Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a full service law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in offices across the United States and China. The New York Office is looking for an experienced trademark paralegal to join its Intellectual Property Group and support its trademark practice. Responsible for managing and maintaining client trademark portfolios (domestic and foreign) of varying sizes for many well known national companies, including major media and technology brands.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Handling all aspects of U.S. prosecution and maintenance; preparing, filing and docketing trademark applications; preparing responses to PTO office actions; preparing and filing renewals and declarations of use; collecting evidence of use for prosecution, maintenance and conflict matters; drafting client correspondence; recording assignments and other documents; copyright searching and filing
Instructing and working with foreign counsel on clearance, trademark filings, office actions, renewals and other prosecution and conflict matters
Legalization of documents
Assisting with inter partes matters
Performing and reviewing trademark and copyright searches
Investigation of possible infringements
Maintaining trademark docket
Generating and editing status reports
Performing internet research projects and other special projects on an as needed
2-5 years of experience in both foreign and U.S. trademark prosecution
BA/BS degree; paralegal certificate is a plus
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PATTSY docketing system, and online trademark database searches
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and able to work in an efficient and organized manner
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a group
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the Un...ited States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."