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Intellectual Property Paralegal

Minter Ellison lawyers

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 31/08/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Law clerk & Paralegal

Job description:

About us

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices.

Our culture

We are focussed on collaborating, innovating and inspiring each other and our clients. We understand that the high standards we set ourselves in a top tier law firm means that we are constantly challenged to deliver our best and excel. It involves managing multiple stakeholders and working collaboratively across offices, countries and time zones.

We take pride in being our clients' best partner, and enjoy working within teams of professionals who share their knowledge, respect our values and support each other to achieve our collective goals.

Our Intellectual Property (IP) team

MinterEllison’s intellectual property team is at the forefront of intellectual property development globally. Our large and diverse team advises on the creation, acquisition, commercialisation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and has forged an enduring reputation working with leading local and global organisations.

Your role

A great opportunity currently exists for a Paralegal to join our Sydney office. In this role, you will work closely with John Fairbairn and his IP team, by assisting in specialist trade mark matters, conducting IP due diligence and where needed, assisting with IP advice and litigation support. This is a practice that involves a large volume of matters. You will be responsible for legal and non-legal tasks including online searching, preparation of results schedules and precedent based forms and correspondence, legal research, completing client reports, as well as general business development (e.g. article writing) and administrative support (e.g. filling, billing).

What you need

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • good problem solving skills;
  • to be a self-starter and be proactive, particularly in relation to technology;
  • exceptional time management and organisational skills;
  • the ability to consistently produce accurate, high quality work and follow process;
  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative team focussed environment.

What we offer

At MinterEllison you'll be working with major multi-national, regional and local companies as well as government organisations and state-owned entities.

You will enjoy working in an environment where people care about ensuring that you balance your professional goals with your interests outside of work. We offer competitive top tier employment packages and a wide range of employment benefits, such as corporate discounts and a free Fitness First gym membership.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Alyce Bennett at for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.