Trade Mark Formalities Paralegal

Trade Mark Formalities Paralegal

1. About us

Wynne-Jones IP is a UK and European IP firm specialising in patents, trade marks, designs, IP strategy, IP licensing and enforcement, IP audits and IP renewals. We certainly know our stuff in IP rights and we’ve been helping businesses to protect business assets for nearly 60 years.  Our portfolio spans an impressive mix of private individuals, multinationals, large technology-based companies, SMEs and Universities- locally, nationally and internationally.

2. About you 

We are inviting an exceptional Trade Mark Formalities Paralegal to manage the formalities process of our IP portfolio and enjoy developing new opportunities.

Who will be the successful candidate?  As a Formalities Paralegal, your role will include various tasks to support Wynne-Jones Trade Mark Attorneys in delivering formalities services to clients, and to assist in their interaction with the various national and international intellectual property offices, and our network of international associates, in the prosecution of trade marks throughout the world. Part of this role includes corresponding directly with clients, associates, and patent offices, either by phone, email, or other written communications. The Formalities team works closely with the Attorneys, the Renewals team, and PAs to deliver a complete service.

Wynne-Jones operates an electronic filing, docketing, and records system. The Formalities team has primary responsibility for maintaining the files in this system, including creating and filing documents, managing paralegal and attorney tasks and diaries, and preparing and filing official correspondence.

You will need to be competent with the use of all aspects of Microsoft Office and the use of interactive web services. You will also need to be able to write clearly and concisely in a professional manner. You will be responsible for organising and prioritising your own work, and meeting internal and external deadlines, monitoring tasks on our internal systems, and understanding your own and your colleagues’ work priorities to enable all deadlines to be met.  Accuracy is important in all aspects of our work. You will need to check not only your own work, but to assist other by checking theirs, and to ask others to check yours.

Wynne-Jones has a defined set of values covering the way we work. You will be expected to adopt these values and take responsibility for your own professional development and work within the team. 

Wynne-Jones is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) and your work will also be subject to such regulation. Your work will also need to comply with GDPR and money laundering requirements. You will also need to maintain the confidentiality of the work we do for clients.

Wynne-Jones is continually developing its business and expanding and developing the services that Wynne-Jones offers its internal and external clients. Wynne-Jones encourages staff to make suggestions for process improvements.

Wynne-Jones will make an ongoing commitment to your professional development to help you become an expert in your, including internal and external training, and the opportunity to study for appropriate professional qualification, such as those provided by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), or the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).

3. Benefits

We are reaching out to candidates who would like to benefit from a flexible, forward thinking, supportive and inclusive working environment.  An excellent salary and benefits package are on offer: 

  • Excellent salary
  • Generous annual leave package
  • Pension & bonus scheme
  • Flexible working
  • NHS top up package
  • Exceptional prospects for career advancement

Plus much more!

Salary - depending on experience.

If you are looking for a new challenge and have the skills and experience necessary, please contact us directly with your CV and covering letter:

Lucy Gabb, HR Manager

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