TRADEMARK PARALEGAL Department:Legal Location:New York, NY USA Posted:2012-10-18 Requisition Number:Legal-101812-TradeMrkParalegal 1 opening Full-time (exempt) Main Areas of Responsibility: * Conduct foreign and domestic trademark searches, including on-line searching and working with agents, to determine availability of trademarks. Create summary reports and draft clearance opinions on a global basis. * Prepare and file domestic and foreign trademark applications. Instruct foreign associates to initiate new filings and coordinate prosecution of applications. * Manage process and workflow of worldwide trademark filing, prosecution, renewals and conflicts (oppositions, cancellations, infringements, UDRPs and counterfeits). * Maintain database and docketing system, including data entry and reporting. * Prepare/write drafts of settlement agreements, co-existence agreements, undertakings and foreign and domestic agreements. * Review advertising, promotions and packaging to identify trademark issues. * Review watch notices for potential conflicts, initiate oppositions against third parties'' infringing marks and work with attorneys to manage trademark conflicts Qualifications: * BA degree * Minimum 7-10 years of global trademark experience at both law firms and/or in-house. * Must possess extensive knowledge of both foreign and domestic trademark law, regulations, policies and processes to prosecute trademark applications and guard against third-party infringements and counterfeits. * Strong communication, analytical, drafting organizational and computer skills are essential * Must possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and detail orientation * Must possess ability to successfully handle multiple competing priorities. * Outstanding collaboration and relationship-building skills, as well as ability to work in a team and independently. * Must be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, work well under pressure with tight deadlines and ability to multi-task and handle unanticipated situations effectively. * Flexibility and willingness to work on a wide variety of matters are a must. * Experience with copyright and/or patents is a plus Education: * Minimum 7-10 years of global trademark experience at both law firms and/or in-house. Note: * Please send resume and cover letter indicating salary history and requirements to: Closing Date:Position open until filled.