Ipsilon is a highly esteemed, full-service international Intellectual Property firm headquartered in France. Founded in 2001, the firm has grown exponentially over the subsequent two decades and now employs over 100 people, across nine offices – France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the United States (New York). During its history, Ipsilon has served the needs of its clients, for whom it has filed more than 40,000 patent applications and 40,000 trademarks, placing the firm in 8th and 9th positions respectively among firms in France.
Ipsilon covers the complete spectrum of filing, prosecution, and litigation services across all areas of IP, across a broad suite of technical disciplines, sectors, and industries. Furthermore, the firm offers its clients IP strategy and advisory services, such as carrying out IP audits, R&D know-how, brand and marketing strategy, IP budgeting, and advising on raising internal IP profile and awareness.
Ipsilon is one of the most successful and fastest-growing IP firms in France and internationally. This senior position will afford the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to take a lead role within the Trademarks and Designs department in Paris, both in terms of the breadth and quality of the work, and actively participating in the growth and expansion of this hugely important area of Ipsilon’s business.
Reporting to the Head of the Trademark Department in Paris, the successful candidate will assume the management and development of an established portfolio of clients.
More specifically, the key responsibilities of the position will include:
- The protection and enforcement of IP rights, in relation to trademarks, designs, and domain names.
- Filing and registration of trademarks, designs, and domain names.
- Filing and handling oppositions.
- Managing contentious matters, from cease and desist letters, revocation and nullity actions through to litigation proceedings, where appropriate.
- Trademark searches and other related work, such as drafting of contracts and agreements.
- Actively developing relationships with existing clients through seeking new opportunities to collaborate, thereby increasing the commercial value of such clients to the firm.
- Similarly, participating in firm activities, namely, business development, marketing, and any other such related initiatives.
The successful candidate is likely to fulfil the following profile:
- Be a ‘Conseil en Propriété Industrielle’ (CPI), or a lawyer able to quickly obtain the qualification.
- Experience in either a reputable private practice firm and/or an international company.
- 10+ years of experience in IP law, more specifically in relation to trademarks and other ‘soft’ IP.
- A law degree and any further IP-related legal qualifications, such as a Masters in IP law.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with complete fluency in oral and written French and English.
- True ‘team player’ who puts the interests of the firm and client before their own.
- Be someone who thrives on autonomy and responsibility and can demonstrate personal credibility and leadership skills.