About the job
We’re looking for a newly qualified+ Intellectual Property lawyer to join our team, based in London. This is 12-15 month attachment opportunity.
Our team provides comprehensive IP law advice across all parts of the BBC Group relating to trade marks, copyright, patents, know-how, confidential information, television formats and Brand Enforcement matters. We also advise on contractual matters including disputes relating to IP and underlying rights issues. The work of the IP team encompasses both contentious and non contentious advisory work.
Acting as a lawyer within the Intellectual Property team, you’ll work with all parts of the BBC Group and all its services. There will be a particular emphasis on copyright advice and disputes, trade mark and passing off matters, Brand Enforcement and format claims. There will be an opportunity to support on patent matters. You’ll also advise on contractual disputes relating to rights issues.
This role involves a mix of contentious and non-contentious work.
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role, you will be a qualified lawyer with specialist knowledge of UK IP law and some knowledge of European and international IP law and familiar with High Court and County Court procedure.
With a focus on contentious IP matters, you will have some experience of investigating infringements of rights, drafting enforcement letters and advising on remedies for copyright and trade mark infringement and for passing off and issues relating to confidential information.
In addition, you’ll have strong analytical skills and be a good communicator, with experience of building relationships across a range of people and within a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of advising clients directly, in person, on the telephone and in writing are also required.
Knowledge of the structure, objectives and values of the BBC and Broadcasting issues generally is highly desirable. A familiarity with a variety of online public and proprietary legal databases (eg UK Patent Office website, PLC, Lexis Nexis, Saegis etc) and experience of undertaking legal research is essential.
As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from candidates with a diverse background.
We’re particularly interested in hearing from applicants with disabilities (seen and unseen) for this role. If you’re in this category and think our team might be the place for you, do please get in touch if there is any additional support you would find helpful in the recruitment process. We really want all candidates to have the best possible chance to showcase themselves.
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