Intellectual Property Trademark Paralegal

Houston, Texas (US)
Up to $85,000 per year + benefits
Jun 11, 2024
Aug 10, 2024
Contract Type

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking an Intellectual Property Trademark Paralegal to join our innovative and evolving Business Litigation team in our Austin office. This position provides paralegal support to attorneys on our intellectual property team and will report to the Director of Administration.   

Key Responsibilities:    

  • Manage large domestic and international trademark portfolios, trademark policing, disputes and enforcement, TTAB proceedings, copyright, social media, (e.g. familiarity with dispute resolution policies, DMCA notice and take down), and domain name dispute procedures, due diligence. 
  • Trademark clearance research. 
  • Draft trademark applications, statements of use, office action responses, renewals and other trademark maintenance documents, power of attorney, etc. 
  • Route documents through state departments and consulates to secure legalization. 
  • Work closely with docketing department to ensure deadlines are calendared and handled. 
  • Correspond with international counsel to maintain trademark applications and registrations. 
  • Correspond directly with clients to report deadlines and report on progress of applications and registrations. 


  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.5 cumulative GPA preferred: paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved school preferred. 
  • 5 or more years of intellectual property experience 
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe. 
  • Strong, concise communication and written skills. 
  • Able to work overtime, including weekends, sometimes as needed, without notice.    

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, discount programs, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.   

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2,300 lawyers and business professionals in 24 locations worldwide.  We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.   

Please apply directly through King and Spalding Careers page or email your resume to 

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.