Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant - Lusaka, Zambia
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Company Type||FMCG/Manufacturing/ Retail|
|Job Role||Intellectual Property & Compliance Assistant|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||Negotiable depending on candidate|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||2|
|Residence Location||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Nationality||Zambian National or Resident|
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.
Knowledge of patents, intellectual property, trademarks registrations and protections.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
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.