Monday, December 3, 2012

Minneapolis Firm Seeks Experienced Trademark/IP Associate

Winthrop & Weinstine, an entrepreneurial, full service law firm located in downtown Minneapolis, has an excellent opportunity for an associate attorney in its fast-paced IP-Trademark practice. The client base is robust and diverse, spanning virtually every industry, and ranging from individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.  Qualified candidates will have 4-6 years IP experience, most importantly in the trademark area, but also including copyright, internet, domain name, licensing, trademark prosecution and TTAB work.  In addition, candidates will have advice and counseling experience, excellent verbal and written skills, a strong work ethic, and strong academic credentials.  Winthrop & Weinstine offers competitive salary and benefits and a team approach to providing our clients with top quality service. Send resume to sbaird at

Friday, August 24, 2012

Boutique IP Firm Seeks TM Associate With Litigation and TTAB Experience

Holley & Menker, a boutique intellectual property firm with offices in California and Florida, is seeking a junior to mid-level trademark associate with litigation and TTAB experience. The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials and the ability to assist in litigation, draft and negotiate IP-related agreements, and prosecute trademark applications. Part-time work schedules are possible. Job location in California or Florida preferred but not required. Please send inquiries to John L. Welch (jwelch at to arrange for an introduction.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Highly Experienced IP Attorney Seeks New Position, South Florida Preferred

Highly experienced IP attorney seeks law firm or corporate position. Prefers South Florida location but will consider working remotely or relocating. Extensive experience in national and international forums; protecting and enforcing domestic and international portfolios; domain dispute enforcement and defense. Portable book of business. Send inquiries to John L. Welch to arrange for an introduction.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Experienced IP/Marketing Counsel Seeks New Position, Preferably in South Florida

Former Senior IP/Marketing Counsel at Burger King Corporation, the Dannon Company and Altria (Kraft Foods and Philip Morris companies) seeks law firm or corporate position. Prefer South Florida location but will consider working remotely or relocating for the right opportunity. Known for protecting and enforcing international portfolios for well-known brands, including Burger King, Whopper, Have It Your Way, Oreo, Ritz, Chips Ahoy!, Tang, Jell-O, Dannon and Blockbuster. Successfully reduced in-house IP budgets and managed outside IP and litigation counsel. Proficient in negotiating and drafting a broad spectrum of legal agreements. Professional demeanor with excellent communication skills who builds strategic partnerships with clients that foster loyalty, cooperation and future business. Send inquiries to John L. Welch to arrange for an introduction.

Friday, May 4, 2012

TTABlog Job Posting: Highly Experienced IP Attorney Seeks New Position

An attorney with fifteen years of experience creating, and serving as head of, the intellectual property group for one of the country’s largest companies, spearheading Internet enforcement for a major law firm, and teaching cutting-edge intellectual property in law school, seeks a position with a corporation or law firm. His practice has ranged from bringing in-house a global portfolio of over 10,000 trademarks to negotiating and drafting multimillion dollar intellectual property transactions to assessing new technologies for secondary copyright liability to traveling to China to implement a comprehensive product review process. Many days, he relishes the more routine side of practice, such as performing trademark clearances, handling domain name disputes, clearing music rights, and drafting licenses, nondisclosure agreements, and publicity releases. He is never happier than when training clients, including more than 2,000 employees in one two-year span, cutting through the jargon and entertaining them with the never dull world of intellectual property. On the side, he enjoys writing commentaries that air regionally on NPR. He is open to creative employment arrangements that would allow him to exercise his passion for intellectual property, leverage his business experience, and, if working for a firm, give him a platform to develop his corporate network with innovative approaches based on his in-house experience.

Please send inquiries to John L. Welch (jwelch at to arrange for an introduction.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TTABlog Job Posting: Experienced IP Attorney Seeks Position in Massachusetts/Rhode Island

Mid-level attorney (2006 graduate) with large firm experience seeking a position in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Experience is focused on all aspects of trademark law (clearance/prosecution/enforcement/transactional), with additional experience in copyright counseling/registration and support of patent prosecution/transactions. Representative industries of experience include banking/financial services, food products, computer hardware/software and medical/pharma research.

May be interested in junior-level positions or positions in New York, if the opportunity is a good fit. Licensed in Massachusetts, and eligible for reciprocity in NY in early 2012. Please send inquiries to John Welch (jwelch at to arrange for an introduction.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TTABlog Job Posting: TTAB Seeks Senior Level Attorney Advisor

The TTAB is seeking to fill the position of Senior Level Attorney Advisor (here). "The incumbent is an attorney who is a recognized expert in: trademark law and regulations; TTAB policies and procedures related to all aspects of appeals, oppositions, cancellations and concurrent use proceedings; guidelines for practice before the TTAB; providing staff assistance in policy formulation and translation of policy decisions into revised guidelines in TTAB matters; and drafting and updating training materials for all professionals and technical support staff at the TTAB."

Major Duties:

Some of the major duties of the Senior Level Attorney Advisor (Trademarks) are as follows:

Serve as the Editor of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP), which is the principal guide for TTAB and Trademark Examining Operations personnel and the public on practices and procedures of the Board.

Review TTAB decisions prior to publication and make recommendations to the USPTO Director or the Director's designee, and the Chief Administrative Trademark Judge (Chief ATJ) of the TTAB as to decisions that should be issued as precedents of the Board.

Develop and formulate new TTAB practices and procedures, and ensure dissemenation of the same to USPTO personnel via official notices, training materials and revisions in the TBMP.

Serve as the TTAB policy, practice and procedure expert and consultant to the Chief ATJ and other USPTO officials, conducting research on trademark issues that may become or are involved in TTAB proceedings and identify when there is a need for a statement of new or improved TTAB practice or procedure.

Represent the Chief Administrative Trademark Judge in dealings with attorneys, industry representatives, and trademark law associations in matters or complaints involving TTAB practices and procedures.

Represent TTAB in meetings with bar associations, trade associations, and other national and international trademark law groups on matters relating to recent developments in TTAB rules, regulations and practice.