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Job Title IP Mid Level Associate (Belgian master's degree in law
Role Associate / Lawyer
Expertise Intellectual Property
Job Location Brussels

Innovation and creativity are powerful. They help forge business empires, cure disease, inspire enduring creative work – and much more. Most critically, they generate IP, which our lawyers protect with their own innovative thinking and creative solutions.

With a clear focus on supporting organisations being changed by technology and the digital world, Bird & Bird is a strategic partner of many of the world’s biggest brands and technology companies. They rely on our top-ranked Intellectual Property professionals to protect their most valuable innovations and intangible assets.

Bird & Bird is strong in all fields of IP. Their strength lies in having knowledgeable people and dealing diligently with requests. (Chambers Europe)

Join us in our mission to support our cutting-edge clients by providing smart, creative legal advice.

How will you make your mark?

By playing an active role in achieving our team’s continued ambition to succeed at the top of its game. To support our Brussels IP team’s growth, we are indeed currently recruiting for an Associate to join our IP team in Brussels. Our Associate will integrate within the team to provide the top-tier legal advice and assistance our clients have come to depend upon.

To be successful, you’ll need team spirit and can count on the firm’s support to:

  • Enjoy challenging, cutting-edge work;
  • Handle complex national and cross-border IP matters‎, with a strong focus on contentious matters;
  • Have the opportunity to work with the most sophisticated clients from day one;
  • Take an active role in matters, working with state-of-the-art tech and award-winning legal tech tools;
  • Further develop your legal, business and interpersonal skills and build your career in the firm;
  • Be actively involved in marketing and business development initiatives in a truly international firm.

How to get your foot in the door?

You have gained 3 or more years of experience under your belt, including on patent and trademark litigation.

You’re fluent in Dutch and English, with a good command of French, and you have strong writing and analytical skills that allow you to identify key issues. You are ready to roll up your sleeves together with our team, working hard to grasp the latest technology our clients are working with and deliver the high-quality work they expect.

What we’ll do to keep you

This is an ideal opportunity to develop your expertise with a globally recognised team of IP pros. You’ll be part of our dynamic and international firm and get training and feedback from top-notch practitioners from all parts of the firm. You’ll also have the chance to join our group's social events and will benefit from an attractive financial package.

Take the next step

If you think you are the right fit for our leading IP team in Brussels, please click on apply below.You can also send your cv, motivation letter and transcripts to brurecruitment@twobirds.com.

Learn more about our firm at www.twobirds.com. You can find the latest updates from our IP team on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/showcase/bird-bird-ip/

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