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Trademark Paralegal

Posted Apr 19
Full Time
On Site
Shelton, Connecticut

Job Overview

The Trademark Paralegal position, based in Shelton, CT, will report to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and will support the intellectual property function with a primary focus on the trademark portfolio. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with initiative and strong attention to detail who is highly organized and can multi-task competing priorities. This individual must be an ethical and compliance-oriented team player who can work with legal and business partners at all levels across the Hubbell enterprise.

A Day In The Life

  • Assist Hubbell’s intellectual property attorneys with all aspects of trademark clearance, registration, portfolio lifecycle maintenance, collateral review and policing 
  • Assist with preparing US and foreign preliminary trademark screening searches and with coordinating and summarizing outside counsel search reports
  • Assist in coordinating U.S. and foreign outside counsel activities including preparation of (and/or draft) trademark applications, responses, affidavits, renewals, and assignments
  • Communicate with corporate team members to obtain documents, use specimens and information required to facilitate responses to trademark office actions
  • Maintain an internal docket and assist with coordinating Ebilling activity
  • Obtain legalization of documents as needed
  • Prepare and electronically file related documents with the USPTO as needed
  • Conduct initial marketing collateral review
  • Assist in performing portfolio review projects
  • Assist with and coordinate investigations and remediation regarding potentially infringing activities; Assist with anti-counterfeiting projects
  • Support copyright, intellectual property litigation and portfolio diligence paralegal activities as necessary
  • Perform other related duties and ad hoc projects as necessary

What will help you thrive in this role?

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Paralegal certificate preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in handling trademark paralegal matters
  • Prior experience working in a corporate legal team preferred 
  • Prior experience with copyright and patent paralegal tasks preferred
  • Prior experience assisting with copyrights, patents, intellectual property litigation and diligence activities preferred  
  • High degree of proficiency with docketing, Ebilling, Word, Outlook, Teams, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Knowledge of PATTSY docketing software, Corsearch and Legal Tracker Ebilling software preferred 
  • Proficiency with SharePoint and DocuSign preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and a sense of professionalism, demonstrating accountability and integrity
  • Displays commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Exceptional judgment and the ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently, applying initiative and judgment, and as part of a team
  • Prioritizes competing demands appropriately to meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing priorities in a fast-moving environment
  • Willingness and ability to learn new software tools and processes and implement change
  • Connecticut Notary Public or willing to obtain certification

Hubbell Incorporated

Hubbell creates critical infrastructure solutions that power our customers, communities, people and the planet. Our company is strategically aligned around enabling grid modernization and electrification. As more products plug in to an aging grid, Hubbell solutions enable the transition to a more reliable, resilient and efficient energy infrastructure. Founded in 1888 our innovation has made us a leading global manufacturer of high quality electrical and utility solutions enabling customers to operate critical infrastructure reliably and efficiently.

The company operates in two segments. Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications and Hubbell Electrical Solutions (HES) are essential to managing power across a wide range of industries and applications. Our vertical market solutions can be applied to markets including Data Centers, Renewables, Commercial Buildings, Industrial, Telecom and Transportation. Supporting both of our business segments is our corporate and Hubbell Unified Business Solutions teams that provide consistent process, tools technologies across our businesses.

We are committed to operating sustainably and ethically while promoting an inclusive and supportive culture for our people to grow and develop in their careers. Our employees proudly work and serve our communities from our headquarters in Shelton, CT, across the United States and around the globe.

Hubbell Unified Business Solutions 

Hubbell Unified Business Services (HUBS) provides corporate shared services to support all businesses across the enterprise. Functional areas include Engineering, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Legal, IT, Human Resources, Payroll, Environmental Health & Safety, and Compliance. HUBS employees are located around the world.

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.