IP Administrator / Paralegal

Based in: Delft, The Netherlands

IP Administrator / Paralegal (Trade Marks) - Delft
Job Ref 160622_AD
Location: Abel + Imray’s Delft Office, Whitepark, Netherlands
Function: IP Administrator / Paralegal
Salary: Competitive
Status: Part Time / Full Time

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IP Administrator / Paralegal (Trade Marks) - Delft

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Qualified or near qualified Trade Mark paralegal job. Exciting opportunity to join our new team in Delft, Netherlands.

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience

We recognise the benefit of diversity of thought that comes from welcoming talented people from backgrounds and training regimes different from ours.

We’re looking for people already in the IP profession to provide a proactive, friendly and efficient support service to our attorneys in order to assist in the provision of the best possible professional advisory service to our clients. You will be directly supporting attorneys in serving the needs of their clients and you’ll be joining a patent and trade mark attorney firm that works to protect some of the world’s leading brands and newest innovations.

Having excellent administration skills goes without saying, and you’ll also need to be the kind of person who enjoys a challenge and likes using your initiative. In return, we’ll give you further training and coaching as required, a varied and rewarding working environment, and if you have not participated in BMM / EUIPO paralegal courses, we will support you in taking up those opportunities.

What you’ll be doing

First and foremost you will be supporting us in giving first-rate service to our clients. Providing solutions, not creating problems. Finding a way to make things work and to meet our clients’ expectations, not simply turning the handle. World-class attorney work has to be supported by superb paralegal support – without your help our attorneys cannot provide the efficient friendly and timely service our clients demand.

Your tasks will typically include:

  • Revision of documents and tailoring of standard documents to individual cases;
  • Formalities relating to trade mark procedures, including preparation of forms and documents for filing (including e-filing) at Intellectual Property Offices;
  • Co-ordination of formal procedures relating to the grant of trade marks and/or registered designs;
  • Maintenance of electronic files and producing schedules for clients;
  • Electronic diary management for attorneys and liaison with the firm’s central records department;
  • Preparation of charges/invoices and liaison with accounts department and/or clients on financial matters, including data inputting into clients’ own electronic billing systems;
  • Correspondence with clients and Intellectual Property Offices;
  • Supporting the introduction of new, and the development of existing, systems and processes arising from technological, legal and commercial changes;
  • Developing the skills and knowledge to remain up to date with such internal and external changes so as to improve your own and the firm’s productivity and effectiveness.

Who we’re looking for

A person with a concern for order, accuracy and quality, who is used to working alongside others and who understands the importance of providing exemplary client service.

As well as being someone who thrives as part of a team, you’ll be resourceful enough to work independently when needed. Combined with strong IT skills, your attention to detail will be first-class. You’ll have strong Dutch and English language skills, being able to speak and write fluent Dutch and English.

This role may be part-time (3 or 4 days a week) or full-time, and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

In terms of academic background and experience, we’re ideally looking for someone who has 2-3 years (or more) of experience as an IP administrator or IP paralegal and/or passed or is ready to take either the BMM paralegal course or the EUIPO paralegal course.

More about us - and what we offer

Abel & Imray is a European firm of patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys. Our clients range from established global brands to local start-ups, who need legal advice and support to protect their intellectual property. We help safeguard their ideas and innovations by securing patents, trade marks and design registrations. That sees us work with authorities in Europe, the UK, and around the globe.

Our new office in Delft, The Netherlands opened on 1 November 2021. Focused on providing trade mark and registered design advice and services to clients in The Netherlands, the UK and around the world, our Delft office is staffed by a small team with a growing workload.

You’ll be joining our steadily growing firm at an exciting time. Although based in Delft, you’ll also get to know the people in our bases in London, Bath, and Cardiff as our people work collaboratively across the offices.

Everything we do is centred around providing the highest service and professional standards to our clients and our support team plays a vital role in doing that. We’re also committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusivity within our community, as members of IP Inclusive – a professional intellectual property body.

We are committed to continuing to be a leading training firm of IP professionals, whether attorneys or paralegals. Training, coaching and mentoring are available for all. No matter what stage you are at in your career, there are still opportunities to grow, learn and improve.

Alongside a competitive salary, you’ll have a generous holiday entitlement to play with. Home-working and flexible-working are part and parcel of normal working life for many and our firm recognises the possibilities that modern-day technology and remote working has to offer. This, balanced with plenty of face-to-face time in the office makes for a collegiate, inclusive and collaborative atmosphere. We want you to be part of our team and for a lively office to be part of your regular working routine.

How to apply

If the above sounds like you – and you like the sound of us – please get in touch.

For questions and queries, or to share your speculative CV accomodated by a motivation letter, email us at careers@abelimray.com

If you have any questions about opportunities for joining us, please feel free to contact Ellen Streekstra or Mayke van Wanroij, the two trade mark attorneys in our Delft Office, or James Ford, the partner who takes overall responsibility for our IP paralegal support team, for a confidential chat if you would prefer that as a first step.

Note for recruitment agents:
While we love to hear from you and indeed regularly use your services when we need them, this particular recruitment drive is one for which we do not currently require your assistance. Those agencies who respect this will be the ones we favour in future when we again need your help!

Thank you.