Winston & Strawn LLP.
The Trademark Paralegal position will assist attorneys in the trademark practice including independently manage client domain name portfolios, including transfers, renewals, and DNS updates. The assistant will draft trademark and domain name demand letters for review by attorneys and also draft UDRP complaints for review by attorneys. This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, conducting pre-screening trademark searches, assisting in preparation of U.S. trademark applications, affidavits, and renewal applications. Also, assisting with the prosecution of global trademark portfolios for clients, including handling certain aspects of U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution and maintenance and corresponding with foreign associates. Duties will also include: assisting clients in maintaining and managing trademark files; including updating database for trademarks, copyrights and domain name matters; generate and edit status reports for clients. Communicate with attorneys and clients regarding upcoming deadlines. Execute assignments, changes of name and/or address as necessary. Assist other Trademark Paralegals with due diligence review, including electronically filing Trademark and Copyright Security Agreements and Releases. Oversee, organize, and maintain paper and electronic files relating to domain name and trademark portfolios, including electronically saving email correspondence. Review incoming correspondence, including paper and emails, and take necessary action.
Must be specifically listed on resume in order to be considered for this position.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 2 + years of Trademark experience in a legal environment required
Must have strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational, attention to detail, problem-solving and interpersonal skills including handling large volumes of work and simultaneous projects. Must be willing to work overtime as needed. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and prioritize tasks to meet goals and be a part of a team.
Clearance of firm standard background check required.
We value diversity in our workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled
Job Type: Full-time
Winston & Strawn LLP.
Website : http://www.winston.com/
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. Counted amongst the best 50 law firm's of America, the firm serves a variety of clients, amongst them corporate giants, government agencies and others in practically every sector of modern law, ranging from modern law, from business financing, taxation, and antitrust matters to mergers and acquisitions and litigation. It counts amongst its clients such big names as Sears, Allstate, American Airlines, Bell Atlantic, Monsanto, and Abbott Laboratories. Winston & Strawn has built its reputation on the excellence and eminence of its lawyers, past and present, quite a few of them have attained legendary status in the American legal community. Its history of more than 150 years is a narrative of individuals and events that have helped shape the firm and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build. The firm sticks to its traditional values of client service, professional development, and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while remaining open to the advances in legal systems in the modern world. Winston & Strawn opened its doors in 1853 under the leadership of Harvard grad Fredrick Hampden Winston. He was a Harvard Law School graduate. From 1853 to 1861 Winston was a partner of Norman B. Judd, a prominent Republican who nominated Abraham Lincoln to be the party's 1860 presidential candidate. Winston's second partner was Henry W. Blodgett, who left in 1870 to become a federal judge. In 1865 the firm gained its oldest client, the Union Stock Yard and Transit Company of Chicago and also represented three other railroads, reaping rich rewards serving the booming railroad industry as it consolidated after the Civil War and benefited from improved technology such as steel rails, air brakes, and refrigerated cars. In 1871 following the devastating Chicago fire that led to considerable re-building which in turn led to increased work for the legal profession, it further consolidated its position as a leading law firm. In 1878 Frederick Seymour Winston (F.S. Winston), the son of F.H. Winston, joined the law firm. The city of Chicago made F.S. Winston its assistant corporation counsel in 1881, and the following year he successfully represented the city before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving river access. It was the first case argued by a firm attorney before the Supreme Court. The key figure in the firm's history after the turn of the century was Silas Hardy Strawn, who was born in Ottawa, Illinois, in 1866. After graduating from high school, he studied law in an Ottawa office and in 1889 began practicing. In 1891 he joined the Chicago law firm and became a leading citizen of the city. He served as the firm's managing partner for 40 of the 52 years he worked there. Winston & Strawn had just 122 lawyers in two offices in 1978. By 1987 the firm had more than doubled in size and added new offices. In 1990 Winston & Strawn merged with yet another firm, Bishop, Cook, Purcell & Reynolds, based in Washington, D.C. That merger added over 75 lawyers who specialized in energy, environmental, international trade, legislative, litigation, and municipal solid waste issues. Like several other major law firms, Winston & Strawn suffered from the economic downturn of the early 1990s. Reportedly the firm laid off 44 lawyers between 1991 and 1994. Winston & Strawn added two offices in the 1990s. It opened its Geneva, Switzerland office in 1993, a city with few American law offices. Two years later it started its Paris office. Winston & Strawn in 1998 for the first time employed more than 600 lawyers and 'enjoyed the highest grossing year in our history,' according to the firm's Year in Review 1998. The Chicago mayor proclaimed December 9, 1998 as Winston & Strawn Day.