A leading international, full-service law firm, working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries.
Within the IP & Media Group, which operates both in the UK and internationally.
The variety of the clients represented across all business sectors means they offer outstanding experience of advising on every area of IP and media law.
The role is temporary on a six month FTC basis (with a chance it could be extended) and the salary will be competitive depending on experience.
The team is looking to hire an associate who will be involved in both contentious and non-contentious matters and the work may include any of the following areas:
Trade mark, domain name and design disputes advising on, drafting and negotiating licences and other agreements relating to trade marks, copyright and designs, including merchandising, sponsorship and franchise agreements
Advising on the management and protection of clients' global trade mark portfolios including advising on filing strategies, and mark clearances, and conducting oppositions to conflicting trade marks and revocation proceedings
Advising on content and publishing matters, including defamation and privacy, copy clearance advice, use in advertising and issues such as web scraping
Advising on copyright and related rights, as well as database rights, in a range of sectors including music, publishing, news, advertising and audio-visual content.
Advising on image rights, endorsement agreements and sponsorship
Advice on advertising compliance and regulatory issues; and
Corporate IP support in the context of M&A and other transactions.
The role involves a high level of client contact and the associate will conduct client meetings independently as well as under supervision.
Candidates must be UK qualified solicitors, NQ-2pqe and preferably from a firm with a leading intellectual property practice.
The following experience/skills are essential:
A demonstrable enthusiasm for 'soft' IP
A high level of client contact and responsibility for client files
Self-motivation coupled with the ability to work closely with other team members
Strong academics and technical ability
Well organised and able to manage workload in face of many competing demands on time
A commercial focus, sound judgement and good business development skills.
Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.