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Senior IP Formalities Officer

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Senior IP Formalities Officer

The Opportunity

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. They are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Their world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is active in over 150 countries and employs around 34,500 people who are passionate about delivering high-performance products and services.

Innovation is the cornerstone of what AkzoNobel represents. Since 1792, the company has been relentless in pushing the boundaries of what paint can be and what it can do. The company spent over EUR1.25 billion on R&D in the last five years and they employ 3000 scientists worldwide.

The Role

  • You will be based in the company Headquarters in Amsterdam with the possibility of working a number of days remotely.
  • You will report to the Manager IP Operations and you will be part of a team of five Formalities Officers.
  • You will provide support for the attorney team and the work allocation will depend on your level of experience and areas of interest.
  • You will engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders including key contact points for clients and suppliers worldwide.

Professional Qualities

  • Preferably higher professional level of education (vocational, HBO), or thinking at that level.
  • 5+ years’ experience as an IP support staff member.
  • Preferably a certified Patent and/or Trademark Officer.
  • Familiar with specifics of internal IP processes and procedural requirements of IP Offices worldwide.
  • Knowledgeable on formal/administrative procedures for patents, trademarks and domain names.

We are looking for someone who, at their core, is a team player and who wants to provide high-quality work. With excellent English communication skills, you are customer-oriented with an agile personality, you can work accurately and in a structured way and who can work efficiently, whilst under pressure. Ultimately, you like to take responsibility and are self-motivated to deliver the best solution for the team and the organization.



Senior IP Formalities Officer

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