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Trade Mark Formalities Assistant

Trade Mark Formalities Assistant - London

Salary: Highly Competitive

My Client is a thriving London IP boutique, Specialising in trademarks and design.

Looking to appoint a self-driven, capable Trade Mark Formalities Assistant to join the team.

They are highly rated by the likes of WTR 1000, having offices based in South Bank, just south of London Blackfriars.

It is essential that the ideal candidate has completed the CITMA Paralegal course, the Queen Mary postgraduate certificate in trade mark law and practice, or Bournemouth University's postgraduate certificate in intellectual property.

The Day to day of the Trademark Formalities Assistant will involve:

Filing and registering trade marks at UK and EUTM level, including priority claims;

Filing and registering EU design applications, including priority claims;

Liaising with foreign attorneys to prepare and file foreign trade mark applications;

Dealing with trade mark renewals, recordals and licences;

General anti-counterfeiting work;

Docketing deadlines on our electronic system (IPPO / WebTMS);

Ordering UK/EUTM searches, assisting with the analysing of results, and reporting to the client on risks / opportunities / views;

Reviewing watch notices and reporting on those deemed potentially conflicting;

Filing Notice of Oppositions, including extensions of cooling off periods, suspensions, and Notices of Appeal;

Assisting our Paralegal and our Operations Partner in relation to all aspects of their work;

Arranging conference calls;

Diary management and travel arrangements;

Setting up new clients and matters on the system;

Ad hoc administration

Essential Skills & Requirements

- Preferred qualification inCITMA Paralegal course, the Queen Mary postgraduate certificate in trade mark law and practice, or Bournemouth University's postgraduate certificate in intellectual property

- Experience in trade mark formalities, either in-house or private practice.

- Good