Copyright Paralegal

On Call Counsel Published: December 8, 2020
Location
New York, NY
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Our client, a well-known national law firm, is seeking a Senior Copyright Paralegal to join their New York City office. This is a full-time permanent position for an experienced copyright paralegal. The Senior Copyright Paralegal will be supporting several partners and associates in the Intellectual Property Division. The Senior Copyright Paralegal will be responsible for preparing and filing copyright registrations and conducting copyright searches through the Copyright Office's online Public Records Catalog. The firm promotes personal and professional growth along with team collaboration. The firm seeks individuals who are interested in copyright, taking their career to a new level, who show initiative, and have a passion for doing exceptional work and contributing to a team. The ideal Copyright Paralegal will have at least 6 years of copyright paralegal experience in a law firm setting. This is a senior level position that requires a confident, analytical minded individual who can interface with all levels of authority, provide continual support to an array of personalities, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a prestigious and diverse practice at a great law firm. Competitive compensation and benefits package. If you are a Senior Copyright Paralegal with at least 6 years of copyright experience in a law firm setting and you have the requisite qualifications, please submit a resume which highlights your relevant experience. We look forward to hearing from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Navigating the U.S. Copyright Office (“USCO”) website and finding links to forms, fact sheets and Circulars
  • Understanding of USCO filing procedures as well as docketed deadlines
  • Preparing responses to the Copyright Office examiners inquiries regarding applications and other submitted requests and
  • Knowledge of who to contact for specific issues
  • Assisting with internal Copyright questionnaires, memoranda and procedures for the administration and maintenance of electronic files
  • Communicating with clients and evaluating the information provided by them as it pertains to copyright registrations, recordation and DMCA Designated Agent
  • Proofing Certificates of Registration and Certificates of Recordation and ability to seek correction, if necessary
  • Preparing documents pertaining to the transfer or change in copyright ownership for recording with the Copyright Office
  • Ordering copies of records from the Copyright Office
  • Reviewing inbound and outbound copyright files and knowledge of Copyright Group policies for processing.


Skills:

  • Bachelors degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA-accredited program is required
  • At least 6 years of copyright paralegal experience
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze issues related to copyright registrations and propose solutions
  • Experience in preparing and filing copyright registrations that involve unusual, complex issues
  • Experience in reviewing and preparing responses to the Copyright Office examiners inquiries regarding applications and other submitted requests for unusual and complex issues
  • Complete understanding of procedures to register every type of work registrable with the Copyright Office
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct copyright searches through the Copyright Offices online Public Records Catalog, analyze results and prepare search reports
  • Knowledge of procedures for copyright registration in other countries and ability to assist local counsel with material and information
  • Strong understanding of the Copyright Act, pertinent sections of 37 C.F.R., the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be able to work independently and in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
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