TM Assistant

Here is a brief job description:
The Legal Secretary supports the North American trademark group, comprised of two trademark attorneys and two paralegals in Clorox’s in-house legal function.  You will perform traditional secretarial duties, including maintaining calendars using Outlook, scheduling appointments and meetings, managing records, making travel arrangements, answering phones, photocopying, filing, sorting and delivering mail, preparing expense reports, word processing using Microsoft Word, creating and editing Microsoft Power Point presentations, and drafting letters and other documents.  You also will be responsible for accurately inputting data into CPI, a trademark database platform, managing the trademark docket, periodically filing trademark applications, renewals, requests for extension of time on the United States TM Office website and conducting research projects as requested from time to time. Lastly, you will provide support for TM enforcement and litigation matters.  The position reports to Sr. Corporate Counsel.  
Minimum Requirements:
Years and Type of Experience: 3 + years Administrative support experience in a law firm or corporate environment (preferably a combination of the two) 
An A+ candidate will have experience supporting a Trade Mark Legal team
Skills and Abilities:
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word, SharePoint, and Power Point skills; beginner to intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
Experience with Outlook email and calendaring program 
Familiarity with CPI or other Intellectual property database software
Familiarity with USPTO website         
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
Ability to handle complex assignments using considerable judgment and initiative 
Results and detail orientation
Follow through on projects and commitments with speed and efficiency
Forward-thinking; plan effectively against future needs with a process-minded orientation
Demonstrated ability to achieve results and meet deadlines with minimal direction
Effective time management and ability to multitask
Excellent attention to detail
Internet and other database research skills
 

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