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The Role of a Trade Mark Attorney
A Trade Mark Attorney deals with trade mark, copyright and design matters including filing and prosecuting applications to register new trade marks, advising on the selection and availability of new trade marks, discussing the use and protection of trade marks, handling trade mark problems such as revocations and advising clients on trade mark infringement matters.
Career Options for Trade Mark Attorneys
Patent and Trade Mark Practices
Possibly the most common training ground for Trade Mark Attorneys, this is an environment where Intellectual Property (IP) is at the heart of the practice and you can work alongside fellow Trade Mark professionals as well as Patent Attorneys, ensuring plenty of support from like-minded colleagues and plenty of opportunity for cross-selling between teams.
IP / Trade Marks teams within Law Firms
Often sizeable teams, particularly within London, this environment allows closer collaboration with specialist IP Solicitors and can provide greater exposure to contentious Trade Marks work and resulting litigation.
In-house IP / Trade Marks teams within Industry
This allows you effectively to work directly for one client with the following benefits:
A more varied caseload, including advising on issues and areas beyond your immediate technical expertise – with no time recording!
Comprehensive benefits packages – including car, pension, private health, share options, stock units, gym membership etc
Flexible / part-time working
Work / life balance
Demand for Trade Mark Attorneys
This tends to fluctuate with the market, although there are consistently opportunities available within either private practice and / or industry depending on the economic climate. Checking our regularly updated website frequently should avoid you missing any exciting new vacancies! We also frequently advertise new opportunities on the ITMA website
Roles often “filled before advertised”
Sacco Mann’s Patent and Trade Mark Division is regularly instructed on roles of a confidential nature so being registered and able to be contacted easily has never been more important. Often these roles will not be advertised due to either client or internal sensitivities – for example a new influx of work or succession planning for impending retirements. Our commitment to providing the best possible service to our clients has resulted in us being the chosen recruitment partner for many companies and practices in the IP sector, enabling us to alert Trade Mark Attorneys registered with us to any new opportunities as soon as they arise.
Contact us to stay ahead of the market
For further information please contact one of our specialist consultants on 0113 245 3338 or 0203 440 5628. You can also contact us via email or the “contact us form”, following which we will arrange a convenient time for a phone conversation.