Fieldfisher is a European law firm operating in exciting sectors such as technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. We’re an international firm with more than 1,550 people across 25 offices in Europe, Asia and America.
Awarded a 5-Star ranking by the Legal 500, we work with market-leading practices and are built around people having developed a strong balance between legal excellence and a down-to-earth practical approach to clients’ needs.
Focused on keeping pace with this continually changing world, we use new models of working and integrate legal technology with our colleagues’ expertise to provide modern legal advice for the modern world.
We’re now looking for a Paralegal / Formalities Assistant to join our IP team based in our Belfast hub.
This is the ideal role in which to advance your legal IP career and develop a range of new skills. You will be joining a world-class team with a fantastic reputation and will receive all the training and support you need to thrive within your role.
For IP, we are ranked as a Tier 1 firm by the Legal 500 and have been described as ‘Fantastic partners and associates.” We work with a host of companies from Silicon Valley to the Far East and list some incredible household names amongst our clients.
What’s more, in the last few years, we have won a host of awards for our services, innovation and simply for being an exceptional legal firm, so you know your career is in good hands.
As a Paralegal / Formalities Assistant, you will be tasked with joining our market-leading specialist IP team and representing household names and a wider range of clients in protecting their IP.
This varied role will see you undertaking work for clients in many sectors including technology, media, life sciences, retail, energy and natural resources throughout the UK and EU, North America, the Middle East, China and the Far East and Asia Pacific.
Specifically, your role will involve:
- Preparing, filing and reporting new trademark and design applications - Attending to patent annuities and formalities requirements - Drafting responses to objections and other responses before the relevant Registry - Processing official documents, such as filing receipts, publication notices and registration certificates - Billing, records database and other administration duties
To be considered as a Paralegal / Legal Professional, you will need:
- Experience in trademark formalities either gained in a law firm or patent/trademark agency - Good academic history - Patent annuities and formalities experience - The ability to work without supervision and to be able to demonstrate initiative - Excellent attention to detail - Excellent time management skills and a team player mentality - The ability to demonstrate a genuine interest in the client’s business and be client-facing
Other organisations may call this role Patent Secretary, Team Patent Secretary, Services Co-ordinator, Legal Administrator, Patent Administrator, Patent Assistant, or IP Administrator.
Webrecruit Ireland and Fieldfisher are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
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