Trademark Specialist (IP) (2604)
We are seeking a Trademark Specialist to support the IP Trademark Section in the San Francisco office. Primary responsibilities include assisting attorneys with global trademark and copyright portfolio management; preparing and managing U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution filings; assisting attorneys with U.S. and foreign trademark oppositions, cancellations and other disputes, including managing deadlines and preparing and coordinating evidence and client communications; maintaining a large and complex docket of domestic and international trademarks and domain names, as well as U.S. copyrights, including management and oversight of the docketing database; maintaining client-facing extranets; preparing trademark, copyright and domain name status reports for attorneys and clients; and corresponding directly with clients, the USPTO and foreign counsel on a daily basis regarding status, deadlines and outstanding issues.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on, practical legal experience working for a large, global law firm, assisting and interacting closely with well-known, multinational clients, and handling complex intellectual property issues.
5 to 8 years of trademark prosecution and portfolio management experience is preferred. Previous law firm experience is a plus. BA/BS degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program or equivalent is required. The position requires excellent organization, precise attention to detail, and demonstrated success in multitasking. The ideal candidate can learn quickly and work independently and efficiently on multiple tasks of varying levels of complexity at any given time. The candidate must be highly motivated to follow through with assignments and have strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and solid computer skills.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.