This is a fast-paced, varied role where each day brings fresh challenges and exciting opportunities. It’s also the first step in a career with a forward-thinking firm that will constantly look at how you can help shape our future – and how we can further yours.
We recruit the very best people and invest heavily in their training and development to produce exceptional trade mark and patent professionals. In order to qualify you’ll need to complete a minimum of two years’ work as a trainee under the supervision of a qualified registered trade mark attorney. You’ll also need to study part-time for the Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice with Queen Mary, University of London and undertake a practice course with Nottingham Law School.
Your training with us will not be just about passing the professional exams. We will help you develop into an attorney who not only is an expert in the law, but also is able to deliver commercially relevant and focussed advice in a way that is personable and easy to understand. We’d also like you to help us win new business. Successfully playing a part in driving our business forward will be rewarded with rapid career progression.
Who we’re looking for
Being a trade mark attorney demands a blend of specialist legal knowledge, excellent communication and analytical skills and commercial acumen, so you’ll be a high-calibre graduate with a curious streak and a keen interest in the commercial world.
- You will hold or be aiming for a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree, or the equivalent, preferably in Law, English (Language or Literature) or modern languages.
- Being a confident communicator is essential, both orally and in writing, because you’ll be corresponding with everyone from a registry official to the CEO of an international corporation. We encourage our trainees to become involved in client interaction from an early stage.
- You will have an eye for detail, an aptitude for problem solving and be solution-focused.
More about us
Put simply, we safeguard brands and ideas. Specialising in trade marks, patents and registered designs, we counsel clients in intellectual property protection – from brand new start-ups to renowned multinationals. That sees us dealing with IP offices in the UK, Europe and beyond.
We pride ourselves on understanding our clients and being able to meet their needs, and do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. Our tailored approach has allowed us to build up many valued long lasting client relationships since our firm was founded in 1871.
Ours is a firm with a prestigious history, but with one eye always on the future. From longstanding attorneys to brand new trainees, everyone who works here has a part to play in defining that future – and that will include you.
Our workplace is one where respect, equality, diversity and inclusivity are promoted and are part of our everyday goals and behaviour. There is a welcoming culture where we recognise that the different backgrounds, views, skills and experience of our people means they bring a unique perspective to work issues. We also work hard to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity within the wider legal community we’re part of, as members of IP Inclusive.