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Trademark Attorney

ESF is looking for a Trademark/Copyright attorney to join the growing Trademark practice as soon as possible.

Candidates can expect to assist a wide variety of clients to navigate all aspects of trademark law, including trademark clearance and prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings, opinion work, and client counseling.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of law firm trademark legal experience in all aspects of trademark law practice, including trademark clearance and prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings, opinion work, and client counseling;
  • BS/BA and JD Degree from an accredited institution;
  • Experience as a trademark examining attorney not required, but would be a plus;
  • Significant experience in conducting trademark clearances, reviewing and analyzing preliminary and full trademark searches and providing opinions, guidance and advice to clients regarding the availability of trademarks for use/registration;
  • Significant experience managing domestic trademark prosecution, including preparation of applications for registration, responses to USPTO Office Actions, and all pre- and post-registration filings;
  • Significant experience managing global trademark portfolios, including structuring the scope of international filings, and instructing, corresponding with, and supervising the actions of a network of international associates — international trademark portfolios under our care range in size from a handful to thousands of non-U.S. registrations;
  • Significant experience analyzing potential claims and defenses in trademark enforcement and infringement matters;
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board experience not required, but would be a plus;
  • Excellent communication skills, in dealing with clients, support personnel, and foreign counsel; and
  • Strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills.

While candidates with a portable book of business are encouraged to apply, portable business is not necessarily required.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@usiplaw.com