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Senior Trademark/IP Paralegal

Premier boutique law firm, specializing in intellectual property legal services, has an opening for a full-time experienced trademark paralegal to oversee other paralegal staff and maintain the firm’s global TM docket. 

This role calls for providing trademark filing, docketing, portfolio management, and paralegal services for marks in a several thousand-record docket, spanning over 120 countries. You will work with an enviable client list, which includes both the hottest growing companies as well as owners of well-known and famous marks. 

Pranger Law
The firm, formed 18 years ago, is woman-founded and led and certified diverse.  It is made up of respectful, approachable, bright, talented, positive, hard-working people.  We utilize one of the best trademark docketing software systems for the TM world (no bending of patent docketing software to work for trademarks here) and our firm is not driven by hours or profits per partner.  The firm prioritizes opportunities for its team to do the amazing IP work, for the best clients, all while working at a livable pace and surrounded by great colleagues in a supportive atmosphere. 

The paralegal in this role can elect to work from home, or work in our San Francisco office or another office location in California.  For the paralegal who resides outside of California, Pranger could provide a WeWork or similar office space in which to work. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits including health, vision, dental, long-term disability and 401(k), and a generous PTO policy.  The firm has matched employee 401(k) contributions for the last years.  We are known for having a very manageable minimum billable hours requirement compared to that of “Big Law” firms.    

You
The ideal candidate will have 10 or more years prior experience managing a global TM docket.

This role requires a high level of attention to detail, strong client services orientation, excellent follow through and communication skills.  The best candidate likely has training received at a larger law firm or other well regarded trademark practice and is smart, highly organized, efficient, creative, positive, and equally comfortable taking instruction and working independently. 

Responsibilities/Experience Required: 

  • Docket and manage the global trademark docket and send client notices and reminders
  • Manage and oversee other paralegals
  • Support attorneys in all aspects of global trademark counseling and prosecution
  • Gather filing particulars and prepare and manage new & ongoing trademark applications via USPTO and WIPO
  • Engage with associated foreign counsel and clients and manage gathering and delivering supporting documents, information and instructions
  • Support and docket enforcement work including cease and desist, takedowns, investigations, TTAB proceedings, UDRP domain name dispute proceedings, etc.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with attorneys and docketing team
  • Maintain electronic files for all matters (we are a paperless firm)

 

Please send resumes in confidence to recruiting@prangerlaw.com.  No telephone calls or agencies, please. 

Description of these duties constitutes a summary only.  Duties and responsibilities may be revised, depending on the needs of the business and the specific skills, experience, and expertise of the individual hired.