Trademark Paralegal - Chicago

Alchemy Legal - Chicago, IL

Trademark Paralegal – Chicago, IL

Major law firm is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.

The Chicago office is seeking an Intellectual Property Trademark Paralegal for the IP Prosecution, Transactions and Strategy Practice Area. The Intellectual Property Trademark Paralegal provides support to attorneys in rendering legal services to clients. This position assists in all procedural and substantive matters regarding foreign trademarks.

As an Intellectual Property Trademark Paralegal, you will:

  • Prepare new trademark, domain and copyright applications and other trademark prosecution documents for filing at appropriate trademark offices, including gathering all necessary information from clients regarding same; monitoring and maintaining applications through issuance
  • 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
  • Communicate with foreign associates on initial filing requests and other correspondence during the prosecution of foreign applications
  • 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
  • Review electronic docket daily
  • Assist with trademark searches, including initial screening searches
  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate
  • At least five (5) years related work experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Knowledge of international IP legal databases
  • Knowledge of docketing software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong client service skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to prioritize as well as accurately capture billable time

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, salary is flexible depending on the candidate (they told us to send over candidates with salary expectations)

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere.

To hear more (confidentially of course), please email your resume along with salary expectations.

Posted On: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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