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Trademark Paralegal

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Are you a self-starter who has a high level of initiative and drive? Are you an organized person who works efficiently and effectively? Do you enjoy working with smart, dynamic, collaborative teams? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.

Orrick currently has an opening for a Trademark Paralegal with 5-8 years of experience. This position could be based in any of our U.S. offices (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV).

As a Trademark Paralegal and under the direct supervision of attorneys, you will support the delivery of quality legal services by performing tasks that require accuracy, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, strong written and interpersonal skills and computer proficiency. 

You will perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to: 

  • Prepare, file, prosecute and monitor all US trademarks and trademark applications worldwide. 
  • You will have extensive correspondence with foreign associates. 
  • You will review and manage watch notices and watch notice subscriptions. 
  • Conduct searches of US Patent and Trademark Office and Saegis searching system software. 
  • You will report to clients regarding deadlines, renewals and maintenance. 
  • Prepare, file and prosecute copyright applications. 
  • Assist with filing and service of TTAB actions, including oppositions, cancellations and appeals. 
  • Prepare and file assignment and security interest recordations. 
  • A strong understanding of docketing procedures and you will be responsible for administering daily docketing clearing, and reviewing trademark mail. 
  • Monitor and track all due dates daily, distribute mail to the responsible attorney for actions, conduct or assist in conducting legal research. 
  • Find relevant cases, law review articles and statutes, and prepare memoranda analyzing research results. 
  • Continuing legal education due to changes to U.S. and foreign trademark procedures. 


  • A bachelor’s degree is required, and a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved training program is preferable but not required. 
  • You will have working knowledge of USPTO and Madrid Protocol and foreign filing requirements; considerable experience in foreign and domestic trademark prosecution and maintenance. 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software, docketing systems and/or other automated control databases, (LEXIS, Westlaw,) and database retrieval systems. 
  • Strong organizational, delegation and leadership skills. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and the experience necessary to understand and summarize case-related documents. 
  • You are able to work effectively within a team environment and to work proactively. 
  • You will have strong time-management skills, work well under pressure in a dynamic environment and oversee multiple tasks concurrently. 

California Requirements: In the California offices, paralegals must meet the qualifications, including compliance with the continuing education requirements, as set forth in the California Business and Professions Code, Section 6450 et seq. 

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.  Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*. 

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off. 

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm. 

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers

No phone calls please. 

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring



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Posted: 2022-06-13 Expires: 2022-07-13

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