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Legal Assistant – Intellectual Property

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The Legal Assistant in the Intellectual Property team provides administrative support in the completion of trade-mark applications.  The Legal Assistant is responsible for coordinating a variety of administrative procedures to ensure a high standard of quality and customer service.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Preparation of trade-mark applications and related documents including editing and quality assurance of the documents
  • Coordinate deadlines for trade-mark related matters
  • Monitor and assess workload to determine priorities and ensure timely completion
  • Maintain client files
  • Prepare client files for closure and storage
  • Assist with other projects and support other departments as required

Qualifications

  • Office Administration – Legal or Law Clerk diploma from recognized post-secondary institute or suitable combination of education and intellectual property related experience
  • Minimum three years within an intellectual property department
  • Minimum one year experience working with trade-marks
  • Working knowledge of PATTSY software is preferred
  • Good working knowledge of PC desktop tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High accuracy rate
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional presentation
  • Basic office equipment experience
  • Experience preparing and editing correspondence

Skills Required

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize job tasks in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to ensure consistent attention to details
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment 
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive information 
  • A positive, supportive and professional attitude

Interested applicants should forward their resumes to careers@perlaw.ca.