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Stoel Rives LLP is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience to join its growing Technology and Intellectual Property group as a trademark and copyright prosecution associate in Portland, Salt Lake City, or Seattle. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with trademark clearance and prosecution. Experience with copyrights, trademark disputes, product regulation and labeling, or advertising compliance is a plus.
The Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role
If you possess these key skills and have a desire to learn in a dynamic, growing practice environment, we encourage you to apply.
- Trademark searching;
- Substantive office action responses;
- Goods and services identifications;
- Allegations of use and specimens of use;
- Motivation as a self-starter with a commitment to excellence;
- Desire to invest in your professional development and career;
- Desire to develop client relationships
- Attention to detail and the ability to produce high level work product;
- Strong writing skills and academic credentials;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collegial team;
- Membership in the WA State bar (preferred).
Stoel Rives: Part of Our Team
A broader question you may have is “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?” At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that is designed to promote the skills, abilities, and behaviors our lawyers should develop as they gain professional experience and make career progress at the firm. We established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.
How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives, in Addition to Focusing on Your Work
At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes a gender-neutral parental leave policy for primary and secondary caretakers, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ employees’ spouses/partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.
We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the health of our lawyers and well-being of our entire staff is paramount to the continued success of the firm.
What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse and Inclusive Environment
Stoel Rives places a high priority on implementing new approaches to attract and retain lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. Creating and sustaining partnerships with organizations that share this value is a key strategic component in this process. To that end, we have partnered with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to help advance Stoel Rives’ diversity and inclusion goals, including as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms.