Smart & Biggar Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Oct 05, 2018Full time
We are seeking a qualified Trademark Lawyer and registered Trademark Agent to join our Montreal Trademarks practice group. In this role, you will work closely with world-class leaders in IP whose experience and expertise are used to provide clients with sophisticated and practical advice in all areas of trademark practice. As a member of the highly sought-after Smart & Biggar team, you will have the opportunity to provide advice and service to the owners of the world’s most valuable brands. We are confident the right candidate will find many opportunities to learn and grow within our Firm. The ideal candidate: • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of relevant intellectual property and trademark principles • Exhibits business acumen and a propensity to further develop it • Sees the “big picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly and capably • Maintains integrity, professionalism and high ethical and personal standards • Acts as a strategic advisor by asking questions and diligently approaching clients’ matters to understand their business needs, including to help solve unexpressed needs • Delivers superior client service • Is responsive to client and stakeholder needs and expectations • Has the capability of making complex or abstract ideas or situations clear, simple, and understandable • Confidently structures written and oral communications in a clear, concise and articulate manner, with appropriate language and focusing on key points • Demonstrates willingness to propose and try new, innovative approaches • Brings positive energy to work teams • Perfectly bilingual (French & English) Qualifications & Experience: • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is essential • Legally entitled to practice law in Canada and a member in good standing with the Quebec provincial bar • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent • Minimum 3-5 years’ of trademark prosecution experience • Specialist in trademark prosecution and experience in contentious trademark matters • IP litigation experience is not required but considered an asset • Preference will be given to candidates who have established a strong and well-developed professional network in the Montreal marketplace Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, close to transit and amenities, Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including: • A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness • Benefits with no waiting period • Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Smart & Biggar is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s 2018 Top Small and Medium Employers. Find out why! We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.