Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Employer
CMS
Location
London, England / England, Sheffield, South Yorkshire / Scotland, Glasgow
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
9 Feb 2022
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Job Details

CMS is looking to grow its Trade Mark team, with opportunities for Trade Mark Attorneys in either London, Sheffield or Glasgow.


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role
CMS has the largest trade mark team in the UK comprising 7 partners and 40 associates, with over 20 years' experience of managing trade mark portfolios based across our offices in London, Sheffield and Glasgow. We are also supported by a growing team in Warsaw.

Our trade mark team offers the breadth and depth of expertise of a boutique firm with the size, coverage and commercial approach that comes from being set within the sixth largest law firm globally. CMS's IP team is ranked Gold by the World Trademark Review.


The team has a track record in high-value brand protection, development and management work. We advise clients across a range of sectors, including consumer products, technology, financial services, media, real estate and retail.


We are looking for a passionate and ambitious qualified Trade Mark Attorney to help us grow our team further. You will manage the trade mark portfolios of high-end clients who regularly push the boundaries of trade mark law, making for an exciting and challenging working environment.

The role could be based in Sheffield, Glasgow or London, and will involve assisting in all aspects of trade mark portfolio management, including disputes and litigation.

Responsibilities include:
- Drafting arguments and submissions
- Advising clients on the registrability of marks
- Reviewing watch notices
- Drafting trade mark specifications
- Dealing with Registry objections
- Undertaking clearance searches
- Liaising with foreign attorneys
- Assisting with various contentious matters including trade mark litigation claims, trade mark opposition and cancellation actions
- Preparation of evidence
- Undertaking legal research


About YouCandidates should be motivated, enthusiastic, interested in developing their knowledge of IP law and trade mark prosecution, and committed to furthering their career as a Trade Mark Attorney. You will ideally have completed the Trade Mark Attorney qualification process and/or have up to 4 PQE (other experience levels will also be considered).


Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.


For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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