Trademark Paralegal - San Francisco, Palo Alto, or Seattle

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto, California
Up to 140,000 per year + benefits
Feb 05, 2023
Mar 07, 2023
Contract Type
Full-Time, Permanent

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices: 13 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has an excellent opportunity for a full-time career as a Trademark Paralegal. This role can be located in Seattle, Palo Alto, or San Francisco.

Responsibilities for trademark paralegal position will include communicating with clients about trademark clearance and prosecution matters; assisting in gathering client-related information; using commercial trademark databases, web search engines and other tools concerning proposed and existing trademarks; assisting with reviewing client marketing materials; communicating with attorneys throughout the world who represent the firm’s clients in trademark prosecution and adversary proceedings; assisting with filing new trademark applications; managing client trademark prosecution deadlines; maintaining trademark registrations before the USPTO; and supporting the efforts of the firm’s trademark attorneys to plan and implement international registration strategies. Professional communication skills, both verbal and written, are a must.

The ideal candidate will have earned a college bachelor’s degree and have 2+ years’ experience as a trademark paralegal. This person will have experience working with other trademark paralegals, is a quick learner, highly organized, and proficient with the use of electronic databases. Experience with WebTMS and filing with the USPTO is preferred.

The primary location for this job posting is in Palo Alto, but other locations are also listed. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to the selected candidate’s qualifications, years of relevant experience, level of education, professional certifications and licenses, and work location. The anticipated pay range for this position is as follows:

San Francisco and Silicon Valley: $42.91 - $58.05 per hour

Austin, Boston, Boulder, District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and Wilmington: $40.76 - $55.15 per hour

Salt Lake City and all other locations: $36.47 - $49.34 per hour

The compensation for this position may include overtime and a discretionary year-end merit bonus based on performance. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.


The firm requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated and new hires will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to their start date. At the current time, in accordance with CDC guidance, individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). If the CDC or local health authorities for our office locations amend their definition of “fully vaccinated” to include vaccine boosters, the firm will do the same. Individuals who wish to be considered for an accommodation on religious or medical grounds, or as allowed by applicable law, may do so by contacting the firm’s Human Resources department.