Feb 4

Job: Trademark Attorney at Alprin Law Offices (DC)

[Steve’s Note:  My good friend and JET alum Scott Alprin (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-95) has his own trademark law practice in DC (including a number of Japanese clients) and is looking to hire another attorney. See below for details. If you apply, please indicate that you learned of the listing via JETwit.]

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PositionTrademark Attorney
Location:  Washington, DC
Type: Full-time


Expanding DC-based trademark practice, established in 2005, seeks experienced trademark attorney well versed in all aspects of trademark prosecution, clearance searches, and TTAB litigation and related negotiation.  The firm works with an array of international law firms, with a concentration of Japanese clients. Knowledge of Japanese culture and/or language would be valued.  The firm is open to telecommuting and flexible work schedules and will consider candidates based outside of the DC area.


  • 4 or more years of experience as a trademark attorney handling U.S. and international trademark matters, including:
  • U.S. trademark availability searches;
  • U.S. and international filings, including applications and maintenance filings;
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings at the TTAB;
  • Trademark assignments and licensing; and
  • Domain name disputes.

Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills are also required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills appropriate for daily dealings with clients, a congenial disposition, and the open mindedness to work in an entrepreneurial environment would be favored.


Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and examples of work to trademarks @ alprinlaw.com.

Examples of work should include the following: 5 to 10 USPTO serial numbers or registration numbers of prosecution matters that were handled by the candidate; one argument against a likelihood of confusion refusal and one argument against a descriptiveness refusal (without attachments) exemplifying the candidate’s writing skills and depth of knowledge.

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