our clients, your workload will be varied and as your experience grows so too will your responsibility and your ability to develop your own client base. Consistent top-quality client care is a hallmark of GJE’s approach and is regarded as essential to building long-standing relationships. You will use your skills to offer clear and practical no-nonsense advice and as your experience grows so too will your responsibility.  

In addition to core responsibilities, the firm encourages all fee earners to add value to the firm and future-proof their career. You can choose to get involved in areas that interest you, be it business development initiatives, training and recruitment, delivering technical seminars or joining working groups to review internal procedures and propose change. You will be expected to keep up to date with legal developments in the intellectual property field and regular team meetings are timetabled to all fee earners to share knowledge.

Reporting

The attorney will report to one of the Partners within the Trade Mark practice group.

The person

  • Qualified UK Trade Mark Attorney or a European Qualified Trade Mark Attorney;
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong basic skills in drafting, filing, prosecution and searching;
  • Good client care skills;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Ability to work using own initiative and relatively independently (commensurate with your level);
  • Good workload management, prioritisation and time management skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail.

About us

Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE) is one of the UK’s leading intellectual property firms and is consistently recognised by the leading UK legal directories. Our success is down to the people we employ, who, above all, are engaged in our business and committed to our success. There are about 115 of us in our Broadgate Tower office, so we’re small and friendly enough for you to get to know everyone – and big enough to offer you a broad range of interesting work.

There are three core Practice Groups (PGs) covering Brand Protection/Trade Marks, Chemistry & Life Sciences and IT & Engineering. GJE has built up a strong and diverse client base over its 100+ years in existence, working closely with entrepreneurs, universities, SMEs, multi-nationals and legal firms worldwide.

We’re proud of our open and supportive culture. Our Vision is of being the right choice for Intellectual Property – whoever you are and whatever our relationship. That Vision is supported by a stated set of principles, or Values, which underpin the way we approach our work, manage our staff, and interact with our clients and other connections. Those Values include Care, Clarity, Creativity, Collaboration and Commerciality – together, the 5Cs.

The right individual for this significant role will already share those principles.



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