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UK: IP Paralegal


As part of the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Team that is based in London, having worldwide responsibility for the enhancement and enforcement of Diageo’s IP portfolio consisting of its Trade Mark, Designs, Copyright, Patent and Trade Secret rights and all related rights.

Purpose of Role

Having responsibility for a significant regional and/or global portfolio to deliver high-quality, commercially orientated Intellectual Property legal services to Diageo marketing and innovation functions, including responsibility for counselling and effective administration of the relevant trade mark portfolios.

Key outputs may vary over time, however, typically include:

· Assist in all aspects of trade mark clearance, prosecution, registration conflicts and administration to include, for example:

o Conduct clearance searches in the UK/CTM and analyse results and prepare draft reporting emails to the business;

o File trade mark applications and prosecute through to registration (e.g. deal with examination reports and supporting documentation);

o Prepare draft opposition/revocation/cancellation notices for UK and CTM proceedings, collect and collate evidence to support all opposition proceedings and prepare draft supporting observations; Manage all renewals for your region;

o Manage all data input for your region, liaising with external agents and counsel;

Top accountabilities

1. Maintain Anaqua database of large portfolio of domestic and foreign trade mark applications, registrations and renewals.

2.Have full understanding and responsibility for generating and acting on “due date” reports generated from Anaqua, Diageo’s internal trade mark database.

3. Obtain from the business team product samples, labels and other information to support trade mark usage, applications, renewals, official actions and conflict matters.

4. Draft, review and/or assist with clearance searches, correspondence to and from the UK Patent Office and OHIM as well as foreign counsel and opposition/revocation and cancellation matters.

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