Careers

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Kelly IP is a law firm specializing in all aspects of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, Internet and domain name, and related areas of the law. Our lawyers have represented clients in hundreds of proceedings in U.S. Federal Courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

We are committed to providing the highest-quality legal services by leveraging our collective strengths to address clients’ specific needs. Our environment is intellectually stimulating, highly collaborative, and collegial. We also recognize that most people perform their best when they balance challenging work with family, friends, and individual interests. To that end, Kelly IP maintains a culture that encourages everyone on our team to be their best both professionally and personally.

IP Litigation Associate

Kelly IP is growing and we have an immediate opening for an associate with 2-5 years of litigation  experience, outstanding credentials, and demonstrated interest in the fields of trademark, copyright, and/or Internet and domain name law. This position encompasses litigation before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as pre-litigation opinions and enforcement matters.  Interested candidates should have:

• 2-5 years of litigation experience
• IP experience helpful
• Excellent writing and analytical skills
• Strong academic record
• Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
• DC bar admission or eligibility for admission

Please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and law school transcript to our recruiting committee at careers@kelly-ip.com.

Legal Secretary

We also have a position open for a full-time, experienced legal secretary who will work with Kelly IP’s attorneys and other professionals on a wide range of matters in the field of Intellectual Property law, including trademarks, copyrights, and domain names.

The legal secretary’s responsibilities include: drafting and sending client correspondence; drafting pleadings; maintaining client files; assisting with filings before courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; docketing and billing; assisting with conflicts checking; coordinating conferences and meetings with clients and attorneys; interfacing with clients; and handling a range of day-to-day administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of legal secretary experience, have a positive and team-oriented attitude, a focus on providing top-notch customer service, the ability to prioritize under deadline, keen attention to detail, outstanding proofreading and organizational skills, and proficiency in MS Office, docketing and billing software and procedures.

Receptionist

We are also seeking a full-time receptionist.  The receptionist’s responsibilities include: greeting and welcoming guests as they arrive at the office, answering, screening and forwarding incoming phone calls; receiving, sorting and distributing daily mail/deliveries; preparing outgoing deliveries; ordering office supplies and keeping inventory of stock; updating calendars and scheduling meetings; assisting colleagues with other administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying, scanning; and handling a range of day-to-day administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates will have at least 2 years of receptionist experience, a positive and team-oriented attitude, a focus on providing top-notch customer service, the ability to prioritize under deadline, keen attention to detail, outstanding proofreading and organizational skills, and proficiency in MS Office.

To apply for the legal secretary or receptionist positions, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@kelly-ip.com

Kelly IP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons. The firm does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by law. For more information about Kelly IP, please visit www.kelly-ip.com.