IP Paralegal - Liège

Region: Liège
Function: Paralegal
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: IP/IT/Media
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2240/19

IP Paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience within an internationally law firm or a multinational company. An excellent knowledge of English and French is required.

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With a century-long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, Schréder pushed back the limits of its business beyond smart lighting. Schréder has been designing lighting solutions - from motorways, tunnels, residential streets and pedestrian areas - to monuments and more.

Our client is looking for a highly motivated IP Paralegal for the Liège office to support the IP team.

You will interact closely with your peers in Research, Development, Design departments and external IP law firms.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support and ensure coordination of filing and registration of patent, trademark, copyright, design, i-depot and software in collaboration with in-house stakeholders and external firms.
  • Support and coordinate preliminary patent, trademark and design screening/FTO searches, as well as full searches and opinions from external firms prior to filing applications.
  • Support and coordinate the review and proper use of intellectual property rights notices in corporate brochures, websites, instructions for use.
  • Handle formal documents, including Powers of Attorney form, Assignments form, inventor declarations, inventor remuneration.
  • Process incoming letters and emails and ensure accuracy of information.
  • Manage maintenance of electronic and paper docketing and management systems, including patent, trademark, copyright, design, software, i-depot, invention disclosure databases, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
  • Coordinate payment of annuities/maintenance fees.
  • Follow up of deadlines, including due dates for responses to office actions, geographic extensions, renewals and oppositions.
  • Process and follow-up of incoming invoices for budget planning and follow-up.
  • Prepare IP status summary reports.
  • Coordinate IP committee meetings to include agenda and minutes of meeting and ensure follow up of actions.

  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in law or a Bachelor’s degree in legal practice and have at least 3 years of work experience in IP law.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under limited supervision, meet deadlines, and be a strong team player.
  • You know how to deal with confidential information.
  • You work accurate and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and legal & IP docketing and management systems.

You want to join a company that values collaboration above hierarchy and faces challenges and uncertainty with resilience and a positive attitude? Apply today!


Contact Inge Mommaerts via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2240/19).

E-mail: career@vialegis.be
Phone: +32 (0) 2 290 23 57
Mobile: +32 (0) 485 60 65 10
Ref: VL/LAW/2240/19
URL: http://www.vialegis.be

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