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Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant - Lusaka, Zambia

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Job Details

Job ID: #13338
Job Location Lusaka, Zambia
Company Type FMCG/Manufacturing/ Retail
Job Role Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable depending on candidate

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 2
Residence Location Lusaka, Zambia
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zambian National or Resident
Degree Degree

Job Description

  • Job Status: Closed

Our client, a leading manufacturer, is looking for an Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant to join their team

Perform intellectual property searches and competitor investigations.
Processing and archiving relevant Intellectual Property agreements,
Undertaking intellectual property search and co-ordinate IP applications
Input / capture, collate and maintain IP database as well as tracking and project management of the application renewal process.
Conduct patent clearance investigations.
Work closely with internal teams and legal representation to manage the application process and provide IP defense support and case development.
Develop knowledge of patent and trademark matters pertaining to the group's portfolios.
Develop knowledge of competitor IP as well as monitor competitor applications, journals for threats and possible attempted infringement.
Managed and coordinate defense process in relation to all trademark matters.
Monitor journals for all respective operating markets for registration status, threats and opportunities relating to IP matter.
Review work performed by outside counsel, tracking projects and process related payments.
Draft Trademark applications and action responses.
Draft contracts relating to both IP as well as commercial matters.
Provide support for Group Head of Marketing in relation to IP litigation and case development.
Processing, management and renewal of regulatory body subscriptions.
Provide administrative support to Group Marketing Manager.

Key Skills
Knowledge of patents, intellectual property, trademarks registrations and protections.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.

  • Job Role: Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant
  • Industry: Legal
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on candidate

Required Skills

2 Years of Experience
Grade 12 School Certificate or GCE equivalent.
Degree in Law (LLB) from a reputable University or member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
At least two (2) years practical experience in a similar role.
Preferable that candidates have passed ZIALE.

Additional Requirements

Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant

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