Intellectual Property Litigation Associate (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: IP & Trademark Protection & Enforcement, IP Protection
Location: London or Manchester
The Team

The Intellectual Property Practice at Fieldfisher has an unrivalled track record in providing strategic advice at the highest level in all forms of intellectual property (IP). The practice is also highly valued by innovative leaders in the Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Life Sciences and Retail sectors. It is a Tier 1 firm in Legal 500 for Intellectual Property and recognised in many of the leading Directories.

The team advise on all types of (IP) disputes. The department has experience and expertise in working on patents, trademarks, copyright, passing off, domain name, design right and breach of confidence claims.

As an associate within the IP team you will be responsible for managing your own client portfolio across trade mark and patent, copyright and database rights matters whilst assisting on existing caseloads and leading business development activities. Whilst the role is predominantly contentious there are elements of non-contentious IP work. There is also the opportunity to work on IP portfolio matters and trade mark and design contentious registry proceedings before the tribunals and courts.

  • Proactively manage own files and supporting the partner's caseload
  • Managing less experienced associates.
  • Corresponding with clients, counsel, expert witnesses and third parties
  • Managing, coordinating and overseeing the performance of all essential steps in an IP case including:  briefing counsel, disclosure, producing witness statements and expert reports
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity
  • Responsibility and management of an existing caseload
Key Skills & Experience
  • Experienced qualified lawyer with IP trade mark, copyright, database rights litigation experience
  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work methodically essential
  • Exceptional organisational/time management skills
  • Reliable and professional manner
  • High standards of client service and responsiveness

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Fieldfisher was ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 for the third year in a row.  The ranking, based on recommendations from peers, is an endorsement of the firm's client focus and legal expertise.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.