As the Trademark Paralegal, you will provide legal support to the attorneys, work with clients in furtherance of their trademark filing and maintenance needs and manage a database of domestic and international trademark records.
Meets with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned matters or projects.
Responsible for all aspects of US application, prosecution, maintenance, TTAB proceedings and related docketing.
Coordinate and manage U.S. and foreign trademark filings/portfolios.
Manage US and foreign trademark dockets using the firm’s ProLaw docketing database
Communicate with attorneys, as well as clients, and foreign agents regarding preparing and processing all paperwork necessary during pendency of trademark applications, including formalizing original documents.
Prepare reports for clients regarding pending trademark applications and registered trademarks; oversee accuracy and necessary follow-up on daily docket entries; maintain portfolios with supervising attorneys.
Communicate with foreign associates and clients on initial filing requests and other correspondence during the prosecution of foreign applications.
Prepare and file trademark applications and issue foreign filing instructions.
Assist with and perform intellectual property searches, including initial screening searches, relating to due diligence projects.
Prepare and record documents affecting the chain of title for U.S. and International trademarks.
Prepare non-substantive Office action responses and related correspondence for attorney review.
Assist with U.S. and foreign contentious proceedings, including opposition and cancellation proceedings.
Review electronic docket daily.
Perform status checks.
Review incoming transfer cases for accuracy and prepare necessary power of attorney documents.
Review and maintain renewal and maintenance dockets for clients.
Prepare files for outgoing transfers.
Develop and maintain records regarding billable hours spent on specific matters.
Assist with other non-prosecution trademark projects from time to time.
Be willing and able to learn and work in additional areas within the firm.
3-5 years of experience as a paralegal working with trademarks.
Experience using the USPTO database (United States Patent & Trademark Office).
Proficient with MS Office.
Excellent writing/written communication skills.
Experience with ProLaw; USPTO website and forms; online investigation and research programs and tools; online trademark and domain name clearance searching.
Paralegal certificate preferred.
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