We are looking for up to 3 people to join our trade mark team between the levels of paralegal, part qualified or junior qualified trade mark attorney. The role(s) would be ideal for a self-motivated person wishing to join a thriving trade mark team in one of the UK's most forward-thinking law firms.
Brandsmiths is a boutique law firm with offices in Manchester and London providing specialist legal advice to IP rich businesses and individuals.
Our clients include established brands such as BMW, Microsoft, Umbro, Trivago, Entertainment One and Beverly Hills Polo Club, as well as fast growth businesses such as Pure Gym, Missguided and LadBible. In sport, we have considerable experience advising sporting clubs including Leeds United, QPR and Oldham Athletic as well as high profile individuals such as Sir Mo Farah, Roberto Carlos and David Haye.
We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and collegiate atmosphere.
We focus on:
- Intellectual Property: protecting rights for brands
- Sport: using regulatory expertise to help sporting clubs and talent
- Commercial litigation: applying strategy and legal knowledge to get the best result
- Corporate/Commercial: helping fast-growth companies get to where they want to be
- Media & Privacy: protecting the reputations of brands and celebrities
Would include, but would not be limited to:
Preparation and filing of applications for trade marks and designs.
Strategic advice re portfolio structure, IP reviews and audits and advising clients on filing strategies.
Preparation of reports for clients with large portfolios.
Advice on the use and availability of trade marks.
Preparing and conducting oppositions, invalidities and revocations .
Assisting the firm with marketing and business development as required.
Advising clients on registry objections and third party conflicts.
Supporting the firm in all IP matters as necessary (including IP litigation, commercial advice, due diligence, rights clearance etc).
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Awareness of client care.
Good academic/educational background.
Display initiative and assume responsibility (under supervision).
Be commercially astute and pragmatic.
Desire to learn and accept feedback.
Be able to work both as part of a team and independently.
Ability to interpret information and communicate it effectively.
Have an eye for detail and a desire for high standards.
Have a good work ethic and be prepared to put in the hours as necessary.