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Trainee European Patent Attorney

Helsinki, Finland
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Trainee European Patent Attorney

Helsinki, Finland

Full-time, in-house position in our Helsinki Office

Murgitroyd works with our clients to facilitate and protect innovation and is one of the largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe. We have 15 offices in Europe, and 2 offices in the US, giving us outstanding global reach and the ability to represent our clients wherever they need us, in a wide range of languages. Murgitroyd is one of the few IP firms that have an office in Helsinki handling patents and trademarks, as well as other IP rights, in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organisation, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Our attorneys have exceptional experience in every field. They’ve worked in the public and private sectors, with start-up businesses and university spin-outs, with multi-national corporations and with other law practices. That means we can always provide specialised people who take time to listen to our clients and learn how we can support them and work as part of a team.

If you would like to be part of that team of attorneys, we are currently looking for a trainee European Patent Attorney, preferably in the Mechanical or Mechatronics field.  You must hold a relevant university degree in the Mechanical or Mechatronics field.  The language requirement in order of importance is excellent English (both written and spoken); good Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish; and Finnish.  Knowledge of German and/or French is an advantage.   Your main task will be handling patent attorney work, and other IP work, before various Nordic patent offices, as well as EPO, WIPO, and EUIPO.   Full training provided.

The position will be in our Helsinki Office but you may be required to travel from time to time.

Start date by mutual agreement.

You are invited to send an application in English together with a detailed curriculum vitae describing your qualifications, expertise and relevant experience, to the following address:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to our careers team

Trainee Trade Mark Attorney

Aberdeen, UK
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Trainee Trade Mark Attorney

Aberdeen, UK

Full-time, trainee trade mark position in our Aberdeem Office

A new trainee is required for our Aberdeen team. Becoming a Trade Mark Attorney is explained by the Chartered Institute of Trade Marks (CITMA) here.

As a trainee Trade Mark Attorney you would be responsible for:

  • Deadline management;
  • Carrying out internet and case-law searches
  • Drafting legal arguments for litigation
  • Drafting legal memos for clients and attorneys
  • Filing applications and related documents with a variety of Trade Mark  Offices;
  • Liasing with the UK and European Trade Mark Offices;
  • Preparing and invoicing clients;
  • Client work instructions and internal processes;
  • Communicating with clients and foreign attorneys;
  • Review considerations from outside counsel;
  • Assist with updating;
  • Manage prosecution files and attorney schedules;
  • Preparing client portfolio reports.

All tasks carried out under the supervision of a qualified Trade Mark Attorney.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • dealing with day to day queries to and from our offices in Europe and the USA;
  • Assisting with BD activities (articles, events etc.);
  • diary management;
  • file management.

The above list is not exhaustive.

The positions would suit a recent law graduate with ideally a First or 2:1 degree qualification that covered Intellectual Property (IP) within their course or has some experience of IP and who can demonstrate the following:

  • attention to detail;
  • being organised;
  • the ability to work on their own initiative;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • work to precise deadlines;
  • prioritise, take instruction and work under pressure.

Formal Training

A combination of internal tutorial boasting on the job training and external training as set out on the CITMA website noted above.

Interested? Get in touch!

Interested? Send your CV and cover letter to our careers team

Why Work with Us?

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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.
Ben Grau
Dr Ben Grau, Director, Patents
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.
Terry Devlin, European Patent Attorney

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