IP Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Fruit Industry - Stellenbosch

Friday, 20 August, 2021
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747
Stellenbosch  

Provide support to the legal division within IP law (i.e. Intellectual Property, mainly trademark, design and copyrights) and associated branches of law, and to take care of the preparation and follow-up of their files, draft various documents and maintain communication with clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Researching cases and any pertinent legal information needed

• Performing legal research.

• Drafting resolutions, meeting minutes, reports, legal documents, notices, pleadings, motions and letters.

• Helping prepare for IP applications, contract addenda, and filing thereof.

• Assisting the legal team to obtain patents, trademarks and copyrights.

• Coordinate Committee meetings, managing diaries, keep minutes and correspond with stakeholders regarding Committee decisions.

• Analysing and summarising documents

• Database/legal documents storage planning, development, and management

• Organizing, filing, and managing files, documents, and exhibits.

• Work with and support the rest of the Legal team on assignments and projects as assigned by the Line Manager.

• Providing behind-the-scenes support in all legal matters in the department Keeping records up to date.

• Maintaining communication with clients.

Competencies:

• Good IT knowledge – should be competent and able in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Excellent organisational skills are a must,

• Excellent communication skills ,

• Strong research and writing skills is a pre-requisite

• Solid knowledge of legal terminology, civil procedure, statutes, and regulations.

• Ability to multitask and meet various deadlines and attend to multiple clients

Qualifications and Experience Required:

• Paralegal Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree

• A minimum of 3 years experience in in-house counsel/para-legal role

Email CV in WORD format: inadmin@mweb.co.za