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Trademark Docket Specialist

Chicago, IL

Order: 142658
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The Trademark Docket Specialist is responsible for handling the Intellectual Property Docketing, working directly with IP attorneys, foreign filing specialist(s) and administrative assistants to clear dockets, generate reports, and ensure all deadlines are fulfilled. This position will support all aspects of U.S. and foreign, trademarks, copyrights, and domain names in order to accurately identify docketing deadlines


Duties & Responsibilities:

• Responsible for quality control, daily maintenance and operation of the firm's docketing system

• Process both electronic and paper mail

• Review mail and specific relevant docket deadlines and input into docketing system

• Perform other special projects within the department as assigned


Skills & Competencies:

• Exhibit strong substantive knowledge of docketing requirements

• Extensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign trademarks, copyrights, domain names, oppositions

• Strongly analytical, organized, highly-motivated, proactive and detail oriented

• Problem solver and team player with the ability to exercise independence and professional judgment in a fast-paced environment

• Excellent written, verbal, and people skills with the ability to resolve issues

• Accept direction and constructive feedback

• Ability to handle confidential information with diplomacy

• Possess a working technical knowledge to support the firm's docketing system databases

• Ability to maintain a high level of workflow and quality controls in multi-office locations, as well as strict confidentiality of client and firm matters

• Position requires ability to move from the work station several times throughout the day and go to various offices to retrieve documents and meet with attorneys or other staff members and receive instructions



Qualifications & Prior Experience:

• Five years of substantive IP docketing experience at a major law firm or corporation required

• Extensive knowledge of U.S. and foreign trademarks, copyrights, domain names, oppositions, cancellations

• College graduate preferred

• Ability to work overtime