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Attorney Advisor
Attorney Advisor (Trademarks)
This is an entry-level position.

As an Attorney Advisor, you will be responsible for the complete ex parte examination of applications for the registration of trademarks to ensure compliance with the Trademark Act of 1946 and related statutes. Issues that may arise during the examination include: likelihood of confusion, ownership, use of the mark in commerce, descriptive or generic uses of the mark, acquired distinctiveness, functionality and/or ornamentation.

You will conduct preliminary review of applications which may pose complex factual and legal questions; analyze the record; evaluate facts; and determine questions of law. You will recommend approval of a mark for publication for opposition or draft the final position of the Agency.

You may meet with counsel in order to resolve issues that arise during examination. You will prepare cases for ex parte appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Position: Attorney Advisor
Organization: United States Patent and Trademark Office
Location: Alexandria,  VA 
United States
Salary: GS-11
Posting Start Date: 10/16/2020
Date Posted: 10/17/2020
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must possess a Law Degree and an active bar membership of any state.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/16/2020
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patent and Trademark Office
550 Elizabeth Lane Elizabeth Townhouse
Alexandria,  VA 22314
United States
Tomiko Starling