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Patent Formalities Administrator

£25000 - £35000 per annum
Paralegal/Support roles

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Patent Formalities Officer

£25,000 - £35,000 + benefits


If you're an experienced patent formalities professional looking for the next step-up in your career, then this newly created position should tick all the right boxes.

The Company

This hugely reputable Legal 500 recognised firm has a strong focus on their clients, employees and business partners, differentiating themselves from their competition by understanding that every business is different. They pride themselves on long-standing community relationships, as well as investing strongly in training and development of staff at all levels of experience. Their culture is inclusive, supportive and commercially astute, so you'll be working alongside like-minded peers who share these values.

The Role

You will be responsible for providing full Intellectual Property formalities support service to our Head of Intellectual Property. You will liaise with clients on a regular basis both verbally and via letter/email correspondence. You will act as a first point of contact for the team; providing a first-rate service both in person and over the phone to include; booking meetings for new and existing clients; processing new enquiries, booking client meetings and accurately managing the client files.

Key responsibilities include:

* Euro-GB validation work.
* Filing UK patent applications / European patent applications / Euro-PCT applications.
* UK and Euro trade mark and design filing
* International (UK handling office) filing.
* International (Euro handling office) filing.
* Compiling Information disclosure statements.
* Payment of renewals and sending renewal reminders
* Deal with post, internal and external, distributing, actioning and filing as required.
* Communication with registries (UK / Europe / WIPO)

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to enhance previous formalities experience and gain exposure in a more client focused role.

The Person

You are currently working in a patent support role for a private practice, law firm or in-house IP department. You should possess patent formalities experience and ideally be familiar with UK, European and international systems such as Madrid and the PCT.

You will have an eye for detail, work with high levels of accuracy and possess the ability to work under pressure, prioritising effectively.

Key competencies include:

* Excellent timekeeping and communication skills, both verbal and written;
* a professional approach to work;
* a positive, friendly and helpful approach to being a team player;
* Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise;
* Strong attention to detail;
* IT literacy skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

If you're looking to advance your IP patent formalities career, then get in touch today!

James Dawes

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