Hodgson Legal https://hodgsonlegal.com/ Trademark - Music Copyright Law - Entertainment Thu, 02 Jun 2022 17:36:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 59605677 HODGSON LEGAL TRADEMARK PARALEGAL OPENING https://hodgsonlegal.com/uncategorized/hodgson-legal-trademark-paralegal-opening/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hodgson-legal-trademark-paralegal-opening https://hodgsonlegal.com/uncategorized/hodgson-legal-trademark-paralegal-opening/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2022 17:31:39 +0000 https://hodgsonlegal.com/?p=501647 ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL READY
 
TO TAKE OWNERSHIP WITHIN A BURGEONING
 
TRADEMARK REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION
 
PRACTICE?

 

Hodgson Legal, headquartered in southern California, is a boutique trademark copyright entertainment firm with a global reach. We help creative entrepreneurs make Read More

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ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL READY

 

TO TAKE OWNERSHIP WITHIN A BURGEONING

 

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION

 

PRACTICE?

 

Hodgson Legal, headquartered in southern California, is a boutique trademark copyright entertainment firm with a global reach. We help creative entrepreneurs make their mark on the world so they can be seen and heard while building a strong business and legal foundation. Our mission is to grow business value as we guide clients to create, build and protect a business and brand that’s built to last.

Are you a qualified paralegal who has a minimum of 3 years of experience working in trademarks? Our ideal candidate will bring the expertise to run our trademark paralegal projects while we continue to grow this department.

We are looking for a highly organized candidate with the emotional intelligence to enjoy the work AND the team that is driven to serve. Your ability to admit when you have made a mistake while being willing to learn new process and systems are essential in this position. Day-to-day workflow will swing from filing trademarks, coordinating collection of collateral from clients, and documentation preparation as each project requires.

While you will work directly with the principal attorney, you are expected to take ownership of assigned legal work and projects. Your own drive to meet or exceed deadlines, seeing a project through to completion, and excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – are a must for success.

Proficiency in Spanish is a definite plus though not required.

While our preference is for a paralegal residing in the southern California region to allow for in-person collaboration, we will consider a fully remote position that allows you to work from home. We are happy to offer flexibility in setting up your working schedule to support the work with international brands and be mentored by a leading global trademark attorney.

Use your gifts to coordinate the communications and documentation needed for all phases of trademarking including exhibit assembly, updating docketing systems, filing applications through the online portal, drafting Statements of Use, and more.

Our firm is focused on protecting and educating clients on brand protection through many growing initiatives. Your motivation to learn and help implement new systems and processes combined with a desire and commitment to become part of the practice management and client relations will lead to your success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee client intake and onboarding process.
  • Assisting counsel with trademark searches, including both preliminary and comprehensive search analysis;
  • Electronically filing trademark applications, Statements of Use, maintenance, assignments, renewal declarations, and other documents with U.S. Trademark Office;
  • Obtaining information from national trademark databases and other online databases;
  • Facilitate collection of samples of use that meet TM regulations for registration
  • Filing and maintenance of international trademark applications and registrations, including maintenance of files, reviewing correspondence from foreign counsel and drafting responses to same; gathering and providing foreign counsel with information/documentation necessary to prosecute/maintain trademark applications and registrations. Drafting correspondence with foreign agents involving foreign opposition proceedings, and enforcement;
  • Exhibit assembly for TTAB and Federal Court filings
  • Updating docketing system and communicating with counsel to update docket;
  • Oversee development of systems and processes for client service and workflow
  • Assisting counsel to investigate and administer cases of infringement. Gather information on third-party infringers and obtain relevant facts. Assisting with case management of domain dispute UDRP proceedings;
  • Assisting counsel with reviewing materials including press releases and marketing materials for proper trademark use;
  • Assisting counsel with fielding inquiries from clients regarding various trademark/copyright issues; reporting status of trademark matters to clients.
  • Track filing expenses, foreign associate engagements and facilitate special invoicing as requested.
  • Meet with principal attorney to evaluate priority and project progress.
  • Requirements:
  • Trademark work experience – minimum of 3 years
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies – completed
  • Professional experience working within a small business environment
  • Strong experience in process and detail collection
  • Driven by a personal sense to complete and meet deadlines

Prefer, but not required:

  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Resides in the southern California area

This full time position is eligible for salary of $55,000 – $65,000 / year  (dependent upon experience). Additional benefits include paid time off and paid holidays.

When applying for this position please email your resume and cover letter to tm@hodgsonlegal.com. Please include a paragraph about why you are looking for full-time work RIGHT NOW. Candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check after offer of employment. We are only accepting applicants via email. No phone calls, please.

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Trademark Registration for Your Website https://hodgsonlegal.com/news/client-news/trademark-registration-for-your-website/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trademark-registration-for-your-website https://hodgsonlegal.com/news/client-news/trademark-registration-for-your-website/#respond Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:49:27 +0000 https://hodgsonlegal.com/?p=1465 One of the most common ways to establish trademark rights is through Internet sales of goods and services. However, in order to qualify for a federal trademark registration based upon use on a website, you must follow technical requirements.

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One of the most common ways to establish trademark rights is through Internet sales of goods and services. However, in order to qualify for a federal trademark registration based upon use on a website, you must follow technical requirements.  For example, in order for Internet sales to serve as proof of trademark usage at the Trademark Office the mark must be used in an online store where the products are sold.

Trademark attorneys Cheryl Hodgson and Bill Finkelstein discuss this issue.  

Cheryl Hodgson and her team of experts are available to review your site and make certain your use is proper and meets the regulations issued by the Trademark Office.

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Trademark Attorney: How to Trademark Your Name? https://hodgsonlegal.com/news/trademark-attorney-how-to-trademark-your-name/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trademark-attorney-how-to-trademark-your-name https://hodgsonlegal.com/news/trademark-attorney-how-to-trademark-your-name/#respond Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:55:21 +0000 https://hodgsonlegal.com/?p=1452 Trademark Attorney Cheryl Hodgson discusses whether a business using a surname as its brand name can obtain a federal trademark registration.

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Trademark attorney Cheryl Hodgson explains whether a company using the name of the owner as its brand name can obtain a federal trademark registration. Cheryl spoke to winery owners from Paso Robles and discussed this issue. Many wineries have a surname as part of the name of the winery. But then, the issue also applies to any brand owner using a surname as the band name of the business.

 

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Trademark Registration for Related Goods https://hodgsonlegal.com/news/trademark-registration-for-related-goods/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trademark-registration-for-related-goods https://hodgsonlegal.com/news/trademark-registration-for-related-goods/#respond Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:11:02 +0000 https://hodgsonlegal.com/?p=1448 Los Angeles Trademark Attorney Cheryl Hodgson explains trademark registration for related goods. Brand owners can extend their rights to related goods, and also prevent others from registering for related goods.

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Trademark Registration for Related Goods

Los Angeles Trademark Attorney Cheryl Hodgson discusses Trademark Registration for Related Goods.  

The goods and services don’t have to be identical to avoid infringing on someone else’s rights.  Every trademark owner has the right to control use their mark on identical as well as related goods.  Learn a smart strategy to expand the reach of your brand name.

Is there a problem to use the same name for wine and beer?  What about peanut butter and jam?

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