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09 Feb 2022

About us

Forresters IP LLP is a leading full service intellectual property firm with an international client base. We have offices located in Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Munich and Southampton. Since being established in 1884, we have grown from a regional firm into an international practice. Despite our long history we are a young firm with a fresh approach to our clients’ requirements and employee career progression. We are rated as one of the leading intellectual property firms in the UK. Our London presence has just been relocated to new offices in the Gherkin.

We have a strong trade mark team with a proactive approach to portfolio protection and maintenance, with expertise in all areas. We handle all aspects of establishment, use, registration, maintenance and enforcement of trade marks.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a trainee trade mark attorney to join our friendly and thriving trade mark practice in the London or Birmingham office. The successful candidate may be part way through their training and must have 1-2 years of work experience in a trade mark environment. They will train in handling all aspects of trade mark practice. On-the-job training will be given by partners and other fully qualified senior attorneys, as well as through external training courses. The aim is for the candidate to become a fully-qualified trade mark attorney and remain in Forresters thereafter.

The job description is not an exhaustive list of all the tasks and the role might include additional duties associated with running of the trade mark department.

About you

  • You must possess at least a 2:1 degree or above in any subject, which can include technical or scientific degrees. Law degree is not mandatory for this post.
  • You must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, have good organisational and analytical skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You must possess a commitment to quality and attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • You must be a self-motivated individual, with a commitment to study independently to progress towards qualification.
  • You must have 1-2 years of experience working in a trade mark environment.

This is an opportunity to play an important role in a successful department, and career advancement prospects are excellent for the right candidate.

The Package

From starting:

  • Very competitive salary
  • A pleasant, supportive and friendly working environment
  • Smart casual dress code
  • Flexible working – core hours
  • 35 hour week
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mutual pension contribution of up to 5%

After successful completion of probationary period

  • Health Cash plan
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cyclescheme
  • Season Ticket Loan

Forresters is an Equal Opportunities employer and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity in the IP profession, which is why we have signed up to the IP Inclusive Charter.

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter by 14th January 2022.  Please state in the cover letter your salary expectations and if you have the right to work in the UK. Please also tell us if you have a preferred location to work in.

Please strictly no agencies.

  • Job Type: Graduate Jobs
  • Career Sector: Trade Marks
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: London or Birmingham
  • UCAS Points: Unspecified/Not Applicable
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Technical or Scientific
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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