Trademark Paralegal

New York City, New York (US)
The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $100,000.
May 24, 2024
Jun 23, 2024
Contract Type

DEPARTMENT: Trademark and Brand Management

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday,  9:30AM to 5:30PM, Full-Time/Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Trademark Partners


SALARY: The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $100,000.



Founded more than 40 years ago as a boutique law firm servicing the entertainment and arts communities in New York City, Frankfurt Kurnit now provides the highest quality legal services to clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines worldwide. With leading practices in entertainment, advertising, intellectual property, technology, litigation, corporate & finance, estate planning, charitable organizations, professional responsibility and other areas, The National Law Journal named us to its "Midsize Hot List." The Legal 500 describes us as an "exemplary practice [that] well and truly earns its five-star rating." And Chambers USA praises us as “top-notch,” “well-regarded,” and “highly respected.” Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz has offices in Los Angeles and New York City.

The Trademark and Brand Management Group is seeking Trademark Paralegal, with strong working knowledge of U.S. trademark laws. This role will  involve a significant amount of direct client contact and exposure to lawyers and staff in other groups within the firm. The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, and take pride in doing great work. The Trademark group is a very collegial group that treats one another with respect and consideration, at a firm that is consistently ranked by Crain’s as one of New York’s “Best Places to Work.”



  • Coordinating and managing U.S. and foreign trademark filings/portfolios.
  • Preparation of non-substantive Office action responses and related correspondence for attorney review.
  • Communication with foreign counsel and clients.
  • Preparing and filing trademark applications and issuing foreign filing instructions.
  • Managing U.S. and foreign trademark dockets using the CPI docketing database.
  • Assisting attorneys with TTAB filings and docketing TTAB proceedings.
  • Assisting with other non-prosecution trademark projects from time to time.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



  • Proficiency with computerized trademark docket databases, CPI experience preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with trademark filings under the Madrid protocol.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with clients.
  • Exceptional drafting, proof-reading and communication skills.



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Trademark Paralegal in a law firm or corporate setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal certificate is preferred.
  • Experience with the USPTO search and trademark filing systems, and WIPO databases.
  • Experience with procedures and practices regarding application and registration of U.S. and foreign trademarks, with experience in more than one industry preferred.

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz offers eligible employees a comprehensive range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision care, life insurance, disability insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending and retirement plans.

To apply: Direct applicants may apply to this position. Your submission must include a resume, writing sample and a cover letter addressed to  Oris Diaz, Director of Human Resources. If you have any questions about this position, please send an e-mail to


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements. The duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.


Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz is committed to providing a diverse work environment free from harassment and discrimination, in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting the most qualified employees and providing them with equal opportunity for advancement in all aspects of employment. All human resources actions are administered in a manner which will not discriminate against any persons on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, or any other characteristic or trait protected by Federal, State or local law. The Firm prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who request such accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.