Robert Half Legal IP Paralegal in New York, New York

New York, NY – Robert Half is working with a Global Law Firm who is seeking a temporary IP Paralegal to work in their New York City office. Ideal candidates will have 5-7 years of experience working as an IP Patent Prosecution Paralegal, be fluent in Spanish, and available to work overtime. Responsibilities may include: ? Research and compile information pertaining to National and international intellectual property rights and marks; Procedural matters and case law; Unfair competition and copyright infringement actions. ? Compiling search results and summarizing into formats such as charts or spreadsheets for easy access and dissemination to the team. Prepare status summary reports for attorneys and clients. ? Ability to communicate with attorneys and clients verbally and in written Spanish. ? Work with foreign counsel on file renewals and renewal notices. ? International prosecution work; (if possible with Spanish speaking clientele). ? Portfolio work experience with global or major brands. ? Knowledge of international filing practices and procedures. ? Knowledge of IP docket systems and recording of due dates including responses, renewals, oppositions, Section 8 and 15 affidavits, Patent Cooperation Treaty requirements and payments of patent annuities in foreign countries. ? Assisting with due diligence process including searching for patent, trademark and copyright status and ownership/assignment information. ? Tracking down patent file wrappers, trademark oppositions and other publically available IP related documents. ? Familiarity with special IP related trade publications. ? Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Experience. ? Serving as a resource to attorneys with questions regarding IP registration and portfolios. Patent and Trademarks: ? Perform on-line searches of Patent Trademark Office (PTO) records, European Trademark databases (OHIM), industry databases and legal research. ? Conduct searches regarding trademarks. ? Experience with and knowledge of process for filing of applications, statements of use, renewal applications, affidavits of use and assignments as well as responses to PTO actions and oppositions. ? Knowledge of procedures for policing client's patent and trademarks against potential infringements. ? Review all products, advertising and packaging to ensure proper use of client's trademarks. ? Knowledge of procedure for maintaining foreign patent and trademarks, which includes corresponding directly with foreign associates and instructing them to search trademarks and to file applications, renewals, affidavits of use and oppositions. ? Knowledge of legalizations and certifications for filing of foreign patent and trademarks ? Function as a knowledge base for attorneys and other team members to consult regarding practices and procedures for both international and national matters. This position is set to begin as soon as the right candidate is found and is expected to last around 6+ months. It will require 40 hours a week onsite at the Client's location in New York City. For immediate consideration, please email your resume in WORD format to brooke.spelman@roberthalflegal.com.

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Req ID: 04860-9500707842

Functional Role: Account Executive/Staffing Manager

Country: USA

State: NY

City: New York

Postal Code: 10020

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: - Bachelors degree preferred - Bilingual in Spanish - 5-7 years of experience as an IP/Patent Prosecution Paralegal - Experience with Patricia Database and USPTO Database preferred