Montréal, Québec Smart & Biggar 1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, 3300 1 1 November 2018 trademark agent, lawyer permanent, full-time
We are seeking a qualified Trademark Lawyer and registered Trademark Agent to join our Montreal Trademarks practice group. In this role, you will work closely with world-class leaders in IP whose experience and expertise are used to provide clients with sophisticated and practical advice in all areas of trademark practice. As a member of the highly sought-after Smart & Biggar team, you will have the opportunity to provide advice and service to the owners of the world’s most valuable brands. We are confident the right candidate will find many opportunities to learn and grow within our Firm.
The ideal candidate:
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of relevant intellectual property and trademark principles
Exhibits business acumen and a propensity to further develop it
Sees the “big picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly and capably
Maintains integrity, professionalism and high ethical and personal standards
Acts as a strategic advisor by asking questions and diligently approaching clients’ matters to understand their business needs, including to help solve unexpressed needs
Delivers superior client service
Is responsive to client and stakeholder needs and expectations
Has the capability of making complex or abstract ideas or situations clear, simple, and understandable
Confidently structures written and oral communications in a clear, concise and articulate manner, with appropriate language and focusing on key points
Demonstrates willingness to propose and try new, innovative approaches
Brings positive energy to work teams
Perfectly bilingual (French & English)
Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is essential
Legally entitled to practice law in Canada and a member in good standing with the Quebec provincial bar
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent
Minimum 3-5 years’ of trademark prosecution experience
Specialist in trademark prosecution and experience in contentious trademark matters
IP litigation experience is not required but considered an asset
Preference will be given to candidates who have established a strong and well-developed professional network in the Montreal marketplace
Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, close to transit and amenities, Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including:
A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness
Benefits with no waiting period
Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments
If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please submit your resume electronically through our Career Portal.
Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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