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Solicitor 2-5 years - Trade Marks

King & Wood Mallesons

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 27/09/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Trademark & Patent

Job description:

We are looking for a Solicitor with a background in Trade Marks to join our leading Dispute Resolution team.

Solicitor 2-5 years - Dispute Resolution - Trade Marks

Our work

You will be responsible for varied challenging complex legal work which often sets the pace in the market.

In this role you will advise and act in matters encompassing all aspects of Australian trade mark law and portfolio management for leading brands including:

· devising search strategies and drafting clearance advices

· settling trade mark specifications and filings for Australia and New Zealand and foreign jurisdictions

· trade mark prosecution before IP Australia and IPONZ

· disputes, including filing or defending oppositions and non-use actions, and drafting or responding to letters of demand

· appeals from first instance decisions of IP Australia

· drafting related agreements including assignments and coexistence agreements

· the IP aspects of due diligence reports.

Our clients

The team works with an enviable range of clients. Our clients include household names in the fashion, entertainment, telecommunications, utilities, financial services, pharmaceutical, fast moving consumer goods and software markets.

About the team

KWM’s IP practice is ranked gold in the WTR’s leading trademark professionals rankings. We undertake work on matters at the cutting edge and help to shape the development of the law. Working closely together is vital to the success of our team and the firm. We regularly work with specialists from other practice groups and use sophisticated electronic tools to assist us. Our workload is varied and interesting, with a focus on advisory and IPA-facing work.

You will have

  • strong legal technical experience (at least 2 years in local and overseas trade mark prosecution) or trade mark attorney experience and working knowledge of practice before the Trade Marks Office. More specifically, your experience will include due diligence, and contentious experience (eg. oppositions)
  • passion for the subject matter - it’s your career choice demonstrated through your study in the trade mark subjects of an LLM
  • ability to provide practical and cost-effective prosecution and opposition advice
  • excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice
  • strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with clients
  • team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks; you will be actively looking for opportunities to grow the practice
  • strong project management skills, proactivity and the ability to prioritise your tasks and effectively manage your time.

About King & Wood Mallesons

We are a top-tier law firm that aims to have a significant and positive impact on our people, clients and communities in which we work. Our firm is special because of the collective spirit of our people. We are bold, creative, collegiate, caring, smart and fun. We offer our people competitive total rewards and a strong focus on career development opportunities.

King & Wood Mallesons is an Asian headquartered global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers across 27 locations including China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the US.

What we offer

We strive to create a positive, stimulating and diverse work environment - one that is based on teamwork, learning, open communication and knowledge sharing.

You will have great mentoring from senior lawyers and partners and work in a friendly environment.

We have initiatives in place that ensure that the firm's culture is welcoming and supportive. We offer exceptional training opportunities, mentoring programs and other benefits.

How to apply
Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kelly Adamopoulos,

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer.