Legal and Assignments Paralegal

Posted 4 April by Caselton Clark Easy Apply Featured

If you are an experienced paralegal that has dealt with patents or intellectual property, we want to hear from you.

A leading UK and European firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys is in the need for a Paralegal to join their Legal and Assignments team. This is a great opportunity to continue growing a career in a strong IP firm, and to become a stronger paralegal.

This position will be reporting to the Head of the Legal & Assignments team. Although this role is working autonomously you will also be responsible for overseeing an assistant. The role will involve recording registrable transactions effecting patents in all countries worldwide

Such transactions can be:

(i) Change of ownership details by assignment, merger, change of company name, address or legal entity
(ii)Corrections to applicant names and/or omissions or deletions of co-applicants
(iii)Resolving ownership and relevant documentation when the IP rights are in the name of an individual who has died
(iv) Recording of security interests/mortgages

Key Responsibilities:

- Noting new instructions from clients and acknowledging receipt
- Booking on new cases to Inprotech with relevant dates
- Drafting assignment documentation according to National Law
- Obtaining cost estimates from Charging and forwarding to client
- Prepare Charging fee sheets
- Checking and monitoring Official Registers worldwide for applicant details
- Preparing and filing requests at the EPO/UKIPO/WIPO for recordal of a change of applicant or current applicant details
- Instructing local agents and monitoring for status updates
- Sending of DHLs and monitoring receipt
- Preparing invoice requests and charging to client
- Notifying fee earner's on patent files where necessary
- Updating Inprotech records where necessary
- WIP Management
- Preparation faxes by email

Key Skills and Experience:

- Previous Patent experience ESSENTIAL
- Ability to work using own initiative and prioritise own workload
- Excellent written skills with the ability to compose own correspondence and assignment documentation
- Strong oral communication, coupled with the ability to create and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the firm
- Highly self-motivated, organised and able to manage a varied and challenging workload
- Able to work in a calm and professional manner
- Able to work flexible hours and be able to work under pressure

Please enquire for further details.

Required skills

  • Assignments
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law
  • Legal
  • Patents

Reference: 34823728

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