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IP Solicitor / Trade Mark Attorney

Reference: 21508


Belfast, County Antrim



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Date Posted

22 November, 2023

Company overview:

Our client is a leading global law firm, investing in their people and embracing new ways of thinking.  They are committed to leading the change in the legal industry, and they are now looking for an IP Solicitor / Trade Mark Attorney to be a part of their dynamic team in Belfast.


About the Role:

As an IP Solicitor / Trade Mark Attorney at this prestigious firm, you’ll be at the forefront of their full-service, cross-border intellectual property practice. This is a rare opportunity to work with some of the world’s best-known brands on cutting-edge IP issues, supporting brand owners in developing, protecting, and exploiting their assets.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Carrying out availability searches and advising on trade mark and design availability for use and registration.
  • Providing advice for trade mark and design filing strategies.
  • Filing and prosecuting trade mark and design applications through to registration and liaising with local agents regarding national applications worldwide.
  • Advising clients on and dealing with registry objections and brand conflicts.
  • Preparing and filing opposition, cancellation, and revocation actions.
  • Handling inter-party disputes before trade mark registries and supervising overseas disputes handled by foreign associates as well as negotiating and drafting settlements agreements.
  • Supervising worldwide trade mark watching programs.
  • Supervising diligence activities and advisory matters relating to brands’ aspects of corporate transactions.
  • Assisting with practice management and business development.
  • Supervising and training staff.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • A Qualified Solicitor or Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with 1+ years PQE in trade mark and design matters..
  • A motivated individual with the desire and ability to continuously develop professional and share knowledge.
  • Someone organised that can, at times, juggle changing deadlines and a busy workload.
  • An excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills.
  • Someone with strong business acumen.
  • A collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast-paced, intellectually rigorous environment.

Why consider this role?:

Joining an employer such as this firm, your career will constantly evolve, you’ll receive extensive professional and personal development opportunities and be able to avail of well-strucutred, tried and tested training, mentoring, and practical support. You’ll enjoy a collaborative work environment and a range of benefits that support your well-being and career growth.

How to Apply:

Ready for a new challenge?  Keen to enhance your career? Contact a member of the Abacus Careers legal recruitment team for further details and to discuss interest / suitability.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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