19 Oct 2021

Full-Time Associate Trade Mark Examiner – Level 1 | Wellington

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment – Posted by Maori Pacific JobsWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Utilise and develop your research, problem solving and analytical skills
  • In-house comprehensive examiner training and career pathways
  • Join a diverse, collaborative and high-performing team
  • Salary range – $54,675- $64,880

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand’s economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

Within our IPONZ Trade Marks Team we currently have a number of permanent and fixed-term opportunities based in our Wellington office for Associate Trade Mark Examiners.  IPONZ sits within the Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery business group which strives to work with businesses, employees and consumers to help them participate effectively in the market place.

Innovation and creativity are important elements in gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace and for many business ventures intellectual property is one of their most important assets. Through the provision of our services at IPONZ, we aim to ensure people realise the full economic potential of their intellectual property.

You will be familiar with some famous trade marks, for example, Magnum ice creams, Dove beauty bar and of course Buzzy Bee toys.  A letter, word, phrase, sound, smell, shape, logo, aspect of packaging or any combination of these can be a trade mark. Used well, a trade mark can become a valuable business asset.

In this role you will utilise your research, evaluation and analytical skills, to examine trade mark applications to ensure that they meet requirements under the current legislation. This includes formalities examination, conducting appropriate research to determine whether or not the trade mark is distinctive and whether or not it is confusingly similar to other trade marks already on the register.

You will receive bespoke training and support from the team to assist you in progressing through the levels of Associate Trade Mark Examiner helping to you progress to a Trade Mark Examiner.  As you progress your salary increases.

We are looking for people who can bring:

  • Skills in researching, interpreting, analysing, problem solving and evaluating information and its practical application, including writing reports
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, and can communicate ideas clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Robust interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a wide range of people, and a strong customer focus
  • Comfort working in the grey within a fast paced and changeable environment
  • A focused, detail oriented, conscientious, and  responsive approach
  • The ability to learn quickly and receive and implement feedback well
  • Assured judgement making and the skills to clearly communicate your how you came to your judgements.

At MBIE, we are committed to providing more contemporary, flexible ways of working so ourpeople can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work.

Please apply online.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be formally submitted via the online advertisement. Your application must include a Cover Letter, CV and Transcript, shortlisted candidates will be required to complete an online assessment prior to interview. Applicants must have the right to live and work in New Zealand. Applications close 5pm, 29 October. 

Email Andrew.Murray2@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1573102 if you have any further questions.

How to Apply

Apply Here: https://careers.mbie.govt.nz/jobs/MBIE-1573102.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in New Zealand. Applications close 5pm, 29 October. 

Email Andrew.Murray2@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1573102 if you have any further questions.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time.

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