Job: Trademark Attorney 1-6 PQE +
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Trademark Attorney 1-6 PQE +: Intellectual property lawyers focus on the protection of creative thought. They work with patents to protect their clients’ inventions and discoveries; copyrights to protect works their clients have authored, such as music or software programs; and trademarks to protect brand names and symbols associated with their clients’ businesses. Intellectual property (IP) attorneys may also work with companies to protect their trade secrets. “While not formally or publicly registered, trade secrets are statutorily protected intellectual property,” According to knowledgeable sources. IP lawyers are kept busy during periods of economic productivity, protecting emerging new ideas and creations such as Internet sites and scientific discoveries. According to the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, the United States and the UK are the largest producer of intellectual property in the world.
We are seeking to appoint an IP attorney who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of trademark portfolios on behalf of UK, EU and international clients. My law firm client’s client-bank include household names through to tech start-ups. My law firm clients act across a range of sectors, from food and drink to automotive. Portfolios range in size accordingly. We are seeking to find for my law firm client a professional who will be part of a broader, experienced IP & IT team and will have support from experienced paralegals, admin support and qualified lawyers.
We are seeking to find: Previous extensive trademark experience supporting businesses with their trademark needs. You will be adept at managing a varied caseload and have experience of UK and EU trademark office procedures. Experience in negotiation and commerciality in approach is essential. You will preferably be a chartered trademark attorney with a minimum of 5 years’ PQE, although other qualified individuals with relevant experience will be considered.
The position would suit an experienced trademark attorney who is looking to further their career with ambitions to build their own trademark practice. You will have confidence in taking on a range of business development activities which will support the growth of our specialist team and raise the team’s profile in the region and UK wide.
Our law firm client would be extremely interested in fee earners with contentious IP litigation experience. A patent gives its owner the legal right to prevent unauthorised use of the protected technology. Without permission from the owner (e.g., by means of a license), certain acts involving the protected technology will make the person carrying out those acts liable for patent infringement.
Patent owners can enforce their rights by commencing court proceedings for patent infringement and seeking damages and/or an injunction. As a counterclaim to infringement proceedings, or indeed as a claim, a user of technology may issue proceedings to have a patent revoked by the court.
IP disputes may also relate to licenses and terms of licenses, transfers, entitlement (ownership of rights), inventors and compensation, etc.
Patent litigation is a complex area of law involving difficult legal and technical issues. Disclosure, expert evidence, and experiments are standard features in patent litigation cases and may be accompanied by several interim applications relating to specific procedural steps. Proceedings before the UK High Court generally take about 1 year or a little less before the IP Enterprise Court. Appeals on first instance decisions focus on smaller areas in the dispute and are usually much quicker.
Work experience in the above would be of great interest to our client.
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