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Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP. Job Title
Trademark Specialist

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP.

Job Description
The Trademark Department is responsible for processing all firm US and International Trademark application filings and correspondence. As such, Trademark Specialists must be cross-trained in all areas of Trademark prosecution, both US and International. Additionally, the Trademark Specialist will be responsible for providing Cost Estimate Reports and conducting Trademark Searches.


Work Experience
• Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of Trademark experience in Intellectual Property and/or legal environment.

Knowledge and Expertise
• Required:
o Minimum four-year degree. Related work experience may be used in lieu of formal education.
o Knowledge of and experience with mainstream IP Portfolio Management software such as CPI, Patricia, etc.
o Knowledge of and experience with the Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (TSDR), the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), and other related resources and site experience.
o Knowledge of and experience with general office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.

• Strongly preferred:
o Knowledge of and experience with Elite or other similar billing systems.
o Knowledge of and experience with Global IP Estimator or other similar cost estimate systems.

Other Requirements
• Service-oriented individual with enthusiasm for the challenges of providing complex services in a law firm setting.
• Detailed-oriented individual possessing organizational skills.
• Well-rounded, approachable individual able to effectively communicate with others in a professional setting.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to engage in and provide creative problem solving.
• Ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and clients.
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to fully adhere to firm confidentiality standards.

Areas of Responsibility Projected Duties and Responsibilities
• Fully adhere to firm confidentiality standards to include, but not limited to: attorney – client correspondence and communications.
• Monitor and maintain active correspondence with clients, Foreign Associates and Assignees.
• Manage, maintain and ensure accurate clearing of individual docket(s) of established attorney(s) in relation with Trademark prosecution matters.
• Draft, prepare and proofread written correspondence to clients and/or Foreign Associates to include, but not limited to: reporting letters, response letters and written instructions.
• Draft and prepare Trademark Applications and all other electronic filings for attorney review and undersign.
• Generate cost estimate reports upon attorney and/or other firm personnel request.
• Perform Trademark Searches upon attorney and/or other firm personnel request. • Prepare, review and edit billing invoices.
• Copy, scan and save all communications in the appropriate document management system. Customer Service and Communications
• Maintain positive communication with clients, Foreign Associates, Assignees and/or Contacts via oral and/or written correspondence.
• Monitor and maintain Foreign Associate reciprocity. Orientation, Training and Documentation
• Cross-trained by the Firm Wide IP Trainer and the Trademark Coordinator in all areas of US and International Trademark prosecution process.
• Utilize and provide feedback for documented guidelines, processes and procedures.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Paid time off and paid holidays. Firm wide annual events and business casual environment. Access to nearby metro and free parking offered.

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@BSKB.com.

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Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) is a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in Falls Church, VA. At BSKB, we’re always seeking talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds for our associate and staff positions. Protecting the product of our clients’ minds requires a group of employees committed to excellence and rich in experience and enthusiasm, and we strive to recruit individuals who exemplify these traits. If you are a driven candidate with a thirst for knowledge, a strong work ethic, passion for a challenge, and a desire to work in the exciting and ever-changing areas of patent law, copyright law and trademark law, we hope you’ll take a moment and learn more about what a career at BSKB has to offer. We are committed to hiring experienced staff with diverse backgrounds. We want to create a challenging and exciting work environment for our employees. Teamwork helps us offer our clients the best possible solutions to their complex intellectual property matters, and the diverse perspectives of our intellectual property attorneys and staff help us achieve that success. BSKB is also committed to the continuing education of our IP attorneys and staff, to sharpen their perspectives on the latest issues in intellectual property practice. Intellectual property law and technology are forever changing. BSKB works to remain ahead of those shifts, so that we provide our clients the most effective advice for their industry and their individual situation.

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