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Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

Job Ref
0117

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney
London

About Us

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK, Paris and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America, and Asia.

We believe that our patent and trade mark attorneys, support, and operations staff have a breadth of expertise and a depth of specialist sector knowledge that is second to none. Our purpose is building trusting relationships and our vision is to be an independent, responsible, sustainably profitable, and globally focused firm, known for building trusting relationships.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a recently qualified Trade Mark Attorney to join the firm's Trade Mark team based in London. This is a great time to join our successful, supportive firm and develop your career.

The Role

As a Trade Mark Attorney, you will be tasked with managing a portfolio of IP on behalf of clients, providing advice on the appropriate IP protection and undertaking registration activities.

You will advise and assist with trade mark and design disputes and infringements and follow disputes through to prosecution where required.

Your role will also include:

- Dealing with trade mark oppositions, cancellations, renewals and other maintenance issues
- Reviewing portfolios for potential acquisitions
- Assisting with due diligence exercises
- Business development

About You

To join us as a Trade Mark Attorney, you will need:

- To be a fully qualified Trade Mark Attorney, ideally with at least 1-3 years post-qualification experience
- A strong degree
- Proven experience in oppositions, cancellations, invalidity actions before the UKIPO and EUIPO
- Impeccable written English and first-rate communication skills
- Thorough knowledge of Trade Mark law and practice
- An eye for detail with excellent accuracy and consistency
- A track record of building rapport with clients and developing new business

Your Rewards

- Competitive salary
- Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme
- Flexible working options
- Enhanced Parental Leave options
- Positive and welcoming work environment

We foster a supportive and inclusive culture where employees are encouraged to broaden their knowledge, challenge themselves and share their ideas.

Function
Attorneys
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent

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Senior Associate - Patent Attorney

London

Job Ref
108
Location
London
Salary
Competitive

Senior Associate - Patent Attorney
London

About Us

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK, Paris and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America, and Asia.

We believe that our patent and trade mark attorneys, support, and operations staff have a breadth of expertise and a depth of specialist sector knowledge that is second to none. Our purpose is building trusting relationships and our vision is to be an independent, responsible, sustainably profitable, and globally focused firm, known for building trusting relationships.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the firm's Life Sciences and Chemistry team in London. We are looking for an ambitious, experienced attorney with 4+ years of post-qualification experience. The ideal candidate will be eager to make their mark and have a genuine excitement for business development. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about innovation and can demonstrate the commercial awareness needed to support and guide our clients in bringing their technology through to market.

The Role

Key Responsibilities:

- Developing the relationship with our current clients and bringing in new business
- Advising clients on securing appropriate IP protection
- Drafting specifications for complex technical inventions
- Corresponding with clients, Patent Offices and overseas Attorneys
- Researching prior art and working directly with clients to develop creative and persuasive arguments against patent office objections
- Thoroughly analysing and editing existing patent specifications to overcome objections to patent applications
- Attacking and defending patents in EPO opposition proceedings
- Attending hearings at the European Patent Office
- Researching and advising on the status, scope and validity of third-party intellectual property rights
- Giving direction and sharing knowledge with operations staff
- Building a network of contacts, with a view to converting contacts to clients

Occasional national travel may be necessary in this role including travel to the other offices.

About you

The successful candidate will need:

- 4+ years post qualification experience
- A track record of building rapport with clients and developing new business
- A strong academic or industry record in biochemistry, biotechnology or chemistry
- Plenty of experience in drafting claims and responses to office actions for prosecution
- To be skilled in analysing and identifying the novel features and commercial potential of an invention
- Impeccable written English and first-rate communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and accurately
- Expertise in their subject matter, with the ability to communicate effectively about technical concepts with the research and development teams of our clients
- A track record of interacting effectively with staff and clients at all levels
- To be an enthusiastic team-player with a proactive approach
- The ability to prioritise workload, manage high volumes of work and meet deadlines

Your Rewards

- Competitive salary
- Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme
- Flexible working options
- Enhanced Parental Leave options
- Positive and welcoming work environment

We foster a supportive and inclusive culture where employees are encouraged to broaden their knowledge, challenge themselves and share their ideas.

Function
Attorneys
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
9am - 5pm with an hour for lunch

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IP Support (IP Administrator, Paralegal)

IP Administrator (12-month fixed term contract)

Bristol, London, Sheffield, or Warwick

Job Ref
0126
Location
Bristol, London, Sheffield, or Warwick

IP Administrator (12-month fixed term contract)
Hybrid working based in one of our UK Offices, Bristol, London, Sheffield or Warwick

About Us

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK, Paris and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America, and Asia.

