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Senior Patent Renewal Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check and monitor local and foreign renewals
  • Report renewal to clients in line with client requirements – (Standing Instructions)
  • Send instructions to foreign agents
  • Lodge local renewals to CIPC
  • Keep track of agent confirmations and receipts
  • Diarise to attend to any required follow ups regarding outstanding confirmations
  • Update terms in Patricia
  • Prepare emails to agents in respect of outstanding confirmations and documents
  • Check invoices related to local renewals
  • Check bank statements for renewal deposits/attend to receipting/crunching
  • Attend to and check payment requests
  • Send proof of weekly payments to ARIPO
  • Call clients and agents when necessary
  • Prepare letters related to outstanding accounts
  • Check and dispatch renewal and lapsed reminders
  • Prepare cost estimates related to renewal costs
  • Draft and type routine correspondence
  • Assist with invoicing and credit notes
  • Check Patricia in respect of new masters and granted cases
  • Attend to Patricia terms in respect of new masters and cases
  • Check records in respect of change of clients
  • Apply for new account numbers
  • Assist with ad-hoc duties within the section that are commensurate with the job level

Job requirements: 

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

  • A meticulous person
  • Good command of the English language
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Must be able to multi task and work under pressure while meeting deadlines
  • Accuracy in work and attention to detail
  • Computer literacy

 Qualifications and Experience

  • Matric or equivalent qualification
  • 3 – 5 years Patent Renewal experience

Reference Number: 

PAT1802-PALM01

Company: 

Adams & Adams

City: 

Gauteng - Pretoria

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

fulltime

Industry: 

Legal