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Paralegal

Halifax

In response to continued growth and success of ORBTM, our professional team is growing.  We seek a highly motivated and experienced Paralegal to assist with contract administration, intellectual property and risk assessment matters.

The Role:

The ideal candidate will have experience in contracts administration and management of trademark, copyright and patent clearance, registration, and renewal matters. This role requires a high level of attention to detail, strong client services orientation, and excellent follow up and communication skills. The best candidate likely has training received at a larger law firm or other global business, and is smart, highly organized, efficient, thinks creatively, has a positive work attitude, and is comfortable following directions as well as working independently.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage ORB’s in-house systems for tracking status, deadlines and actions due in contract and intellectual property matters
  • Track and assist with trademark clearance searches
  • Assist outside legal counsel with trademark, copyright and patent filings
  • Monitor intellectual property filings and maintain certificates of registration
  • Review and manage all legal correspondence and drafting, including contracts, leases, terms and conditions, licenses, and non-disclosure agreements and the like
  • Litigation support (court filings, litigation holds, evidence collection and management)
  • Liaise with intellectual property law firms in North America and Asia
  • Preparation and filing of routine corporate documents, maintain corporate records

Required skills and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, paralegal studies or equivalent on-the-job experience and proven expertise
  • 4-8 tears experience as a Paralegal
  • Knowledge of Intellectual Property clearance, filing, and prosecution practices and rules
  • Ability to work with multiple departments with conflicting and demanding deadlines
  • Flexible and able to adapt to last minute direction and changes with demonstrated ability to work in a creative, fast-paced environment

Additional experience helpful:

  • Knowledge of advertising law and privacy law
  • Knowledge of Charter of the French Language in relation to packaging and labels
  • Business French written and spoken
  • Litigation support (court filings, evidence collection and management)
  • Knowledge of WebTMS or similar trademark docketing software
  • Experience in enforcement work, cease and desist letters, social media takedowns, trademark investigations, and UDRP domain name dispute proceedings
  • Promotions and advertising experience, including sweepstakes and contests
  • Preparation and management of S. and Canadian copyright filings
  • Knowledge of Customs recordals and other boarder measures to protect intellectual property rights

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that highlights how your past experience aligns with our environment and requirements to   [email protected]We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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