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Trademark Agent

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Job Description

montreal, Québec
Reitmans Canada Limited
250 sauve street west
trademark agent
permanent, full-time

Our 92-year history in retail is full of iconic moments and our future promises many more. We are looking for talented, innovative and inspired people who will help propel our business to new heights. If you want a challenging and fulfilling career, and want to build memorable professional experiences … let’s talk.


Who We Are:


Herman and Sarah Reitman opened their first store in 1926. Today Reitmans (Canada) Limited is one of Canada’s leading specialty retailers.  With six beloved brands, Reitmans, RW&CO, Addition Elle, Penningtons, Thyme Maternity and HYBA, we are one of Canada’s favorite retail destination. We are continuously taking fashion and retail to the next level, putting our customer at the forefront of every fashion decision, empowering our teams to have a voice and to make a positive difference in our industry.


The Opportunity


Your experience has brought you to a place where you know that the value of a great Trademark

Agent and legal consultant is more than mere process, paperwork and billable hours-. You are a partner

to the business, a valued and engaged advisor who wants to maintain a healthy work/life balance.


Working from our Montreal head office, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our future. You

are part of a unique Legal team involved in the strategic development, procurement,

maintenance, exploitation, licensing and protection of our intellectual property rights. You will be

counted on to act as a strategic and trusted advisor to internal client divisions and to intimately understand their business needs.


Who you partner with:


  • Reporting to the VP Legal, you will be a key collaborator with our in-house legal counsel and our external IP counsel.


What you will do:


  • Support our internal trademark practice including protection of trademarks domestically and

internationally, opposition proceedings, demand letters and negotiating settlements, providing

support in court actions involving trademark disputes, and conducting due diligence in

commercial IP transactional matters;

  • Receipt and review of trademark information from Legal and directly from

RCL marketing groups;

  • Conducting pre-screen (preliminary) searches in Canada, the U.S. and internationally on CIPO,

USPTO and international trademark databases, as well as Internet searches, to find hits with

proposed trademarks;

  • Providing registrability and availability opinions on proposed trademarks;
  • Preparation, submission and prosecution of applications to the Canadian and U.S. trademark

registration authorities as the trade-mark agent of record;

  • Liaising with Legal, Canadian, U.S. and foreign counsel directly on the prosecution of Canadian,

U.S. and international trademark applications;

  • Maintenance and updating of Reitmans’ global trademarks database including all docketing and

maintenance of due dates for global trademark prosecution and enforcement;

  • Follow-up on rejected trademark applications with Reitmans’ marketing groups;
  • Direct correspondence and response to requests and inquiries from outside counsel for

trademark matters preparing for oppositions or trials;.



Who You Are

  • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent with CIPO (USPTO considered an asset)
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ of trademark prosecution experience
  • Specialist in trademark prosecution and experience in contentious trademark matters
  • Knowledge of copyright law and technology licensing an asset
  • IP litigation experience is not required but considered an asset
  • Knowledge of CIPO and USPTO trademark procedures and rules
  • Experience managing and maintaining IP docketing system and familiarity with docketing


  •  Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  •  Detail-oriented with strong proofreading skills
  •  Highly organized and proactive
  •  Bilingual Written and Spoken


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and company medical insurance plan
  • Competitive vacation plan
  • Great shopping perks in all of our 5 banners as well as within our had office Boutique
  • In-house restaurant, Deck on the roof, exercise classes and much more
  • We advocate a work life balance within a stimulating challenging environment.



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