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Current Job Vacancy at SH&P

Posted: February 2021

Stevens Hewlett & Perkins (SH&P) was established in 1915. We are a medium-sized private practice of patent and trade mark attorneys specialising in intellectual property matters; with an office in the centre of Bristol, we have an enviable client base managed by a group of dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable attorneys.

The position

A vacancy has now arisen for a 4-7 years qualified Trade Mark Attorney to join our team. The successful applicant will form part of our brands group, providing the full range of trade mark services to a variety of UK and overseas-based clients, from individuals to FTSE 100 companies; they will be given early responsibility for a diverse and interesting range of trade mark work and portfolios.

The skills required

The post requires high quality technical skills and proven practical experience in all aspects of UK, European and international trade mark matters – from trade mark clearance to filing programmes, licensing arrangements, due diligence and third party negotiations.

The ability to provide sound, commercially based advice to high profile clients and to deliver the highest standard of client care is essential, whether assisting lay persons or in-house IP professionals. The successful applicant must be able to manage their time and billing efficiently and be highly-organised. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also required, as is the need for accuracy and the ability to write succinctly in a logical and structured way with excellent grammar and punctuation. Good interpersonal skills are also essential for this post.

The environment

The position offers an excellent opportunity to take the right applicant’s career to the next level within a busy and professional team working in a friendly and relaxed environment.  With a modern, high performing document management system in the final stages of implementation, some working from home flexibility should be available after the settling in phase. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and ability of the successful applicant.

This trade mark attorney vacancy may be suited to a person currently based in the South West of England or South Wales within commutable distance or, alternatively, it also provides an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to make a more significant geographical move to an area that provides a high quality of life. Bristol is a thriving and enjoyable place to work and live and is the perfect place to escape the “rat race” while still offering all the amenities of a major UK city, as well as being close to popular holiday destinations such as Devon and Cornwall.

If you think this is the right next step for you, we look forward to hearing from you in confidence. Please send an up-to-date CV with covering letter to Camille Bates at cbates@shandp.com.

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