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QUALIFIED TRADE MARK ATTORNEY

Central London based/Hybrid opportunity
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QUALIFIED TRADE MARK ATTORNEY

Central London based/Hybrid opportunity

Murgitroyd are seeking a full time UK qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorney to join our London Central Trade Mark team.

Ideally, we’re looking for an attorney with circa 5 years post qualification experience to join our busy team and immediately assume responsibility for a varied portfolio of existing clients. Some experience of working with international clients would also be advantageous, and a proactive approach to working with direct clients will be essential. We also encourage and support a variety of business development initiatives to enable you to raise your profile and grow your future portfolio.

We’d welcome applications from either private practice or in-house candidates to join our growing team of trade mark experts across the company.

Our friendly office in London Euston offers the perfect base for commuting into Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras. We fully embrace hybrid working and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who would like to spend part of the week in the office, collaborating with colleagues and maintaining the vibrancy of the team, with the remainder of the week working from home.

If this opportunity is of interest to you or you wish to discuss the role further, please email your details to recruit@murgitroyd.com or apply directly via our website.

Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Part-Qualified Patent Attorney

Biotechnology and pharma | London
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Part-Qualified Patent Attorney

Biotechnology and pharma | London

Murgitroyd are seeking a part-qualified, full time Patent Attorney for our growing London Central Chemical & Biotech team.

Ideally, we are seeking a PhD level Biological Sciences candidate with experience of both biotechnological and pharmaceutical inventions. You should have already successfully completed your IP foundation level qualification and have been working in private practice for 2-3 years. Some experience with direct client/agency work, drafting, filing and prosecution work is essential, in order to hit the ground running.

If you have experience of working within any area of Biological Science, then we’re interested in hearing from you. In return we can offer an excellent trainee programme, with mentors and peers who will guide and support you through to full qualification.

The role is based out of our lively London Central office, 2 minutes from Euston station, and is also ideal for commuting Kings Cross and St Pancras. Whilst we have fully embraced hybrid working, we are ideally looking for someone who wishes to spend at least 2 days per week in the office, to contribute to the ongoing vibrancy of the team.

If this opportunity is of interest to you or you wish to discuss the role further, please email your details to recruit@murgitroyd.com or apply directly via our website.

Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Part-Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds
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Part-Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Murgitroyd are seeking a part-qualified, full time Trade Mark Attorney to join our Leeds Trade Mark team.

Applicants should have a strong academic background and will already be well on the way to final qualification, having completed at least two years of supervised attorney level work within a Trade Mark team in legal practice or in-house.  In addition, you will have already successfully achieved the relevant postgraduate certification.  You will be given the opportunity to hit the ground running, working with direct clients and foreign attorneys from the outset, with the full support of the senior attorney and paralegal team based in Leeds.

We deal with all aspects of trade mark practice and you will have the opportunity to be involved in searching, global trade mark filing and prosecution.  The Leeds Trade Mark team has a very active contentious practice handling a large number of oppositions, cancellation actions, domain name and company name disputes.  Our trade mark litigation practice is run from our Leeds office, so opportunities to work with this team are available for candidates with an interest in this area of practice. Full training and support will be provided to help you reach your potential as a fully qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Our smart new office in on Albion Street in Leeds offers the perfect base for commuting into the centre of town.  We fully embrace hybrid working, flexibility and the opportunity to work with other Trade Mark Attorneys across the company, if desired.

If this opportunity is of interest to you or you wish to discuss the role further, please email your details to recruit@murgitroyd.com or apply directly via our website.

Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Paralegal

Milton Keynes / Southampton
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Patent Paralegal

Milton Keynes / Southampton

Role:

The successful candidate will work with and provide support to a team of Patent Attorneys and Patent Paralegals. Working as part of a growing team, you will work in different specialist areas of Patents, so adaptability is key. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to identify and deal with issues as they arise. Being a team player and taking a proactive approach to all tasks is fundamental to the role.

Job Description:

  • Assist with preparing and filing new patent and design applications.
  • Correspond with Foreign Associates to prepare formal documents, including priority documents, inventors declarations, powers of attorney, assignments and other formal documents as required in foreign filings or ongoing prosecution.
  • Review incoming correspondence from patent offices around the world regarding current status of applications – and ensure accuracy of information.
  • Perform research and compile data as requested by attorneys.
  • Handling cost and action schedules for clients portfolios as requested by attorneys or clients.
  • Review, process and maintain client dockets for deadlines
  • Assist with miscellaneous client-related projects, such as change of name, change of applicants address and recordal of assignments either directly or globally via the foreign associates.
  • Ensuring internal deadline system updated and maintained, including the management and handling of all relevant paralegal deadlines;
  • Preparing and invoicing clients for work completed;
  • Following, preparing and updating client work instructions and internal processes;
  • Communicating with clients and foreign attorneys as and when required.
  • Reviewing, responding to and processing communications and instructions from clients or outside counsel.

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person Specification:

  • CIPA (IPPC) qualified or have experience of working in IP and be interested in working towards this qualification.
  • Able to handle multiple projects under limited supervision
  • A team player
  • Organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Work to precise deadlines
  • Have the ability to prioritise and take instructions
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Trade Mark Paralegal

Croydon / London Central
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Trade Mark Paralegal

Croydon / London Central

Role:

Responsible for the day to day support for a team of busy Trade Mark Attorneys carrying out various tasks such as:

  • Deadline management;
  • Filing applications and related documents with a variety of Trade Mark Offices;
  • Preparing and invoicing clients;
  • Client work instructions and internal processes;
  • Communicating with clients and foreign attorneys.
  • Review considerations from outside counsel.
  • Manage deadlines.
  • Assist with updating and deadline duties.
  • Manage prosecution files and attorney schedules.
  • Process invoices, maintain spreadsheets and generate reports.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • dealing with day to day queries to and from other offices;
  • dealing with electronic correspondence
  • liaising with the UK and European Trade Mark Offices;
  • liaising international agents;
  • assisting our clients;

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person specification:

  • CITMA qualification or work experience level and willingness to undertake qualification or local IPO.
  • be well organised and have excellent attention to detail
  • ability to work on own initiative
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • work to precise deadlines
  • prioritise, take instruction and work under pressure
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Renewals Assistant - Trade Marks

Leeds
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Renewals Assistant - Trade Marks

Leeds

The Company:

Murgitroyd offers an open and positive culture, blended working system and an excellent benefits package. We rank among the largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with over 125 patent and trade mark professionals and more than 460 staff. We have 20+ offices in Europe, in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, from which we provide local and European representation. We also have direct representation rights in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, two client liaison offices in the United States, an office in China and an office in Managua, Nicaragua.

Culture is fundamental to all we do at Murgitroyd. Our core values are Trust, Unity and Confidence.

The Role:

We are looking for a Renewals Assistant to join our Renewals Team and support the Trade Mark group. You would be part of a fantastic team based across our Glasgow, London and Leeds offices with a mix of new colleagues and experienced colleagues to learn from and develop your career.

Murgitroyd’s IP Renewals Team manages the payment of over 30,000 cases due for renewal in any one year and monitors almost 100,000 maintenance fees in total. We have a worldwide client base handled by a team who are based in Glasgow, London and Leeds.

Some of the main tasks and responsibilities associated with this role in the Trade Mark group could include:

  • Identifying cases to be renewed
  • Monitoring deadlines and sending reminders
  • Calculating costs and investigating requirements, both legal and client specific
  • Corresponding with clients and establishing ongoing use of the Trademark
  • Preparing formality documents for execution by the client
  • Attending to the renewals in direct jurisdictions using various payment vehicles
  • Instructing and communicating with local associates for indirect jurisdictions
  • Advising and invoicing clients
  • Updating our case records, collating evidence/certificates and reporting to the client
  • Dealing with administrative tasks

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent computer literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Be able to prioritise, take instructions and pay attention to detail
  • Have the ability to deal with repetitive tasks accurately
  • Have a positive attitude to change
  • Show willingness to help others and work as part of a team
  • Proactive approach with a desire to learn

