Trade Mark Attorney


17 days ago


United Kingdom






15th Jul 2022


Clarke Willmott


Private practice

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Trade Mark Attorney to join our exceptional and highly regarded intellectual property team. Our intellectual property team are leaders in their field and ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK legal directories and our Manchester office has been named as a Top Tier firm in intellectual property.

Our client base reflects our nationwide strength and quality. Our IP specialists work with world famous brands, as well as start-ups, and our clients include app and software developers, software consultancy businesses, franchisors and franchisees.

In this busy and varied role, you will be required to undertake a wide range of high quality contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work including managing our clients’ trade mark portfolios as well as assisting with intellectual property infringement matters.

Who we are

You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.

We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.

Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.

Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:

You will be required to manage client trade mark portfolios and assist with intellectual property infringement matters where your main duties will include but, are not limited to:

•            Monitoring and co-ordinating opposition, as appropriate, against third party applications on a global basis;

•            Preparing official trade mark documentation, including formulating trade mark specifications for filing at the UKIPO and EUIPO;

•            Managing and protecting intellectual property rights once trade marks have been registered;

•            Clearance searches;

•            Advising on the use and availability of trade marks;

•            Keeping up with trade mark renewals; and

•            Advising on the transfer of trade marks.

This role will also require you to assist the team and firm with marketing and business development to build upon our growing presence in the intellectual property world.

It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.

This role is right for you if:

Our clients value the tailored and personal service they receive from us and maintaining this level of service will be important to you. You should also be keen to get involved in business and practice development activities within the team as a whole.

With a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a TMA, you will also have a strong intellect to succeed in this role. You will also need to show us that you have initiative, drive and great organisational skills. The work requires a keen eye for detail, self-motivation and the ability to work to demanding deadlines.

Finally, legal practice is about people and this is very much a team orientated role. You will relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide a first class service to clients and senior solicitors alike, anticipating their needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work.

What we can offer you:

A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.

Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.

There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.

Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.

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