Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property

May 1 2021
Categories Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
Calgary, AB

Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property

Why Norton Rose Fulbright?

You will be part of a talented global team who is a leader in the legal industry. Your work will be challenging and rewarding and you will have the opportunity to maximize your potential. Our Firm has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2018, 2019 and 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

The Team

The Intellectual Property team is highly regarded, innovative and looking to grow. This full-time permanent legal assistant role will provide support to our lawyers in the Intellectual Property Department of our Calgary office. This position will play a key role in handling administrative items and requires a highly organized professional individual with excellent client service skills and the ability to work in a challenging fast-paced environment.

The Role

  • Open and maintain all trademark files
  • Prepare appropriate applications and other registration documents
  • Prepare correspondence to trademark offices
  • Assist with trademark and/or copyright prosecution
  • Prepare trademark reports and spreadsheets for clients
  • Docket diaries, reminders and limitations
  • Prepare status reports to summarize client portfolios
  • Prepare and assemble data for complex costs estimate reports
  • Pay trademark office fees (maintenance fees, renewal fees)
  • Administration duties, bill preparation as required

Skills and Experience Required

  • Completion of a recognized legal assistant program
  • 2+ years of legal assistant experience
  • Basic intellectual property experience would be an asset
  • Strong technical skills with working knowledge of MS Office 2010
  • Strong attention to detail with solid proofreading skills
  • Flexibility, patience and the ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines and manage a high volume desk
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proactive and ability to take initiative when appropriate
  • Positive outlook and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal firm. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities and all of them are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is an important firm value. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. This means that all job applicants, employees and partners will receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

To apply, please visit the Careers page of our website at We thank all candidates for their application, but will be contacting only those whom we select to invite for an interview.

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