Company benefits

  • Altered Start/Finish Time (ASFT)
  • Work From Home/Hybrid option as agreed with Line Manager/Director
  • Pension scheme – salary sacrifice (immediate)
  • Death-in-Service (if a member of the Pension scheme)
  • Private healthcare (after two years’ service)
  • 25 days per annum holiday entitlement (holiday year runs from Jan-Dec)
  • Holiday entitlement can be used in one hour blocks and employees may carry up to five days forward into the following calendar year if the Working Time Directive has been met
  • Five days recognised National Public Holidays
  • Additional leave entitlement post completion of five years’ service
  • Forward looking Performance Review process, allowing the employee a significant input in their own progression, training and development
  • Free eye tests
  • Annual free flu jabs
  • Ride to Work cycle scheme
  • Loyalty awards after 10, 20, 25 and 40 years
  • Employee Counselling Service and in house Mental Health First Aiders
  • Colleague engagement initiatives and events
  • Monthly “above and beyond” employee driven awards
Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

IP Records Administrator

Remote / UK
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IP Records Administrator

Remote / UK

The Company:

Murgitroyd offers an open and positive culture, blended working system and an excellent benefits package. We rank among the largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe, with over 125 patent and trade mark professionals and more than 470 staff. We have 20+ offices in Europe, in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, from which we provide local and European representation. We also have direct representation rights in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, two client liaison offices in the United States, an office in China and an office in Managua, Nicaragua.

Role:

The Internal Support group supplies internal services to all Murgitroyd offices, processing worldwide incoming mail ensuring important action dates are extracted and key data added to electronic case record system, accurately and in a timely fashion.

Job Description:

Working as part of a growing team, you will work in different specialist areas of IP, so adaptability is key. The successful candidate will ideally have a number of years’ experience of updating IP case records and onboarding large numbers of cases; as well as having excellent communication skills and be able to identify and deal with issues as they arise. Being a team player and taking a proactive approach to all tasks is fundamental to the role.

Some of the main tasks and responsibilities could include:

  • Processing incoming correspondence.
  • Deadline diary monitoring
  • Upkeep of client/supplier address system
  • Processing foreign agent invoices
  • Batch update of case records
  • Ensuring all case records are accurate
  • Dealing with internal queries and other miscellaneous duties
  • Processing Patent and Trade Mark portfolio takeovers including data integrity checks

The above list is not exhaustive.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent computer literacy (strong Excel skills required)
  • Excellent numeracy skills (to calculate dates)
  • Be able to prioritise, take instructions and work under pressure while paying attention to detail
  • Have the ability to deal with repetitive tasks accurately
  • Have a positive attitude to change
  • Show willingness to help others and work as part of a team

Culture is fundamental to all we do at Murgitroyd. Our core values are Trust, Unity and Confidence

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Patent Support

Dublin / Cardiff
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Patent Support

Dublin / Cardiff

Patent Support required to support our growing Patent Paralegal team

At Murgitroyd, paralegals are directly assigned to our clients rather than our attorneys. This allows our paralegals to understand our client’s needs and work closely with our attorneys to build and care for our clients Intellectual Property and provide an outstanding client relationship experience.

Career development and personal growth are key aspects of our paralegal career structure. Within our paralegal client teams, we actively look to assist our paralegals in involvement in the growth and development of Murgitroyd and in becoming leaders.

Homeworking options are available, however, for this role it is preferable if candidates are within commuting distance of our Dublin office.

What can we offer?

  • An equal, diverse and inclusive environment with a collaborative culture, which allows for development and growth.
  • Flexible working in terms of location and hours.
  • Competitive salary packages across our paralegal career development pathway.
  • Structured learning and development for your career.

25 days annual leave as standard plus five bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, length of service awards, colleague engagement initiatives, colleague above and beyond awards.

Our Values:

  • Trust – we work hard to earn trust and we place trust in others
  • Unity – we work together as one team
  • Confidence – we are innovative and bold in what we do

Further information about the role, benefits offered can be found in the Job Description.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

Team Secretary / Paralegal

Munich
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Team Secretary / Paralegal

Munich

TEAM SECRETARY / PARALEGAL

Munich Office

We are looking for a bilingual German/English Secretary/Paralegal to join our busy and dynamic team in Munich.

