Solicitor/Associate - Intellectual Property (London)

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Solicitor/Associate - Intellectual Property (London)

Reference
LA79
Job Type
Full time

JMW have a new opportunity for an experienced Solicitor (c.0-4 PQE) to join the Intellectual Property department in our City of London office.

JMW is regarded as one of the leading intellectual property law practices in the UK, with our substantial sector experience, enabling us to strike the right balance between our clients’ aims and their legal potential. We provide a comprehensive range of IP services and advice, covering disputes, infringement, registration and strategy, commercialisation, and IP training.

If you have in-depth knowledge of contentious and non-contentious IP matters and are looking to join a growing team in a supportive environment, then we would like to hear from you.

This is a full time position. Hybrid working options are available.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • 0-4 years PQE experience at a recognised IP specialist firm or department.
  • An in-depth knowledge of UK and EU trademark law, design right law, patent law, copyright law, and breach of confidence.
  • An in-depth knowledge of all legal principles, theories and court procedures in relation to both soft and hard IP litigation.
  • Experience acting in cases at all levels of courts in England & Wales and at the UKIPO.
  • Non-contentious IP experience, such as advising on and filing trademark and design right applications, and drafting IP assignments/licences, is desired but not mandatory. 
  • The ability to work independently and progress cases with minimal supervision, including undertaking both client and matter management.
  • The ability to work to client objectives and maintain client relationships.
  • Commercial awareness, particularly in relation to running client matters in an efficient and commercially driven manner.
  • The ability to deal with new enquiries, where required, including making first contact with the enquiry, and drafting a quote for approval of a partner.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, including by way of supervising, training and working with junior members of staff, and reporting to a supervising partner.
  • To assist with the team’s professional development, including by delivering know-how sessions to the IP team.

Working for JMW  

As well as a rewarding career, JMW offer staff many other opportunities and benefits, including:

  • A minimum of 25 days' annual leave (increasing with length of service) plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • A one hour early finish, one Friday a month
  • Two days a year to do charitable work
  • The opportunity to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Annual promotions process open to all staff

More information about our benefits and company culture can be found on the careers home page.

Apply

To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@jmw.co.uk, stating the job reference above.