Associate - Pretoria

Duties and responsibilities:

Prepare correspondence to clients and opponents
Analyse documentation and instructions and prepare legal advice and opinions.
Prepare marketing material, including articles for publication
Attend to research and due diligence investigations
Analyze and prepare search reports throughout Africa
Report on official actions
Prepare Invoices
Filing of Trademark applications throughout Africa
Dealing with classification inquiries
Requirements

Skills and knowledge:
Computer literate in Microsoft Word
Fully conversant in English
Good communication skills fluently in English, both written and verbal
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work independently and under supervision, use initiative and be able to work on several matters at a time
Ability to work accurately with attention to detail
Willingness to learn
Problem solving & decision making
Ability to attract clients and build relationships

Qualification and experience:
Legal qualification (Admitted Trademark Attorney)
Completed SAIIPL exams (Group 1 and 2)
Trademark Prosecution experience essential
Experience of working in an IP firm (Intellectual Property) will be highly advantageous

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