Associate, Intellectual Property Practice

Sayenko Kharenko has always been proud of being the first choice employer for talented individuals, who aspire for excellence and continuous improvement.

If you are a motivated and ambitious person, we encourage you to apply for an open position of: 

Associate, Intellectual Property Practice

Key requirements:

  • Outstanding academic credentials from a top National Law University
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in law firm
  • Practical knowledge of intellectual property and unfair competition laws
  • Experience in IP, relevant litigations, anti-counterfeiting and unfair competition
  • Experience in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating intellectual property agreements
  • Patent attorney license is an advantage
  • Strong analytical, legal writing and research skills
  • Fluency in English

Job duties:

  • Advising clients on wide range of general IP matters, including IP prosecution and IP litigation issues, software development and general contractual matters regarding intellectual property, regulatory matters
  • Assisting in registration of clients’ intellectual property (trademarks, patents) with the Ukrainian IP Office, including preparation of applications, responses to provisional refusals, oppositions, as well as maintaining the existing IP portfolios of the clients
  • Representing clients in the courts of all levels (civil and commercial) or before government agencies including before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, law enforcement authorities, including collection of evidence in order to bring a lawsuit or prepare a defense
  • Participating in M&A transactions as a part of the project team both on the buyer and on the seller sides (conducting IP due diligences, assisting in preparation and negotiation of the transaction documents)
  • Participate in the Firm’s business development activities

Competencies:

  • Ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts and areas of law
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Ability to balance priorities and co-ordinate work effectively in order to meet deadlines and deal with high workloads
  • People management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proactive approach to work, initiative

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and compensation program
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Opportunity for professional and personal development

To apply, please, send your CV with photo at hr@sk.ua!

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