Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.  Davis Wright Tremaine is looking for an experienced Trademark Paralegal to join our team in Portland.

This position is responsible for providing paralegal support to attorneys who practice in the area of trademark law.  This position requires an ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with attorneys and other staff members.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  •  Handling all aspects of U.S. prosecution and maintenance; preparing and filing trademark applications; preparing responses to USPTO office actions; preparing and filing renewals and statements of use; collecting evidence of use for prosecution, maintenance and conflict matters; drafting client correspondence; recording assignments and other documents; copyright searching and filing.
  • Instructing and working with foreign counsel on clearance, trademark filings, office actions, renewals and other prosecution and conflict matters.
  • Legalization of documents.
  • Assisting with inter partes matters.
  • Performing and reviewing trademark and copyright searches.
  • Investigation of possible infringements.
  • Managing trademark docket.
  • Generating and editing status reports.
  • Performing internet research projects and other special projects on an as needed basis.
  • Additional assistance as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS
 Education:
  • Three-plus years of experience as an intellectual property/trademark paralegal are preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and completion of paralegal program of study, or clear demonstration of equivalent knowledge and skill.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Highly developed skills in time and task management.
  • Highly developed attention to detail in striving for perfection in the firm’s work product and client service.
  • Post-college level writing and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computerized business applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets, and electronic mail).
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized legal research and document retention databases for performance of fact and legal research and effective management of complex evidence and case files.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
 
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.  

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

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