HGF Vacancy

Trade Mark Attorney – Manchester


Job ref: TM/Manchester

Job Type: Attorney
Sectors: Trade marks

The Position

This position offers a developed portfolio of client facing work from day one across a diverse mix of trade mark tasks and clients, including pharma, automotive, healthcare, retail, cosmetics and more. In addition to the existing caseload, the role offers the chance to engage in the development of new clients, with the incoming individual fully supported in developing a client portfolio of their own over the longer term.

Main Responsibilities

The role will be a client facing position supporting across the full range of trade mark activities, including but not limited to:

  • Clearance searching and advice to clients regarding new trade marks and designs
  • Advising on trade mark and design filing strategies, chances of successfully securing registrations and likely legal costs
  • Managing trade mark and design applications from filing to grant, both domestically and internationally
  • Advising on the enforcement and maintenance of trade mark and design rights
  • Providing portfolio management advice to clients
  • Developing business with existing clients
  • Working with the wider trade mark team to identify marketing opportunities and targeting new clients
  • Attending and contributing to relevant conferences and client events.
About You
  • Qualified Trade Mark Attorney, ideally with 1 – 4 years of post-qualified experience
  • Confident in working with a level of autonomy without significant oversight
  • An interest in getting involved in business development activity
  • Comfortable working within a team and managing workflow with the Formalities/Paralegal team
  • Ability to express complex technical ideas clearly and concisely
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral
  • Confident and credible client management
  • Ability to develop successful working relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Readiness to take responsibility.
Why move to HGF?
  • HGF takes a transparent and merit-based approach to your career development and you will have the opportunity to shape your long-term progression
  • We’re a firm with a focus on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), with a staff led DEI Focus Group and an DEI Board sponsor
  • As a business we have a dedicated Learning and Development team and a digital learning platform for all staff to use
  • A competitive salary and benefits package along with a flexible working policy
To Apply

HGF is committed to promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all candidates with relevant skills for the role.

If the above sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by submitting your CV in the application box.


Would you like to contribute your professional experience to an expanding law firm? Then we would be pleased to receive your application. Please apply by sending your CV to: [email protected]

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