Trademark Special Project Lawyer

Chicago, Illinois
 $135 - $165 / hour  #LI-PC1
Mar 03, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
Contract Type

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.

K&L Gates is seeking an experienced trademark attorney to join its Trademark practice group.  This flexible, part-time position would support one of the most exciting centers of trademark work at the firm, working with clients across the K&L Gates platform.  The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of direct trademark experience that includes i) trademark clearance searching, analyzing and reporting; ii) Office Action responses and other trademark prosecution; iii) trademark maintenance and specimen review; iv) infringement investigations; and v) oppositions/cancellations.  Experience with trademark licensing and related transactional work, including IP due diligence, would be a plus. The team emphasizes collaboration and the candidate will work closely with other team members to support global trademark portfolios of all sizes.  Candidates must be critical thinkers, client-focused, and driven to find solutions.  Exceptional judgment, outstanding attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are essential. This flexible, non-partner track position could be located in any state where K&L Gates has an office.

Base Salary $135 - $165 / hour  #LI-PC1



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents in more than 40 offices. 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 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.

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