Trademark Lawyer and Agent – Intellectual Property

Reference # TLA_-_11-16-18
Open Date November 16, 2018
Close Date December 14, 2018
Location Toronto

BLG is a leading national law firm, with a significant and well-established Intellectual Property (IP) group and practice. IP is one of BLG’s core practice areas, and our clients enjoy the benefits of specialized IP services provided on an integrated full service platform. Many of our IP lawyers and trademark and patent agents are consistently ranked as leading practitioners in international publications, and our national IP group offers expertise in the protection, enforcement, and commercialization of IP. BLG boasts a diverse client base, spanning all industry sectors, and domestic and international companies owning some of the world’s leading brands.

This position offers the opportunity for a full practice that will focus on the clearance and protection of trademarks domestically and internationally, opposition and cancellation proceedings, sending demand letters and negotiating settlements, providing litigation support in court actions involving trademark disputes, licensing, and conducting due diligence and providing strategic advice in commercial IP transactional matters. The Toronto IP group has a very busy practice, and so we are looking for a candidate who can hit the ground running and work with minimal supervision. The ideal candidate will be a consummate team player, with strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, who appreciates the importance of providing business-focused legal advice to clients. The candidate must be licensed as a Trademark Agent in Canada, and be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.

The successful candidate will enjoy a great deal of autonomy to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone seeking an opportunity to develop beyond their current skill level.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references by December 14, 2018, in confidence to:

Danielle Laflamme
Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes. BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition. Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

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