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Trademark Paralegal at Abbott Laboratories

Trademark Paralegal

Abbott Laboratories Green Oaks, IL Full Time

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our Global Trademark Team has an opportunity for an Intellectual Property Trademark Paralegal.  The Paralegal is a strong individual contributor to the Trademark Group working towards successful resolution of trademark matters, and adding value to our trademark portfolio. The position can be based in Abbott Park, IL, or St. Paul, MN.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Screen, search and clear proposed trademarks.
  • Conduct foreign and domestic trademark clearance searches to determine availability of trademarks, including on-line searching and working with foreign agents
  • Create summary reports and draft clearance opinions on a global basis
  • Instruct filing of trademark applications
  • Manage process and workflow of worldwide trademark filings, prosecution, renewals and conflicts (oppositions, cancellations, infringements, UDRPs and counterfeits)
  • Act as the first line of communication for trademark prosecution, escalating matters to the managing attorney as well as relaying his/her instructions to outside counsel
  • Coordinate the annual renewal activity for trademark registrations worldwide for a specific business unit
  • Managing trademark disputes through coordination with managing attorney, outside counsel and local affiliate
  • Docket management for critical deadline as well as for status updates
  • Review invoices and either approve for payment or reject to vendor with appropriate explanation
  • Assist in trademark budget planning and cost management for specific business unit
  • Assist in the monitoring of outside docketing system for correct docketing of all actions

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree and relevant legal education (Paralegal certificate)- preferred
  • Generally, 2+ years of trademark paralegal experience
  • Familiarity with docketing systems such as WebTMS or IP Manager
  • Familiarity with third party trademark screening tools such as Corsearch or Clarivate

Preferred

  • Ability to handle a portfolio of 5000+ active trademarks
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholdersAbility to handle and prioritize multiple projects and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborates in legal matters in area of responsibilities
  • Attention to detail, sound judgment and solid organizational skills

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.  We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Trademark Paralegal

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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