You will come to the role with at least six years of experience in the profession – ideally more. Because the team is at full capacity with client instructions, there is no time to train and develop someone, hence the importance that you come to the role being able to work with independence and take on a varied and interesting portfolio of clients and client cases.
Your earlier career could have been in either a practice or industry setting. Both experiences are valuable to the role. What is important is that you are an experienced European Trade Mark Attorney.
The added-value you bring to the role is someone with strong interpersonal skills who can demonstrate they have worked with different stakeholders within a client organisation and able to refine the advice according to the audience. You need to be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, sharing ideas and supporting colleagues.