Private Practice
  • Exciting opening for an experienced Trade Mark Paralegal to join our growing Intellectual Property department
  • You'll be responsible for the preparation and filing of all relevant documentation for various trade mark applications
  • You'll have previous Trade Mark experience servicing multi-national trademark portfolios ...
  • ... and will have successfully completed the CITMA Administrator course
  • We support an agile working environment and are happy to discuss flexible working

Bird & Bird

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