Senior Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal

SEDIN S.A. — Genève
18.10.2019 | Employé | 100%

Sedin is an IP boutique firm based in Geneva.

 

In the frame of the development of our activities, we are looking for a Senior IP Paralegal to provide paralegal support to the IP Lawyers and to our clients.

 

Senior Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal

 

Key responsabilities

 

  • Handling trademark, design and patent registration process from filing to grant under the supervision of the IP Lawyer in charge
  • Trademark and design filings at WIPO, IPI and through outside counsels
  • Dealing with objections issued by WIPO and IPI based on relative or absolute grounds
  • Filings of applications for registration of changes, licenses and assignments for Swiss trademarks and International trademarks
  • Handle trademark, design and patent renewals
  • Initiate trademark clearance, analyze results and prepare reports as to the availability of trademarks for the registration and use, make recommendations to the IP Lawyer
  • Preparing draft oppositions and replies to oppositions, handling negotiations with third parties (agreements, undertakings, letters of consent etc.)
  • Watching publication of competitive trademarks, report to clients and respective oppositions if necessary
  • Arrange various internal trainings for IP Paralegals
  • Assist in handling the network of outside counsels
  • Maintain and improve the trademark administration system
  • Ensure administrative support as requested

 

Profile

 

  • Commercial CFC degree, paralegal certification is a plus
  • At least 10 years experience as a IP paralegal in a law firm specializing in IP rights and/or in an IP department of a company
  • Sound knowledge of trademark practices
  • At ease with office IT systems and new technologies
  • Fluent in English and French, other language is a plus
  • Rigorous, autonomous and proactive
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Very good in setting priorities and ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication and interpersonnal skills, team player

 

Entry date: immediate vacancy

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