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31 Aug 2016

Vacancy:          Trainee Trade Mark Attorney

Start date:        As soon as possible

Location:          Leeds

Are you a graduate or post-graduate looking for a challenging and rewarding career which will exploit and build on your critical, analytical and communication skills? Do you have a passion for understanding and working with businesses large and small? Are you interested in brands and how they are protected and exploited? If this is you, then read on…

The company

HGF is a leading firm of Intellectual Property Attorneys and Lawyers with offices throughout the United Kingdom and an expanding presence within Europe.  We represent many prestigious ‘blue chip’ clients which include household names based in the UK and abroad. The firm’s reputation is built on the highest quality service provided to our clients and approachable, commercially-minded attorneys and lawyers. Highly talented and motivated attorneys and lawyers are a prerequisite for the success of the firm.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a trainee who will work under the supervision of the Partners and Associates in the firm’s Trade Mark team towards qualification as a Trade Mark Attorney. You will be working to advise clients on the registration, use and exploitation of trade marks to ensure successful protection of the identity and integrity of their brands. The successful candidate will work on a variety of different cases in order to gain a wide range of experience of different types of work and clients. We strive to work intelligently to service our clients, rather than expecting long working hours. In addition to a very competitive starting salary, we also offer an excellent range of benefits.

The role is based in our Leeds office which has recently undergone expansion and the candidate chosen will form a key part of the trade mark department.


The work is challenging. It demands excellent communication skills both in writing and orally, great attention to detail and commercial and cultural awareness. Candidates must have excellent academics and a good 2.1 degree from a top University. We welcome all degree disciplines, for example Law, Economics, English or related degree.  We welcome applications from graduates or post-graduates.

Above all, candidates should have an enthusiasm for developing a career in trade marks and for working in a busy and challenging yet friendly and supportive environment.

How to apply

Send your CV along with a covering letter, outlining why you want to be a Trade Mark Attorney and what you think you could bring to the role.

Closing date for applications is 31 August 2016 (please note that the closing date may be revised depending on the volume of applications we receive so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible).

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Career Sector: Patents
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: Competitive
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