Part / Newly Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

Part / Newly Qualified Trade Mark Attorney

London (part remote working)

£subject to qualification/experience



As a result of an increasing portfolio of clients and an exciting range of work, intellectual property law firm AA Thornton wishes to grow its talented team of trade mark attorneys.  We have an opportunity for a part or newly qualified trade mark attorney to develop their career within a highly regarded expert team.  Over time, as experience and/or full qualification is gained, responsibilities will include:

  • Advising on availability, infringement risks, ownership, exploitation and enforcement issues
  • Advising on and obtaining trade mark, design and domain name protection
  • Trade mark portfolio management


The appointment of a new part or newly qualified trade mark attorney is part of our ongoing commitment to training and developing talent. It is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to benefit from working and learning in a friendly and supportive environment and in collaboration with our talented team of attorneys and solicitors across the firm.

Our ideal candidate will have an excellent academic record with a first or upper second honours degree alongside part or full qualification as a trade mark attorney, and with a keen desire for on-going learning.  Experience within the trade mark profession may have been gained in-house or private practice and the key qualities we are seeking from our full or newly qualified trade mark attorney include:

  • Excellent attention to detail as well as strategic skills
  • An ability to express themselves clearly and concisely – both verbally and written
  • The ability to work independently (including remotely) as well as part of a team
  • An appetite for working hard and being an integral part of a highly-qualified team
  • Well organised and reliable with a commitment to excellent client service
  • A commitment to professional and career development
  • An interest in supporting the firm’s business development activities

It is our aim to create the very best solutions for our clients’ needs. In order to deliver a focussed client service, it is important that the individuals we employ are pro-active in contributing ideas, creating solutions and seeing them through. Our team of trade mark attorneys receive a broad range of work, which encompasses a variety of clients from different commercial sectors, providing a challenging and intellectually stimulating career.

At AA Thornton it is our people that make the difference, and therefore we take a person centred approach to ensure that our employees are fully supported and their individual needs are taken into consideration.  To facilitate this, a fully qualified trade mark attorney will supervise all aspects of ongoing training and provide wider support, guidance and a point of contact.  We also work hard to ensure our internal communication,  wellbeing and inclusion strategies are a business priority and underpin our belief that everyone should be able to bring their whole self to work.  We are committed to recruiting the very best talent from a diverse pool, providing training and putting in place appropriate adjustments, to nurture that talent.  We offer flexible working and are working towards a truly agile workforce post pandemic.  It is an exciting time to join the firm.  Visit our website at, to find out what our clients are saying about us and meet our team of attorneys.

Please apply by email with your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role, to Karen Genuardi, Head of People at by the closing date of 26 August 2022.