We are seeking Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys to join our expanding intellectual property team which is headed up by James Love. James has a successful career spanning more than 30 years, with wide-ranging international experience, He is a regular speaker at international conferences and his committee roles include 10 years sitting on the prestigious Law Society Intellectual Property Law Committee which promotes and lobbies for improvements in intellectual property law nationally and internationally, on the Law Society International Committee and on the advisory panel of the Leeds City Region China Business Club.
The busy team, centred in Leeds, supports offices in 7 locations across the country and works closely with colleagues in 19 offices across the USA (where we have over 150 IP specialists). By joining our Global Top 100 law firm, you will work within an experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and supportive group which has built up a strong reputation, particularly in internationally focussed work and in sectors such as retail, fashion, energy and a growing involvement in life sciences.
The roles on offer are all-encompassing, with aspects beyond your average Attorney role. Crave variety? With the opportunity to be involved in UK and EUIPO matters, international trade mark and design portfolio management, trade mark registry disputes, corporate due diligence, the drafting of licences and commercial agreements, domain name disputes, and infringement actions, you can make monotony a thing of the past. Our high profile and varied client base also makes for an impressive workload.
Ideally, the successful candidates will be based from our Leeds office (although as a firm we now have a hybrid working policy in place), and multiple positions are available between newly qualified and 7 years' post qualification experience.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBTQ+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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