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    This vacacny has been amended to extend the closing date.

    Full time telework may be available in local and remote locations, if employees are eligible and approved.

    This position is responsible for reviewing petitions to the Director of the USPTO under Rule 2.146, developing legal issues in such petitions and supporting decisions with legal arguments and appropriate statutory and regulation citation; making timely and proper decisions on letters of protest submitted to the USPTO in trademark applications; and providing information and guidance on the law and procedure regarding the federal registration process, registration maintenance requirements, and the petition process to both internal and external customers. In addition, attorney advisors render assistance to the Commissioner for Trademarks, Deputy Commissioners, and Administrators and complete special projects in conjunction therewith.

    The individuals selected for these positions will:

    • Draft and issue final agency decisions in petitions to the Director of the USPTO on a wide range of issues which can directly impact office policy development, including the review of refusals by Post Registration and Madrid Processing Unit Trademark Specialists.
    • Issue decisions on letters of protest involving the assessment of evidence to support potential grounds for refusal of registration in particular cases.
    • Provide customer service assistance with particularly complex issues involving USPTO trademark application, post registration, assignment, petitions to revive, reinstatements of applications and registrations and international filing issues.
    • Render legal advice and services to agency officials with respect to questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling within the purview of the Office.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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