Sunday , April 21 2024

Unilever Jobs in Birmingham – Trademark Paralegal

Website Unilever

Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of experienced Brand IP counsels, working alongside some of the world’s best known and loved brands. You will be involved in all aspects of trade mark portfolio management, from clearance, prosecution and maintenance, to contentious matters such as lookalikes and infringements. You will be part of a team that uses cutting edge technology to deliver best in class in the IP industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide Brand IP Counsels with opposition recommendations following review of watching data provided through our watching platform.
  • Conduct Google and TM database searches associated with any relevant scan searches using the technology tools available and provide initial analysis.
  • Prepare TM application instructions, review and prepare responses to TM application/ prosecution enquiries (e.g. specification queries, use dates)
  • Direct liaison with the business on search results and next steps (at the discretion of the lawyer/Brand IP counsel)
  • Prepare TM search instructions to our outsourced TM partner, chase and monitor replies, provide initial analysis.
  • Provide Brand IP Counsels/business partners with a top line summary report on the availability and registrability of trade marks.
  • Assist with issues raised in trade mark clearance such as instructing investigators and negotiating with third parties including concluding agreements, obtaining consents, purchasing marks, cancellation or revocation of marks, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • Interest in developing and/or experience in-house in FMCG
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to prioritise and work for a number of different people concurrently in different geographic locations/time zones
  • Adaptable, proactive, keen to learn and take on an increasingly varied and challenging workload as skills develop.
  • Self-motivation to achieve excellence in administrative type matters as well as other matters
  • Proven track record in trademark prosecution work and excellent knowledge of filing systems under WIPO, EUTM and Madrid
  • Good logic and analytical skills, and attention to detail

Job Details:

Company: Unilever

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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