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    Summary

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking a technical expert to join the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks and serve as a Trademark Legal and Examination Policy Specialist. 

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy. The incumbent is an attorney who serves as the recognized expert in trademark law and regulations. He/she provides staff assistance in policy formulation and translation of policy decisions into revised rules and notices for all professionals and technical support staff in organizations under the Commissioner for Trademarks. The incumbent serves as a senior trademark legal and examination policy advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy. The incumbent is required to have expertise in trademark law, as well as having a thorough working knowledge of the U.S. trademark registration system, so as to be able to recommend the best course of action in response to (1) decisions by the Federal courts and the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, (2) novel issues arising in pending trademark applications, and (3) new or revised domestic legislation which may implement international agreements and treaties. In addition, the incumbent oversees the development and implementation of training and quality improvement programs for Trademark Operation staff.

    This position may include some supervisory and related managerial duties.  These duties should occupy less than 25 percent of the incumbent's time.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is required for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556017800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.