Step up to a Partner role or move across at a similar level from a competing firm. A client following is not required but a love of training, mentoring and business development is essential. The department itself is highly regarded and has a fantastic range of clients across a wide range of sectors which would suit all tastes.
Ideal candidates will be interested in particular in staff development, helping the firm ensure that their people fulfil their potential. Naturally there will be considerable autonomy, and progression towards the top of equity over time.
Partner roles of this nature arise all too rarely and we appreciate that moving firms as a Partner can be particularly daunting. Both us and our client are keen to make a potential transition as smooth as possible, and would be happy to arrange informal early meeting so you can ensure that this is the right opportunity for you.
Join a small but highly successful trade mark team in Bristol, and collaborate closely with colleagues at all levels – including all Partners and support staff. The team has far reaching experience across an interesting mix of industries, including insurance, entertainment and leisure, high end fashion and accessories, luxury goods, and medical devices.
You will be responsible for providing an all-encompassing service to your clients from the initial advisory stages, searches and filing, through to more contentious matters including oppositions and cancellation actions, domain name disputes and the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements. The client base offers a challenging blend of local start-ups, sole entities, academic institutions and multi-national companies, requiring regular travel to the EUIPO as well as local representation in the UK.
The firm is very commercially aware, with members of the team using their past in-house experience to offer tailored business savvy and pragmatic advice to their clients. The size of the practice will give you a vast amount of freedom and the opportunity to build your own practice from day one. This is a great opportunity for an attorney who is ready to take the next step in their trade mark career with a high degree of independence, but with the support and encouragement of a very well regarded and experienced firm. Ideal candidates will have recently qualified, however those with 3 years' experience up to those with 3 years' PQE will also be considered.
We are representing a medium sized practice with an opportunity for a patent attorney with a background in chemistry. The role would suit someone who would rather work across a variety of subject areas and not be focused on one area alone. The firm will encourage fast development of a well-rounded commercial and legal abilities with the goal of allowing these to help a successful attorney progress through the firm very quickly. The Partners are deliberately recruiting into a demographic gap which means that whilst there are attorneys who will be both further and less far in their career than the person joining the practice in this role, there will be no internal competition impeding progression. The aims of everyone will be aligned such that earning potential achieved by rapid promotion is highly likely.
Key selling points of the role include:
The ideal candidate will be a patent attorney at finalist level due to qualify in 2017 or 2018; however candidates from two years' experience in total (who have passed foundation level/certificate in IP) to two years' post qualified experience will also be highly regarded.
For those not yet qualified, there is significant training support including both in-house and (fully funded) external tutorials.
UK qualified IP lawyer required for a specialist IP firm. Candidates from newly qualified solicitors up to circa 2 years’ post qualified experience will be ideal. The practice is very broad and likely to include patent and trade mark litigation, as well as some non contentious Intellectual Property matters. Typical clients could range from large engineering and technology companies, pharmaceuticals and biochemistry. The practice is a small tight knit group with considerable expertise, including a mix of barristers, solicitors and patent attorneys with a great deal of international and UK experience. They are a great group of people to learn from and develop your skills, and you will be given a great deal of autonomy from day one. The firm encourages a healthy work life balance and is market competitive on remuneration.
Ideal candidates will have experience of dispute resolution, and some IP law experience is essential. An academic background in a scientific discipline will be highly regarded but is certainly not essential.