Carters Professional Corporation - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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A well-established, dynamic law firm in Nepean, Ontario is actively looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Full-time Intellectual Property Law Clerk or Legal Assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, highly motivated, and able to perform full legal administrative support for our IP associate.

Day-to-day responsibilities, include:

  • Docketing duties, including receiving, reviewing, diarizing, saving and distributing trademark prosecution, opposition and section 45 correspondence from CIPO.
  • Manage and organize paper files and electronic files in Worldox.
  • Monitor and maintain docket calendar for IP associate.
  • Follow up with IP associate regarding daily deadlines.
  • Prepare client reporting letters.
  • Assist in trademark prosecution matters.
  • Maintain the IP docketing database for all foreign and domestic trademark matters.
  • Provide administrative support to the IP associate.
  • Continue to build and develop the IP practice, and create precedents.
  • Assist with reception duties when needed.


  • Minimum of two years of trademark experience, with an emphasis in docketing of deadlines, and prosecution matters, in a fast paced environment.
  • Legal Assistant, Law Clerk or Paralegal diploma, or relevant combination of education and work experience.
  • Knowledge of trademark prosecution, opposition and section 45 rules, deadlines and procedures.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is necessary. WorldDox and PCLaw abilities are an asset.
  • Excellent analytical, proof-reading, and editing skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-faced and changing work environment.
  • Time management and project management skills with high attention to detail are required.
  • Ability to work independently and well with others as a team.
  • Highly motivated, positive, reliable, punctual, and present for work.

All interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter which expresses salary expectations and how your education/experience matches the competencies required for this role. Click 'Apply Now' below. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • trademark: 2 years (Required)