We believe that our patent and trade mark attorneys, support, and operations staff have a breadth of expertise and a depth of specialist sector knowledge that is second to none. Our purpose is building trusting relationships and our vision is to be an independent, responsible, sustainably profitable, and globally focused firm, known for building trusting relationships.

The Role

This is a full time, 12-month fixed term contract based in one of our UK offices: Bristol, London, Sheffield or Warwick. Hybrid working options, including working from home, are available.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

- Full secretarial support including all typing of documents including letters, emails, and patent specifications.
- Managing own and team inboxes, processing emails and post (both hard copy and electronic), updating our case management system and acknowledging receipt, where appropriate.
- Accurate and daily maintenance of computerised case management system, including following workflows and generating standard correspondence from templates, and liaising with Records and Accounts departments, as well as sister company Withers & Rogers Renewals.
- Preparation of official forms for UK, European and other patent applications, and design applications where necessary, including use of online filing software, the payment of official fees and reporting accurately.
- Organising and prioritising own workload and keeping a level-headed approach in a busy working environment.
- Accurately following Withers & Rogers processes and procedures, and client specific processes and procedures where applicable.
- Producing/maintaining documentation to capture processes developed for key clients.
- Accurate preparation and processing of invoices, using e-billing systems where necessary.

About You

To join us as an IP Administrator, you’ll need:

- 1 to 2 years administration experience. Patent administration experience is preferred.
- Good communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts.
- Attention to detail and pride in work product.
- Ability to balance and prioritise workload, remain composed and level-headed during periods of particularly busy activity, and being proactive in helping other members of the team. Ability to manage an attorney's emails, judge urgency, and action as required.
- Good Microsoft package skills particularly Outlook, Word and Excel (essential), with ideally an understanding of case management systems and experience of following/generating standard procedures and templates for repeat tasks.
- The desire to learn and a willingness to become involved.
- Ability to work individually and within a team.

Your Rewards

- Competitive salary
- Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme
- Flexible working options
- Enhanced Parental Leave options
- Positive and welcoming work environment

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so early applications are encouraged.

We foster a supportive and inclusive culture where employees are encouraged to broaden their knowledge, challenge themselves and share their ideas.

If you think you have the skills to succeed, we would love to hear from you.

Other organisations might call this role Intellectual Property Administrator, IP Admin Assistant, or Legal Administrator.

Function
IP Support (IP Administrator, Paralegal)
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
9am - 5pm with an hour for lunch

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Operations

Marketing Administrator (12-month fixed term contract)

Bristol

Job Ref
0124
Location
Bristol

About Us

Withers & Rogers is one of Europe’s largest dedicated intellectual property law firms, with offices across the UK, Paris and Munich. Established more than 130 years ago, we remain as passionate as ever about making intellectual property work to our clients’ best advantage. Today, our clients include many renowned, innovative organisations from across Europe, North America, and Asia.

We believe that our patent and trade mark attorneys, support, and operations staff have a breadth of expertise and a depth of specialist sector knowledge that is second to none. Our purpose is building trusting relationships and our vision is to be an independent, responsible, sustainably profitable, and globally focused firm, known for building trusting relationships.

The Role

As a Marketing Administrator you will provide high-quality and effective support to our marketing and business development function, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

- Daily monitoring of the website enquiries inbox, raising and distributing any enquiries, as appropriate
- Creating and circulating the weekly PR & Marketing email to the firm
- Organising meetings, internal knowledge sharing events and co-ordinating diaries
- Conference support- sending materials overseas and working alongside marketing colleagues to co-ordinate online conferences
- Overseas trip programme - processing of trip requests from start to finish including requesting and monitoring trip reports
- Weekly names report – updating GDPR permissions for all new additions to firms’ database
- Monitoring the bulk email system (CampaignMaster) inbox and actioning as appropriate

This is a full time 12-month fixed term contract role based out of the Bristol office.

About You

To join us as a Marketing Administrator, you’ll need:

- Demonstrable administration experience
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to recognise and meet deadlines
- Good communication skills and ability to interact at all levels
- A strong desire to learn and a willingness to become involved
- Ability to work individually and within a team
- Good Microsoft package skills particularly Outlook, Word and Excel

Your Rewards

- Competitive salary
- Benefits such as healthcare cash plan and additional holiday purchase scheme
- Flexible working options
- Enhanced Parental Leave options
- Positive and welcoming work environment

If you are looking for an entry level role where there’ll be plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge and the opportunity to take on a variety of tasks, we want to hear from you.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so early applications are encouraged.

Function
Operations
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
9am - 5pm with an hour for lunch

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