Lead Docketing Specialist

Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection

Job #S20180525B – Denver, Colorado

The Lead Docketing Specialist will support docketing our Trademark Prosecution activities firmwide in a timely and accurate fashion. This position will also be responsible for being the point person for all trademark docketing related issues.

Assist in coordinating the docketing process, which includes the following functions:

  • Monitor and balance workload for all incoming foreign, domestic, and internal docketing mail.
  • Enter and update docket entries daily according to the firm's docketing policies and standards Produce various docket reports.
  • Troubleshoot docket concerns and issues.
  • Monitor client closures and perform docket system clean-up of related entries as appropriate.
  • Provide suggestions to revise policy and procedure where necessary. Create and provide training for new team members and coordinate training for the group where needed.
  • Process mail and docket activities in accordance with firm policy and procedure.
  • Acting as primary contact when Manager is unavailable, training new staff on the firm’s trademark docketing procedures, and reviewing others’ work to ensure accuracy in trademark docketing entries and compliance with firm procedures.
  • Provide ongoing information and technical support to attorneys, legal staff and administrative staff throughout the firm concerning the specific policies and general mechanics relating to the trademark docketing process.

The candidate must be able manage multiple details, prioritize and work well under pressure.  They must possess the ability to function effectively as a team while maintaining accuracy of detail.  They must be skilled at interacting with all levels of firm personnel with professionalism.  The ideal candidate will be able to accurately type 55 wpm and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. A strong command of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation and knowledge of Firm's form and style. As well as a working knowledge of all USPTO and international trademark filings. Proficiencies in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 6 years of trademark docketing or relevant trademark support or database experience, or equivalent. Experience in a law firm preferred.  Experience with docketing software such as Foundation IP. Experience in a leadership role within a large, multi-office law firm.


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