Date posted: 22/12/2021

Location: Wellington

Work type: Full time (12 month maternity cover)

Role type: Associate

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic solicitor with 2+ years PQE to join the trade mark practice in our Wellington office for a 12 month maternity cover.

You will join a fun and diverse team in a fast-paced environment that manages trade mark matters for local and international clients across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our clients range from industry leaders to emerging innovators. In this role, you will be exposed to some exciting and cutting edge subject matter.

This role encompasses end to end trade mark client portfolio management, including proactively collaborating with clients, providing strategic advice, and managing international trade mark portfolios. You will be able to move from liaising with IPONZ, to devising international filing strategies, all while translating legal jargon into plain English.

You will be conducting and reporting trade mark searches, filing and prosecuting applications in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and beyond, and preparing evidence of use. You will also provide domain name services, recording assignments and much more.

You will have strong communication skills, with the ability to think commercially and critically when providing advice for clients.  You will be surrounded by experienced practitioners within the immediate team and firm. This means a collaborative approach is critical, as is the ability to be flexible.


What’s in it for you?

  • A supportive and experienced team
  • Great salary package
  • Wellness benefit
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible working
  • Social club
  • Fresh fruit delivered daily and weekly morning tea
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Central city location


Who are we?

AJ Park is the IP Firm of choice in New Zealand. We support our clients with intelligent action and are well respected both within the patent profession and the clients we work with.

We offer a rewarding career, community and team spirit and opportunities to develop technically and personally.

Find out more about us here.

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