Legal Assistant, Intellectual Properties (Trademarks)

at Bennett Jones LLP (view profile)
Location Edmonton, Canada
Date Posted June 1, 2021
Category Paralegals
Job Type Full-Time

Description

Essential Functions:

  • Preparing and filing of applications and correspondence to trademark and patent offices in Canada, US, and World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), using manual and electronic filing systems
  • Reporting to foreign associates and clients
  • Maintaining limitation diary system
  • Conducting intellectual property searches
  • Accounting for both Firm and foreign agent invoices
  • Administration of time entries and billing
  • Document management duties, including filing
  • Calendar/meeting organization
  • Building a positive rapport with staff, lawyers, and clients
  • Providing administrative assistance as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education from an accredited Legal Assistant program and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years' experience in a legal support position, experience in Intellectual Property Law is an asset
  • Proficient with computers, particularly Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion
  • Highly organized, excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated along with the desire to learn
  • A strong team player; demonstration of a positive work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Apply To:

Human Resources

Bennett Jones Services Limited Partnership

3200 TELUS House, South Tower

10020 100th Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3

E-mail:  hrdeptedm@bennettjones.com

All offers of employment are conditional upon the satisfactory verification of a Canadian criminal record check.  Determination of the factors that constitute satisfactory verification is within the sole discretion of Bennett Jones.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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