Job title: Legal Assistant, Trademarks

Company: Smart & Biggar

Job description: –What We Do.Smart & Biggar has been at the forefront of intellectual property (IP) and technology law for over 100 years. We practice in every area of IP on behalf of an exceptional international clientele, and we are consistently ranked as Canada’s leading IP firm. We are committed to hiring people with different backgrounds and experience, who represent the best talent in their field.We are part of the IPH Group. IPH Limited is the holding company for intellectual property (“IP”) and associated companies offering a wide range of IP services and products. IPH companies employ a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of over 1,200 people in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand. IPH companies service a diverse client base of Fortune Global 500 companies, multinationals, public sector research organizations, SMEs, and professional services firms worldwide.We are passionate about what we do and what we can achieve. The IPH Group is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect across companies to enable us all to feel valued and be the best we can be.The Opportunity.We are currently looking for a Legal Assistant to join our national Trademark team. In this role, you will be part of our administrative team providing operational support to our trademark agents and lawyers.Responsibilities.

  • Prepare and file trademark correspondence and related documents with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
  • Track and ensure compliance with statutory and internal deadlines.
  • Perform general administrative duties including creation of outgoing correspondence, time entry, preparation of invoices/billings and record management (in a paperless environment).
  • Prepare correspondence to clients, foreign associates, CIPO, and other parties as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned or amended as required

Qualifications, competencies and experience.

Victim Services Worker
  • Legal or General Administrative Assistant Diploma
  • 2+ years’ experience, previous experience with Trademarks would be considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to deal directly with clients and all levels of staff
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized and proactive
  • Highly proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new software and technology quickly

#LI-HYBRIDSmart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including:

  • A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness;
  • A flexible benefits program;
  • Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments;
  • Employee referral program.

Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our Firm and the broader legal profession.We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Location: Montreal, QC

Job date: Sun, 23 Jun 2024 22:49:16 GMT