The successful candidate will be working in a small friendly team providing general secretarial
support to a team of Patent Attorneys and Paralegals.

Some experience of working in another IP firm or legal environment would be preferred and previous secretarial/paralegal experience is essential.

35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, permanent role
Some flexibility with hours of work per day.
Newly refurbished modern offices.
Salary dependent on skills and experience.

Read the job description >>>

Interested candidates should apply via the enquiry form in the careers section of our website.


TEAM-SEKRETÄR/IN / PARALEGAL

Büro München

Wir suchen eine/n zweisprachige deutsch/englisch Sekretär/in zur Verstärkung unseres dynamischen Teams in München.

Der/die erfolgreiche Kandidat/in wird in einem kleinen, netten Team arbeiten und unsere Patentanwälte und Fachangestellten unterstützen.

Erfahrung in einer anderen IP-Kanzlei oder einem sonstigen juristischen Umfeld wäre von Vorteil wobei Erfahrung im Sekretariats-/Paralegal-Bereich unerlässlich ist.

  • 35 Stunden pro Woche, Mo-Fr,
  • unbefristete Stelle
  • gewisse Flexibilität bei den Arbeitszeiten,
  • neu ausgebautes und modernes Büro.

Das Gehalt hängt von den Fähigkeiten und der Erfahrung ab.

Interessierte Kandidaten sollten sich über das Anfrageformular im Karrierebereich unserer Website bewerben.

Interested? To apply please click this link and complete the application form

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Hear From Our Team

A career in patents offered me a unique combination of science and law – I like the intellectual challenge. I work with interesting clients and keep in touch with new developments in technology. Murgitroyd is different to other companies. The benefits are excellent and there’s a strong focus on work-life balance.
Terry Devlin, European Patent Attorney
A patent attorney career is stimulating and rewarding, encompassing my interests in technology, design, law and languages. I chose Murgitroyd as I wanted to work in a large, global firm that directly represents multinational clients. The company is very forward thinking, everyone’s friendly and there’s great scope for professional development.
I started at Murgitroyd during the lockdown! It was a really positive experience thanks to everybody's support. At Murgitroyd I found great team spirit, interesting cases and great clients.
Gabrielle Radault, European Patent Attorney
Having spent my university life studying physics and other engineering disciplines, a career related to law seemed unfathomable. However, my career as a trainee has turned out to be both challenging and satisfying. Murgitroyd offers excellent support to their trainees in terms of both training and general work-life balance - especially during the new working from home lifestyle.
Joseph Spencer, Patent Scientist
It was during my penultimate year of University that I decided to pursue a career in IP. I wanted to work for a well-established company which provided opportunities and scope for professional development whilst maintaining a community-like feel. I have found this and more at Murgitroyd. As a recent graduate, any anticipation I had about working for a large, multi-national law firm was quickly quelled and I have been really well supported in my role as a Trainee. A career in patents is certainly not a walk in the park, but the intellectual challenge, varied workload and interesting clients mean that no day is ever dull.
Rosalie Hide, Patent Scientist
I wanted to work for Murgitroyd as I had a keen interest in intellectual property during my time at university and considered it a great opportunity to utilise my law degree outside of the traditional 'solicitor' career path. Despite the fact that there are offices all over the world, Murgitroyd has a real sense of community and togetherness, which is invaluable as a trainee.
Holly Cameron, Trainee Trade Mark Attorney
Murgitroyd provide first class training and support to trainees. I would recommend Murgitroyd to anyone aspiring to become a Patent Attorney. The firm offers a friendly and welcoming environment where team work is encouraged. I am certain this will allow me to realise my full potential following my qualification as a UK and European Patent Attorney under the firm’s stewardship.
Aaron Lucas, Patent Attorney
Murgitroyd is a fantastic top-tier IP firm to work for, especially as a part-qualified attorney. The training and support that I've been given have been second to none. Working under several attorneys with different backgrounds, technical knowledge and styles has given me a well-rounded learning experience. I really appreciate the collegiate atmosphere that comes from having a body of other trainee attorneys to study with. Learning in group tutorials means we can pool our knowledge and experiences so that everyone benefits.
Jamie Ingram, Patent Scientist