Qualified Trade Mark Attorney – Temporary Contract – London

Qualified Trade Mark Attorney – Temporary Contract London (with flexibility and remote working) £ subject to qualification/experience


AA Thornton is a leading Intellectual Property firm with headquarters in London.  Our team of committed and passionate individuals includes patents, trade mark attorneys and litigation solicitors, who work with clients across a huge range of technologies and commercial fields.  We firmly believe that it is our people that make the difference and this sets us apart from others.

We are seeking a qualified trade mark attorney to provide maternity cover, and to work as part of our talented and friendly trade mark team on an exciting range of work.

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

Our ideal candidate will be able to work autonomously across a range of work, and will therefore have a minimum of five years’ PQE, an excellent academic record and 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 a 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 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 environment in which to develop and learn.

At AA Thornton, as we firmly believe that it is our people that make the difference, 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 senior trade mark attorney will supervise all aspects training/on-boarding 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, and for this maternity cover we would be happy to discuss flexibility on contractual hours and remote working.  It is an exciting time to join the firm.  Visit our website at www.aathornton.com, 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 recruitment@aathornton.com.