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Solicitor / Senior Associate - Trade Marks – Melbourne

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Dispute Resolution

About the role

We are seeking a Solicitor and Senior Associate with a strong background in Trade Marks to join our leading Dispute Resolution team. Working closely with Bill Ladas, you will be responsible for varied and challenging legal work in a fast changing landscape.  In this role you will advise and act in matters encompassing all aspects of trade mark law and portfolio management for leading brands including:

  • devising search strategies and drafting clearance advices
  • trade mark prosecution before IP Australia and IPONZ
  • disputes, including filing or defending oppositions and non-use actions, and drafting or responding to letters of demand
  • hearings before IP Australia and appeals
  • drafting related agreements including licences, assignments and coexistence agreements
  • the IP aspects of due diligence reports

KWM's IP practice is ranked gold in the WTR's leading trademark professionals rankings. We undertake work on matters at the cutting edge and help to shape the development of the law.  Working closely together is vital to the success of our team and the firm. We regularly work with specialists from other practice groups and use sophisticated electronic tools to assist us. Our workload is varied and interesting, with a focus on advisory and IPA-facing work.

You will have

  • excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice
  • strong legal technical experience and working knowledge of practice before IP Australia and IPONZ.  More specifically, your experience will include due diligence, and contentious experience (eg. oppositions)
  • passion for the subject matter - it’s your career choice demonstrated through your study in the trade mark subjects of an LLM
  • ability to provide practical and cost-effective prosecution and opposition advice
  • strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a key role in actively developing and driving our relationships with our clients
  • team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks; you will be actively looking for opportunities to grow the practice
  • strong project management skills, proactivity and the ability to prioritise your tasks and effectively manage your time

About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of almost 3000 lawyers in 28 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage.

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow. 

What else we’ll offer

  • Formal and informal flexible working patterns and leave arrangements
  • Holistic wellbeing programs to support mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, gym memberships, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion networks

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Britt Evans, Resourcing Consultant at britt.evans@au.kwm.com.

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.


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