Senior Brand Protection Formalities Paralegal

Location: 

Liverpool, GB

Department or practice area:  Technology, IP and Information

Taylor Wessing

 

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 

With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Technology, IP and Information  team, with the addition of a Senior Brand Protection Formalities Paralegal.

 

The opportunity for you

 

Our 150-strong international Technology Intellectual Property and Information (TIPI) group is one of the most highly respected around the world. Due to the strength and depth of our expertise, Taylor Wessing has an outstanding reputation in the field of IP and IT.

The team advises global clients on a wide range of IP issues through the full lifecycle of a business, and across a large variety of matters – from trade marks and designs registration, high profile licensing arrangements, regulatory advice.  We also have a large separate patents team that represents clients in patent litigation and advises on patent transactions and other technology related matters.

 

Key responsibilities

 

·Undertaking trade mark and design filing, prosecution and registry formalities tasks working directly with the associates/attorneys (located in London or Liverpool) and with the partners (located in London)
 
·Responding to queries from fee earners and other team members regarding trade mark and designs formalities matters
 
·Providing support, working alongside the brand protection PAs and paralegals, on the trade mark application and registration process for the TIPI  group, including preparing and making arrangements to get Powers of Attorney signed, notarised, apostilled etc, conducting basic trade mark searches, liaising with IPOs and foreign associates, the timely entry and removal of items from our database, WebTMS, upon their completion and managing any necessary follow up
 
·Completing and submitting registry forms for new trade mark and design applications, oppositions, assignments and other recordals
 

Benefits

 

Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-
  • winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or
  • adopt a child). 

Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 

 

 

 

Our culture

  

Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. 

 

The way we work

 

At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

 

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