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Trademark Agent (Toronto)

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Job Description

Toronto, Ontario
Torys LLP
3000 - 79 Wellington St. West, Toronto, Ontario
trademark agent
permanent, full-time


Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. We focus on maintaining long-term relationships with Canadian and international clients who demand the best advice and service from their outside counsel. We believe that our continuing success over many years has come from adherence to our core values of excellence, client service, collaboration, long-term thinking and utmost professionalism and integrity. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.


Position Overview

 We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.


Skills & Experience


  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
    • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

How To Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager,  Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com. At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.


Kimberly Sheldrake-Head