Cleveland Scott York is a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys, with offices in London, St Albans, Reading and Brussels. The firm provides comprehensive intellectual property services to a wide range of clients, including small and medium enterprises and multi-national corporations. We are a progressive firm with a knowledge-sharing culture and a reputation for excellence in training and professional development. We offer trainees a high level of support and encouragement throughout the qualification process, and we have a good record in helping candidates pass exams.
You can expect a challenging and varied role, where your duties and responsibilities will expand as your knowledge and skills improve. You will gain experience in all aspects of patents, or trade marks, and related disciplines, working closely with a partner or an associate. All trainees are encouraged to contribute from an early stage. As a patent trainee you will be involved in drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications, opposition and opinion work. Trade mark trainees will be involved in filing and prosecuting UK, EUTM and international applications, oppositions and searching.
An excellent academic record, including a good honours degree in science or engineering is a prerequisite for patent attorneys. We are looking for team players with a flexible, proactive and confident approach. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential, as are high levels of accuracy and an eye for detail.
We expect to recruit a trainee patent attorney in an engineering discipline for our St Albans office in late 2017.
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