Trademark Paralegal

Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary
Excellent compensation and benefits package
Posted
Dec 23, 2021
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Ref
173703
Category
Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Ballard Spahr has an immediate need for a highly organized, detail-oriented Trademark Paralegal.  This position can be located in Minneapolis or Philadelphia and offers a work schedule of 2-3 days a week in the office. The selected individual will handle large volumes of work associated with each client. The ideal candidate must be able to prepare, file and prosecute foreign and domestic trademark and copyright documents; record trademark and copyright assignments; conduct legal research using on-line search engines; maintain and review the IP docket; prepare and file domain name applications and renewals; draft correspondence; review Official Gazette; perform factual investigation and summarize information for attorneys and clients; and accurately capture and record time entries on a daily basis.

Solid interpersonal and teamwork skills, along with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; strong written and oral communication skills; strong organization skills; the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks with flexibility while maintaining a positive attitude; and the ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment is required.  Flexibility for overtime a must.

A bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate and previous law firm experience preferred.  A minimum of 2 years of experience in trademark prosecution is required. Must be proficient in Word, Outlook, Access, Anaqua and/or WebTMS and other data entry applications and programs.

Ballard Spahr offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; life insurance, short and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan with a firm contribution and match; and a generous paid time off program. Additional benefits provided are health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a health savings account; firm subsidized emergency child and elder care services; family and medical leave; employee assistance program; and a pre-tax transportation program. 

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

For immediate consideration, please visit our career page https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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