Our client, a top tier law firm in the heart of Downtown Toronto, iscurrently seeking a bright and talented Intellectual Property assistant to workfor a friendly partner.
The position will assist practises in all areas ofintellectual property, so someone who knows the relevant procedures, statuesand legal terminology is preferred.
The ideal candidate will be familiar withpreparing trademark applications, filing documents and have some litigation experience.
This is a fantastic firm with a beautiful office and vacations honoured. Applytoday to obtain an interview!
Primary Duties Include
Preparation and drafting correspondence for professionalapproval / signature using precedents
Maintaining and updating due date lists, calendars and personalreminders of deadlines and pleadings
Conducting research and pulling cases from library / case catalogue
Preparing trademark applications
Attending to online filing and prosecution of trade mark applications
Ordering trademark searches and file histories
Reviewing pre-bills and supervising the issuance and delivery of bills
Updating database with changes in client contact and address information
Opening and closing files
Maintaining daily contact with clients
Faxing, photocopying, scanning
Other administrative duties as required
Required Experience / Skills / Qualifications
Minimum 4 years of experience working within Intellectual Property;experience with trademark prosecution is a must
Legal assistant diploma plus additional courses an asset
Knowledge of Federal Court and Ontario Civil Procedure rules is required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work well underpressure
Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and client service skills
Confident and dependable, with strong initiative and ability to workboth independently and in a team oriented atmosphere
Strong technical skills (including Microsoft Office)
To apply, please forward yourresume to Sabrina Ungar, Manager Legal Support at sabrina cartelinc.com