Trade Marks Practice Specialist

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Categories: Secretaries

Job title

Trade Marks Practice Specialist

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. Our Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys (PTA) Group is an integral part of Allens leading IP practice and provides the full range of intellectual property services, specialising in registered IP rights. The practice is fully embedded within the broader law firm which provides unparalleled opportunities to expand your horizons and collaborate with other practice groups and teams, with all of the benefits and support of Australia's leading law firm. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

Your role

You'll be a part of our Patent & Trade Marks Attorney (PTA) Support team providing business critical administrative support to our trade marks team. In this role, you will demonstrate a high level of skill across a variety of administrative tasks and demonstrate advanced capability within the Trade Marks Practice Specialisation in either our Melbourne or Sydney office.

As a Trade Marks Practice Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Management and input of data into our case management  database (Inprotech)
  • Supporting the trade mark attorneys with communications to clients and IP Offices
  • Filing new trade mark applications and assisting with prosecution tasks
  • Providing general administrative support to the team

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity however we support flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you. We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home, and the office, is part of our norm.

About you

You will have:

  • Ideally at least three years' experience in a similar role within a law firm or trade marks attorney practice.
  • Specialised knowledge of Australian, New Zealand and global trade marks and design practice.
  • A high level of skill and accuracy for all relevant document production software including Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), DocsCorp and any other document management software utilised by the firm.
  • Strong written communication skills and keen attention to detail, with the ability to draft correspondence, presentations, pitch documents and slide packs quickly and accurately.
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to thrive in an environment of continuous change working with challenging clients or stakeholders.
  • A high degree of initiative, proactivity and problem solving skills, with a willingness to take ownership for the completion of tasks/projects and deliver innovative solutions to improve systems and work practices.
  • Strong influencing skills, with the ability to respectfully manage upwards with stakeholders.
  • A desire to learn, grow, network and mentor others
  • The ability to work well within a team environment.
  • A story to tell - there is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements enrich our firm. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

Your development

In joining Allens, you will become an integral part of a high-performing firm and work with people and leaders who help you become the best you can be. You will gain exceptional training that develops you professionally and personally. You will be challenged, supported and guided as you work on the most complex matters in the market.

Our unique Career Deal allows you to take control of your career and provides a transparent approach to career development. Our international alliance with Linklaters means we are able to support secondments all over the world.

Our perks

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration; salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

How to apply?

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now". If you would like to find out more head to Careers at Allens or for a confidential discussion email Jen Dobbie, Resourcing Adviser at

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