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This position is in the trademark policy team of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO), Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). The incumbent serves as a technical and legal analyst and advisor on domestic and international trademark law and related matters, including domain name and geographical indications (GIs).
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO in advising the President, through the Secretary of Commerce and Federal agencies, on domestic and international trademark and related matters.
- Providing legal advice and guidance, as well as technical assistance and analysis, on matters involving trademark-related policy, law, and practice, including with respect to international obligations.
- Preparing briefing materials, papers, analyses, and testimony, as needed, for the Under Secretary and other senior USPTO officials and Department of Commerce officials, with respect to trademark related matters on which the USPTO is requested to testify.
- Supporting the United States Trade Representative, Department of State and other U.S. Government agencies in international negotiations and consultations, and assisting with the drafting, reviewing, and implementing trademark-related provisions of bilateral and multilateral treaties and trade agreements.
- Analyzing and recommending appropriate action on proposals for creating or amending agreements for the protection of trademarks, domain names, and geographical indications, and representing, or assists in representing, the United States in international fora to present, explain and advocate approved positions.
- Preparing recommendations on initiatives to advance objectives, identified by the Under Secretary and by the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, in the areas of trademark, domain name, and geographical indications.
- Conducting educational and capacity-building programs on trademark related matters for U.S. stakeholders and foreign-government colleagues.
25% or less - Travel may be required once every two months.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608007100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.