Intellectual Property Legal Associate: Datafin Recruitment


Western Cape
Salary: Market Related
Job Type: Permanent
Sectors: Legal
Posted by Datafin Recruitment on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Reference: 1811214
Employment Equity Position
Apply before Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 9 Days left

Vacancy Details
Employer: Datafin Recruitment

A dynamic investment management company in Cape Town seeks the expertise of a Intellectual Property Legal Associate to provide legal support to the Legal team in respect of the global intellectual property portfolio, including the search of availability, registration, maintenance and protection of trade marks.

Property Legal Associate



* Monitoring correspondence both internally and externally with regards to all intellectual property work.
* Engaging with external legal counsel, including drafting instructions.
* Monitor and manage external legal costs.
* Engaging with relevant parties within the business and advising regarding the status of application, registration and protection of trade marks.
* Carrying out instructions in relation to trade mark disputes/objections during the filing and registration process, as well as in the protection of trademarks, and collating information and evidence in this regard.
* Liaising with IT department regarding the protection of domain names.
* General maintenance of trade marks registered in respective countries.
* This includes maintaining (i) a filing system in respect of trade marks, per country, (ii) an evidence catalogue per country, specifying trademarks registered in each country, (iii) an invoice system, (iv) a diary system for filings of trade mark registrations/renewals.
* General administrative assistance to the Legal Team as and when required.
* Arranging multiparty meetings, managing diaries, arranging dial in details, booking meeting rooms, VC and TP facilities for conference calls and meetings.
* Arranging travel & accommodation.
* Processing basic legal documents, including reviewing and commenting on basic legal documents, including non-disclosure agreements, events agreements, addenda to existing legal agreements, etc.
* Adhering to the Code of Ethics and related policies, including personal account dealing, gifts, inside information, etc.
* Ensuring Compliance forms and declarations are completed and returned on a timely basis.
* Ensuring timely completion of Compliance training.
* Ensuring that you maintain appropriate level of training and threshold competence levels.
* Ensuring you keep up to date on procedures and best practice relevant to your job responsibilities.
* Ensuring regulatory, client and other corporate records are maintained.
* Ensuring that firm and client data and property, including IT data, are properly protected and that advised best practices are followed to maintain confidentiality and security of all data.
* Reporting any possible and actual breaches, errors, or complaints.
* Reporting any possible concerns about conduct or unfair treatment of customers to Compliance.
* Reporting any suspicion that a client, investor, or employee may be involved in money laundering, fraud or other crime.
* Being alert to possible wider Compliance and Operational Risk issues within the general business.
* Ensuring that your team procedures are kept up-to-date.
* Ensuring that all changes in business practice are taken through the appropriate business forums.
* Ensuring that regulatory, client and other corporate reporting deadlines are met.


* Legal Degree Essential
* Minimum of four years relevant legal experience.
* Experience in intellectual property would be an advantage.

System Skills:

* Microsoft Office
* Cloud-based system such as Salesforce, iManage, SharePoint an advantage.


* Must be able to organise and implement effective filing systems.
* Must show confidence to be able to quickly build and maintain effective working relationships, internally and externally.
* Discretion and professionalism.
* Attention to detail.
* Must be organised, energetic and maintain a flexible approach to working both within a team and also on own initiative.
* Proactive and have strong capacity to work proactively.
* Must be able to deliver and work under pressure.
* Proven ability to multi-task and cope with the needs of a fast-moving business.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Apply before Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 9 Days left
Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion.
If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.

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