Join Us!

We are a mid-size firm as far as boutiques go, and we are growing. We have career opportunities for:

We work side-by-side with Macera & Jarzyna, LLP and can arrange interviews for their articling position(s).

You will benefit from their experience, mentors, weekly meetings, open door policy, and exposure to all areas of intellectual property law including prosecution and litigation – and still have a life outside of work.

As their focus is exclusively intellectual property law, you will be immersed in this specialized and highly exciting field.

Each year, they offer an articling position for one, and sometimes for two students. Generally, one student performs a rotation with respect to patent work while the other student will do trademark work. Half way through the articling term, the students switch rotations.

Patent and Trade-mark Prosecution / Litigation
Macera & Jarzyna, LLP believes in learning from the ground up. You need to know the basics. As their student, you may be asked to serve and file documents in the Federal Court, the Ontario Court and at the Supreme Court of Canada. You will also receive their famous “Can you find it by yourself?” tour of the Patent and Trade-marks Office. You will learn how to search and prepare a patentability or registrability opinion based on your search.

You will get to draft and prepare applications, affidavits, pleadings, assignments and transfers, all in relation to patents, trademarks, and copyright. Their students have access to numerous precedents and all their professionals are eager to answer your questions. In addition, they also pair you up with a lawyer who is your principal mentor throughout the year.

You also have the opportunity to develop skills in gathering facts for use as evidence in Court, perform legal research for litigation purposes, and write legal memoranda to be incorporated in opinions and factums. You will be encouraged and invited to observe examinations, discoveries, court motions and Trade-mark Opposition Board hearings, especially when you are involved in preparing for the case.

In-House Education
Their students attend weekly Practice Meetings where their professionals present the latest cases from the Courts and any new developments in intellectual property law, both in Canada and abroad. They also have weekly litigation meetings to keep the litigation team informed of new rules, procedures and the progress of their own litigation cases.

Resources and Benefits
You will receive access to Quick Law, trade-mark search databases, reporting services and high speed internet access. Each of their students is provided with a computer running the latest software.
Their articling student salary is comparable to those of major firms in Ottawa. Benefits include a comprehensive medical / dental plan and Phase I Bar Admission fees.

For more information about this program, or to apply, please send your resume, or contact Gary Arkin.

Please note that preference in their selection process is given to students with technical backgrounds such as engineering and/or science.

In the past, we have had law students from other countries work with our firm for periods of 3 or 6 months. For more information about this program, or to apply, please send us your resume, or contact Gary Arkin.

We continue to look for qualified individuals who will work as team members in providing quality legal services to our clients.
Lateral associates have the opportunity to participate in all areas of our intellectual property practice, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation, prosecution, and licensing.
Applicants should have at least 2 years experience in intellectual property. Applicants interested in patents should also have an engineering or science degree.

For more information about this program, or to apply, send us your resume, or contact Joseph Ulvr.

We employ patent and trademark agents, and also train individuals in the field and assist them to prepare for the agency examinations.
Our Patent and Trademark Agents draft and file applications for patents and trademarks for Canada and abroad. They also advise on and respond to examiners’ reports, as well as communicate with foreign clients and associates.

For more information about this program, or to apply, send us your resume, or contact Joseph Ulvr.

We currently have positions for:

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Contact – Maureen Gallagher

Phone: (613) 232-7302 (ex 2260) Email:maureen.gallagher@moffatco.com

We currently have positions for:

Administrative Assistant  (PDF)

            Moffat & Co. is a mid-size law firm that deals specifically with Intellectual Property prosecution and litigation.   We are a results oriented firm with a solid history and a commitment to grow.   We recognize and encourage the need for balance between personal and professional life.  Our goal is to select a candidate who will gain as much by joining our firm as we will from employing them.

We have a career opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to join our team of innovative staff and professionals.  Job duties include:

  • reviewing and prioritizing incoming communications, including mail, email, voicemail, and facsimiles;
  • maintenance of all diary dates for all files and other business matters;
  • preparation of documents and materials, including memoranda, forms, on-line material, affidavits, pleadings, and correspondence and billing;
  • transcription and implementation of instructions to and from professionals;
  • daily maintenance of files and work products whether paper, electronic or otherwise; on-line information, including amending and filing of new applications, research, and forms;
  • preparation and maintenance of files, database updates, pulling files and filing of files, entry of diary dates electronically and otherwise;
  • handling any inquiries, whether by telephone, email, fax or otherwise, as required by the professionals;
  • photocopying, faxing, scanning, emailing and digitizing materials including documents and exhibits;
  • legalization of documents;
  • any and all other duties as required to assist the business of the firms.

Applicant must have excellent computer and typing skills, communication skills and knowledge of patents and/or trade-marks would be a great asset.

Please send resumes to Maureen Gallagher