clients Stephenson Law

Trade Mark Paralegal



Job Type






Skill Set


Management and Finance

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced Trade Mark Paralegal to support our IP Team in managing the trade mark and design portfolios of its exciting client-base.

The role will be varied and extensive; there Is no division of 'formalities', 'records' and 'secretaries' at Stephenson Law, so it will cover all areas of trade mark and design support, including:

  • Docketing
  • Preparation of applications and forms for filing with the UKIPO
  • Management of assignments and recordals
  • Deadline management
  • Creation of both internal and external reports
  • Invoicing
  • Renewals
  • Portfolio take-overs and reviews
  • Cost estimates
  • Handling client queries

…and everything in between!

Who you are

You will be someone looking for a varied role within a close-knit team, offering autonomy and support in equal measure. You will be excited by the prospect of doing things differently and would love to have the freedom to present and implement ideas that help the department run more effectively or efficiently. You will be comfortable with client interaction and will have an expert attention to detail.

Experience in supporting the management of international trade mark and design portfolios is essential. We are also looking for someone with strong communication, organisation and time management skills.

Given we are a small team, you must be a team player and have a broad range of experience that will allow you to hit the ground running. We are not expecting someone to have handled all areas of the role before; we can provide training where required. We just ask that you are keen to learn, develop and take on all aspects of such a varied position.

You should also have strong IT skills and a keen interest in utilising technology to create efficiencies in processes and workflows. You should also understand and value the need to deliver a top-quality service to clients.

We’re looking for someone who embodies our flockgoals. This requires an individual with excellent interpersonal skills, who’s proactive and open-minded.

It doesn’t matter to us where you come from, what school you went to, who your parents are, who you love, what gender you identify with or which god you worship; all that matters is that you share in our belief that we are all human, we have more in common than differences and we have a shared desire to help each other be the best version of ourselves and support each other to consistently perform to the best of our abilities.

Who we are (the IP team)

Our IP Team has grown from 1 person to 5 within the past 18 months and will hopefully soon be 7! It Is a fast-growing department centred around its innovative subscription model, offering clients certainty and efficiency in an industry steeped in tradition.

The team undertakes a broad variety of IP work including:

  • Availability searches and advice
  • Strategic filing advice and global filing programmes
  • Commercial advice in relation to licensing, ownership structures and internal IP strategy
  • Contentious opposition and cancellation proceedings at the UKIPO
  • Pro-active portfolio management and consultancy

Whilst the team works remotely, we are constantly in touch, have team meetings every week and ensure that everyone feels fully supported and integrated within the business.

The team is made up of two attorneys, two paralegals and will soon be joined by a Subscription Manager. It Is a close-knit team offering the full spectrum of trade mark and design support to some of the UK's most exciting businesses and brands.

The IP team is also in the process of developing its very own brand, due to be launched in a matter of months. This will centre around the team's successful subscription model and will stand out as a challenger in this field.

You would therefore be joining us at a really exciting time.

Who we are (SLHQ)

Stephenson Law is a fast-growing, legal services provider. Founded in 2017, we empower lawyers to challenge the status quo, redefining the world of legal services in the process. We’re a multi-award-winning legal services provider, a home for human lawyers, and the legal partner of businesses who share our desire to flip their industries on their heads.

We’re a close-knit team, driven by our flockgoals, which are designed to create a supportive working environment for our team and an exemplary standard of services to our clients. As a result, we’ve become known for our innovative legal subscriptions and packages, our award-winning tech innovations, and our close relationships with our clients.

Our team (or flock as we like to call them!) are instrumental to our success. At Stephenson Law, you’ll be joining a team of like-minded creative individuals who are passionate about redefining the world of legal services. We hustle hard every day to innovate our industry for the better, and you’ll be encourages to challenge the status quo in favour of new and exciting ideas.

Our team works remotely, meaning that you can work wherever you like in the UK and still be part of the flock. We appreciate that for some, the ability to ‘go to work’ outside of their home, at least some of the time, is really important. That’s why we also provide everyone with a budget to spend on co-working space.

In addition to a competitive salary, we’re really proud to offer a great employee benefits package that rewards hard work and supports health and wellbeing. To find our more about our team, life at SLHQ and our full employee benefits package, visit our Careers Page.

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£20,000-40,000 DOE


You must be able to demonstrate your ability to live and work in the UK.

Possession of the CITMA Paralegal Qualification is desirable but not essential.