Patent and Trade Mark support is a fundamental element of the IP process and businesses are always on the look out for skilled individuals to join their expert IP teams. Patent and Trade Mark support jobs can most often be split into two separate areas; Secretaries and Administrators (however job titles can often include Paralegal or Formalities too).
The role of a Patent / Trade Mark secretary will be to work closely with their allocated few earner(s) and will usually involve audio and copy typing, managing fee earner diaries, arranging travel and accommodation for their fee earners business trips, as well as processing invoices and providing ad hoc administrative support.
The role of a Patent / Trade Mark Administrator will see them more involved with filing Patent and Trade Mark applications in the UK, Europe and overseas as well as handling the relevant formalities that go with the recording and renewals of Patent and Trade Marks, right up to the Patent or Trade Mark being granted. They will likely have more direct client contact and will also handle any assignments, changes of name or address, as well as preparing cost estimates for the client.
We attract an array of Intellectual Property support positions given our long-standing relationships with our clients and expertise within the IP sector. We regularly recruit into Patent and Trade Mark practices, Law firms and In-House businesses. Our skilled and experienced support consultants on the IP team are knowledgeable on the full spectrum of Intellectual Property support and regularly recruit for all areas within formalities in this everchanging market.
If you are looking to secure a support position in a niche area of law, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for a conversation in confidence. Take a look at our website to see the various roles we are recruiting for at the moment, and don’t worry – if you can’t quite find what you are looking for, get in touch on 0113 245 3338 and we can discuss what you are specifically looking for in more detail, explore what is important to you and suggest suitable, appropriate and relevant options to help you secure the next move in your career.