- Title: Legal Assistant II - Trademark Team
- Employer: Smart & Biggar
- Display Date: 2021-11-22
- Location: Toronto, ON
- Preferred application method: Temps plein
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If you are considering a career in law and intellectual property, there is no better place to be than Smart & Biggar. With our remarkable domestic and international clientele—ranging from fast-growing companies in the high-tech industry, to mid-size Canadian companies and hundreds of international Fortune 500 companies—you will find yourself working on some of the most exciting, complex and commercially important IP matters in Canada.
Smart & Biggar is currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant II to join our Trademark Team. In this role you will work on a dynamic team to provide operational support for our Trademark agents and lawyers.
The successful candidate may be required to work a mix of at home and in the office until our offices have fully re-opened.
Preparation and filing of trademark office prosecution, Opposition and Section 45 submissions
Analyze documents received from the trademark office and report to clients
Monitoring and responding to deadlines, extensions and other time sensitive matters
General administrative duties including time entry, preparation of billings and file management
Responding to clients, CIPO and other parties
Attending to e-file correspondence for litigation files, coordinating with Litigation Law Clerks and any other responsibilities that may be assigned as required.
Other duties may be assigned or amended as required.
Qualifications, competencies and experience.
Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma, or a combination of relevant work experience and education
3-5 years of administrative assistant experience in a professional services environment. Previous experience in the area of trademarks or intellectual property is required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal directly with clients and all levels of staff. This role is English essential, but French language skills would be an asset.
Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and proactive
Highly proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new software and technology quickly
Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including:
A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness;
A flexible benefits program;
Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments;
Employee referral program.
Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our Firm and the broader legal profession.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Smart & Biggar
Expiration Date: 2021-12-10