The Law Department of the United States Postal Service is seeking to fill a Copyright/Trademark Attorney position in the Procurement & Property Law Section. This is a full-time, permanent position in Washington DC. The pay scale & grade for this position is UA 1, with a salary ranging from $86,600 to $167,100 per year.
The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience in intellectual property law – including trademark, copyright, rights of publicity, licensing in the field of trademark and copyright (technology licensing not required) and trade secrets law.
The selected attorney may also be asked to advise on matters relating to trademark prosecution; enforcement of intellectual property rights; patent and other intellectual property litigation; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cases; Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA); domain name disputes; and the rules and regulations of the United States Patent and Trademark Office; and other matters relating to intellectual property.
Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.
- Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
- Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
- Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
- Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
- Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.
- Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
- Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
- Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
- Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
- EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
- SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
- EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant’s resume.
- Experience practicing intellectual property law, to include but not limited to trademark, copyright, rights of publicity, patents, and/or trade secrets.
Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.
Please read the “Qualifications” section above.
The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
Interesting Candidates are asked to apply n-line application process at https://about.usps.com/careers/welcome.htm – You will need to create an applicant profile.