Salary: Competitive
Location: Oxford
Level: Fee Earner
Hours: 35
Benefits: Competitive

We are currently seeking a qualified Trade Mark Attorney to be based in our Oxford office. Ideally the candidate would have 1-3 years PQE, but we would also consider newly qualified attorneys and those with additional experience. The role would entail close collaboration with the supervising Trade Mark Partner and Trade Mark Assistant working in that office. The team is supported on-site by a group of capable Paralegals. The successful candidate would report to the supervising Trade Mark Partner and would be expected to participate in the training of more junior members of the team. The right candidate could anticipate good promotion prospects, commensurate with their experience and length of service.

TM Attorney work diet

The successful candidate can expect a healthy balance between international and domestic client work; between acting for multinational corporate clients, SMEs and sole traders; and between non-contentious and contentious matters.  Typical responsibilities include:

  • Direct client work
  • Liaising with in-house attorneys, IP managers, marketing managers and CEOs
  • Developing and implementing brand protection strategies
  • Advising clients on securing appropriate IP protection and preparing and filing TM applications
  • Ensuring that TMs and brands are identified and protected
  • Arranging trade mark searches/watches of suitable scope
  • Conducting contentious proceedings and participating in negotiations to settle disputes
  • Taking an active approach in business development opportunities with the support of the Firm’s marketing and business development department

About the Trade Mark Group

Dehns has an outstanding firm-wide team of Trade Mark Attorneys (Partners and Associates) and trainees based across its three largest UK offices (London, Brighton, Oxford) and its Munich office. The Trade Mark Group advises and represents clients in relation to all aspects of trade mark protection in the UK and Europe. In relation to suitable contentious matters, this includes collaboration with the Firm’s active Litigation Group.