Trademark Paralegal

Administration and OperationsAll Practice AreasAustin, TX

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP is seeking a self-starting, experienced Trademark Paralegal to join its fast-paced, collegial team handling global trademark portfolios and conducting trademark searches. The Trademark Paralegal will support the Austin office Trademark/IP groups.

Handle US and Foreign Trademark Matters, including:

  • Conduct and review preliminary trademark searches and prepare summaries for attorney review
  • Experience with searching using Saegis preferred
  • Prepare trademark status summary reports and deadline reports
  • Manage attorney dockets and send internal reminders about deadlines
  • Prepare and file extension requests, statements of use, declarations of use and incontestability, renewal applications
  • Prepare responses to non-substantive Office Actions
  • Prepare and record assignments and other transfers in ownership and name changes
  • Prepare and file notices of appeal, requests for extensions to oppose, notices of opposition and cancellations and other documents with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; manage case files
  • Prepare foreign filing cost estimates
  • Compile documentation required for foreign filings
  • Correspond with foreign associates on filing and prosecuting applications and renewing registrations
  • Prepare and/or obtain documents for legalization
  • Assist with recording trademarks with Customs and Border Protection

Handle Domain Name Matters:

  • Assist with registration, maintenance and transfer of domain names

Handle Copyright Matters:

  • Prepare and file copyright applications
  • Prepare requests to record documents with the Copyright Office

Experience Required:

  • 7+ years of Trademark/IP Paralegal experience


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.