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Wouldn’t you love to bring your pet to the office and work in an environment that feels like family? Well, you can have all that and more in our home office in Phoenix, AZ. It’s part of how a career at PetSmart is the purr-fect fit for some of the best and brightest people. Learn more about our home office here.

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID 2020-1961 Apply Now
About the Team:

The Legal team provides responsive, collaborative, high-quality legal services and sound business solutions to our partners across all areas of PetSmart including business relationships, employment law, associate relations, real estate transactions, and others. They ensure we are operating with integrity and in line with our strategic initiatives.


About the Job:

Paralegal - Intellectual Property

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain trademark docket.
  • Conduct and analyze preliminary and comprehensive trademark searches, and counsel clients regarding trademark availability and risks.
  • Review product packaging for IP issues and product claims
  • Provide support for trademark and copyright applications, including obtaining specimens of use and deposit copies, collecting and preparing evidence, and arranging for legalization of necessary supporting documents.
  • Provide support for maintenance of trademark applications and registrations.
  • Provide support relating to enforcement actions, trademark oppositions, and cancellation proceedings, including review of watch notices.
  • Prepare patent annuity related reports.
  • Provide support to draft trademark-related licenses and other IP-related agreements.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from accredited university.
  • Paralegal certificate from accredited paralegal program.
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience as IP paralegal.
  • Experience with trademark docketing or docket management software, preferably CPI.
  • Experience with U.S. and international trademark databases required, preferably SAEGIS.
  • Experience in clearing trademarks/trade dress, preparing/filing/prosecuting trademark applications, and licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights required.
  • Strong understanding of USPTO trademark application and registration process, statement of use procedures, and renewal requirements.
  • Detailed knowledge of USPTO and WIPO systems (e.g., TSDR, TESS, TTAB, PatFT), and excellent knowledge of U.S. and international trademark laws and procedures, required.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Capacity to work independently, take on a high degree of responsibility, multi-task and manage a challenging workload.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound judgment, high integrity and collaborative team player mentality.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


About the Culture:

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
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What We Do

At our home office, passionate professionals come together to focus on one thing — the love of pets. Whether it's sniffing out new store locations, analyzing business trends, or providing technology solutions, this common bond is what motivates us every day to create the best possible experience for pet parents and their pets.

Our home office is so pet friendly, it even has its own on-site dog park

Associate resource groups enable our diverse communities to come together and shine

From family BBQs to volunteer days, we’re always putting on exciting events

Career progression is supported through training opportunities and individual development plans

Our Opportunities

You don’t have to work in our retail stores to make the world a better place for pets. No matter where your specialties lie, you will be able to develop your skills and provide solutions that will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of pets and in your career.

Life In Phoenix

A city on the rise, Phoenix is the cat’s meow. With tons of attractions, indoor and outdoor activities, dining, nightlife, shopping destinations, and more, it’s easy to see why we love it here.

The average temperature in Phoenix is 72.6 degrees

Phoenix is the 5th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Arizona gets nearly 300 days of sun every year

Phoenix has teams for all four major professional sports

My favorite thing about our corporate office is the ability to find a puppy at any given moment!

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