Trademark Secretary

Trademark Secretary

Caselton Clark



12 June 2017

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We are looking for an experienced Secretary to join a leading IP firm in their Trade mark team.

The successful candidate will provide full secretarial and administrative support to a qualified Trade Mark Attorney, undertaking ad hoc tasks and projects when required.

The Trade Marks team work closely together to ensure all tasks are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion, so demonstrable team working and communication skills are an absolute must.

Potential candidates will need to be eager to learn, able to work proactively, with a good eye for detail.

Essential Attributes:-

CITMA Trade Mark Administrators course with a grade exceeding 60%

Minimum of two years' experience in a Trade Mark/Patent firm, solicitors firm or in house is essential

Confident in dealing with clients on the phone as well as in face to face meetings

Client focused both internally and externally, as well as dealing with overseas clients. Some French/German language skills would be ideal

Understanding basic requirements for filing oppositions and cancelling actions

5 GCSE's grade A-C including Maths and English

Key Responsibilities:-

Filing UKTM, EUTM, IR (International TM), UK designs, RCD (EU designs), including claiming priority

Dealing with specification queries at the UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO, and all overseas jurisdictions

Preparing schedules and status reports for client meetings

Fast, accurate audio typing using electronic audio system for the production of letters, agreements and other legal documents. Some copy typing

Instructing foreign associates to prepare and file foreign trade mark applications

Accurate and daily maintenance of filing system
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