Senior Paralegal

Job Profile SummaryBe the primary manager of enforcement leads for bp in relation to trademark infringement globally. Allocation of leads to investigators / external law firms. Robust management of investigators and external resources to ensure compliance and adherence to bp’s code of conduct. Engage with legal’s clients and business leaders; providing management information and portfolio analysis and reporting.Job AdvertLead domestic, foreign and international trademark paralegal activities (i.e., trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance) in support of bp’s intellectual property needs in relation to the acquisition and maintenance of bp’s trademarks rights. To lead a global complex trademark docket, assisting a team of attorneys in resolving routine legal issues with minimal or no supervision. Robust vendor management, cost control and strategic management of vendors in the areas of acquisition, protection and maintenance of bp’s trademark rights.About the job:Lead portfolio reviews with clients to ensure they are closely aligned with strategy. Provide analysis of clients’ portfolios to facilitate decision-making.Responsible for coordination of enforcement leads; prioritising and allocating investigators to leads; robust management of investigators to ensure compliance and adherence to bp’s code of conduct.Lead domestic, international and foreign trademark paralegal activities (i.e., trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance)in support of BP’s intellectual property needs – filing of trademark applications, prosecution of trademark applications, and notarization and legalization procedures with minimal or no supervision.Interact with UK Intellectual Property Office, World Intellectual Property Office and other foreign patent offices with respect to paralegal matters, interact with outside counsel with respect to paralegal issues, instruct foreign law firms as appropriate, and handle all documents / correspondence in accordance with departmental practice; resolving the legal issues with minimal or no supervision; and working in a timely manner to meet deadlines.Prepare and submit legal documents compliant with legal requirements for each jurisdiction and for bp’s IP practice such as powers of attorney and specific authorisations to third parties; intercompany assignments and worldwide assignments; and arrange for the legalisation and notarisation of them in line with country-specific legal guidelines with minimal or no supervision or intervention from the attorney.Manage trademark attorney dockets and maintain the IP databases. From government notifications (national and international) and legal correspondence, accurately gather deadlines and requirements for legal submissions; keep docket current; prepare some initial drafts of response to some office actions for review by the attorney and support the attorneys in the filing of submissions on time.To provide legal expertise and technical recommendations in support of large transactions/ divestments and also in the acquisition of trademarks. Handling complex pre filing issues that arise and verification of attorneys’ instructions.Actively contribute to the drive for simplification and harmonisation of processes and procedures globally.About you:Previous trademark paralegal experiencePrevious experience working in brand protection – particularly trademark enforcement casesDesign Power BI dashboards or similarAbility to network and build key relationshipsExperience working in law firm, or in-house legal team with trademark attorneysRobust management of vendors in particular enforcement investigators and outsourced legal service providersAbility to prioritise workload in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.Planning and organisational skills.Ability to work independently and with strong attention to detailStrong social skills and good communicator with able to lead meetings with clients. Work well in a team, demonstrating flexibility to support others in the team at times of high volume workload to achieve the best results.Knowledge of Excel and ability to provide effective reportingPrevious experience of working with trademark portfolio management tool – WebTMs or similarKnowledge of patents / working as a patent paralegal / administratorPatent portfolio management tool – CPI or similarEntityLegalJob Family GroupLegal GroupRelocation availableNoTravel requiredNoCountryUnited KingdomAbout BPLEGALJoin us and become a trusted advisor delivering legal support to the group focused on material risk, ‎value and growth, protecting ourselves and enabling the realisation of our purpose, strategy, ambition and ‎aims.Together we will achieve this by:‎• providing professional legal advice and counsel to the entities we support• leading and co-ordinating the identification and management of legal risks• developing a highly skilled, progressive and diverse legal team• supporting the entities in the delivery of their accountabilities• living the bp code and being role models of our values and behavioursLegal disclaimerWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.

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