Zone Law- Volunteer Opportunity 2017

**POSITION FILLED** Volunteer work experience opportunity - IP Legal Assistant

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Zone Law is an Intellectual Property and Business law firm with expertise in complex and contentious commercial and intellectual property issues. They specialise in Intellectual Property and Business law, and provide a full range of intellectual property and business law services, including IP searches and audits, registered designs, trade marks and branding, international trade marks, oppositions, invalidity actions, revocations, assignments and licences, IP renewal, trade practices, infringement avoidance, defence advice and IP litigation. Zone Law focuses on using commercial strategy and common sense to achieve pragmatic commercial solutions in line with our client’s objectives. In 2015 and 2016, Zone Law was a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards in the specialist IP category. 
For more on Zone Law, please visit their website here.


Zone Law would like to offer the opportunity to a final year law student to work alongside one of their junior lawyers in the trade marks team. The majority of the applicant’s time will be spent learning about trade marks and the work undertaken by trade mark lawyers including searches, legal proceedings, and IP management. You will be watching and learning one of the lawyers as they undertakes their day to day work. Some of your time would be spent helping with management of trade mark processes including scanning and filing of documents, proof reading letters, and drafting form letters. No previous experience is required but a genuine interest in IP is essential.

The position would last around 4-6 weeks, although there is some degree of flexibility. The experience is to allow the applicant to see a wide range of IP matters and learn about what a typical few weeks is like for a trade mark lawyer. There may be opportunities to attend client interviews.


 Zone Law is located at Level 14, 109-125 Willis Street, Wellington.

To apply

To register your interest, please email your CV and cover letter including the reference number #31 to:

Charlie Wilkinson

VUWLSS President

Applications close Thursday 27 April 2017. VUWLSS will confirm receipt of your CV and also submit eligible candidates to the advertiser. Please do not contact the firm directly.


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