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IP Australia
Woden - ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
31 January 2019
To event remaining 13 days

Job Description


Do you want to be amongst the first to see new developments in brands and marketing? Why not start a career as a Trade Mark Examiner?

A Trade Mark Examiners role is to examine trade mark applications and determine whether applications comply with legislation.

IP Australia is an Australian Government agency with a passion for bright ideas, offering a great work-life balance, flexible working arrangements and rewarding career paths in the intellectual property (IP) industry.

Trade Mark Examiners are responsible for gathering and organising information, identifying relevant issues and applying legislation-based procedures to make timely and accurate decisions.

As an Examiner, you will liaise closely with businesses, lawyers and the general public, working to resolve issues with clients and helping them to protect their intellectual property rights. You will have exceptional time management skills, as well as clear, concise and logical written and oral communication skills. 

Starting as a trainee Examiner, you will be supported by a workplace coach through a competency based training program to build your expertise. After training, you will work independently to produce trade mark examinations with clearly defined performance indicators.

Working in a team of 10-15 people, you will be able to identify work group priorities and achieve team goals. You will also be responsible for managing your own work program to meet individual minimum acceptable performance requirements.


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A degree (in any discipline) will be considered desirable but is not essential. 

This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.   


To apply for this identified position, candidates are to apply through the 'Trade Mark Examiner – Affirmative Measure Indigenous Employment' process via the IP Australia website.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

For more information: 
Barnaby Smith
(02) 6225 6194
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