Trademark & Intellectual Property Paralegal

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Tonkon Torp
Portland, Oregon
$70,000 to $117,500/year (DOE)
Feb 22, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
Contract Type
Full-Time, Hybrid, Permanent

Tonkon Torp, a prominent, full-service firm in Portland, Oregon, is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented Trademark & Intellectual Property Paralegal with at least three years of experience to join our busy Intellectual Property Group immediately.  

Ideal candidates should possess excellent organizational and proofreading skills, be able to coordinate with support teams and administrative agencies, and enjoy detailed work in a busy, deadline-driven environment.  Hybrid work may be available after the first 30 days of employment.

Since 1974, Tonkon Torp has been dedicated to providing clients with top-notch counsel and business-minded creative solutions for their legal needs.  Our dynamic workplace includes a diverse array of enthusiastic, team-oriented lawyers, support staff, and administrators.  We are passionate about what we do and how we support the community around us.

Typical duties may include:

  • Provide support to all aspects of trademark and copyright prosecution and maintenance including preparing and filing U.S., state, and International trademark applications, renewals, and other related filings; preparing and filing copyright applications, recording assignments; coordinating trademark applications and maintenance filings foreign counsels.
  • Preparing and filing documents with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for oppositions and cancellations.
  • Docketing maintenance and renewal deadlines for U.S. and foreign trademarks; copyright registrations and dispute proceedings.
  • Preparing legal documents, assignments, reports, and correspondence.
  • Third party investigation and monitoring including monitoring third party domain names and trademarks concerning potential infringement; Internet research including researching and reviewing third party websites.
  • Coordinating the authentication and legalization of documents used in foreign trademark filings or for court/administrative proceedings.
  • Corresponding with clients and foreign counsel regarding deadlines and filing requirements.
  • Proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • At least five years of experience as a trademark and intellectual property paralegal or experience in a similar position.
  • Extensive experience in conducting trademark clearance searches for U.S. and foreign filings.
  • Experience filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, World Intellectual Property Office, U.S. Copyright Office, and foreign agents.
  • Experience with IP Management Systems, managing large dockets and databases. Ability to maintain confidentiality of client matters and other company business information.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills including ability to provide clarity to an often complicated topic and maintain composure in stressful situations. 
  • Knowledge of business law terms.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, solve problems, and take initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook, Adobe Acrobat (or similar), DocuSign, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Excellent typing, grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills.

We offer: 

  • Competitive salary ($70,000 to $117,500/year DOE)
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy and 10 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, EAP, and more
  • Retirement contribution
  • Commuter benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement

Tonkon Torp offers a collegial work environment.  We are committed to creating a diverse work environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  If you possess the required qualifications, please submit your cover letter and resume at  


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