Associate - Trademark and Brand Management Group (1st to 3rd year)

  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jun 10, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Position:  Full-time associate in the Trademark and Brand Management Group of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. 

Role Summary/Purpose:  Working in one of the nation’s premier trademark and brand management practice groups to counsel brands spanning a wide variety of industries, including famous and new brands for Fortune 100 companies, new and established brands of artists and entertainers, and brands for all manner of marketers and advertisers. 

The attorney will counsel clients on trademark clearance, prepare and prosecute trademark applications, draft and negotiate trademark licenses and co-existence agreements, craft and implement trademark enforcement programs, and participate in all aspects of TTAB proceedings. 

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide thoughtful and timely advice to clients concerning the risks associated with use and registration of trademarks, proper trademark use to enhance the value of their brands, and strategies for trademark enforcement.
  • Conduct, analyze, and provide practical advice with respect to trademark clearance searches.
  • Prepare and prosecute trademark applications, including crafting identification of services and responses to Office Actions.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret trademark agreements.
  • Assist with all aspects of trademark enforcement, including cease and desist letters, online takedown notices, and TTAB proceedings (drafting of pleadings, discovery, and motions and participating in conferences, oral arguments, and settlement negotiations).
  • Research, analyze and apply relevant statutes and case law to clients’ trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement efforts.


  •  1-3 years’ post-law school experience. Strong academic credentials and membership in New York Bar.
  • Ability to manage multiple matters and multiple clients, working with all the partners in the Group, with pragmatism, diligence, collegiality, and excellent judgment.
  • Demonstrated interest in areas relevant to our practice area, such as review and analysis of trademark searches, preparation and prosecution of trademark applications (including drafting responses to Office Actions), and participation in TTAB proceedings.

To Apply: Click on "Apply Now" below.  Please submit a cover letter and resume. 

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