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Trademark Legal Novice (Trademark Intern)

Location: Virtual (based out of Jacksonville, FL)    |     Type: Summer Internship (Trademarks)

Note: for the Summer of 2023, we are looking for 2 legal novices (interns): 1 that may be a good fit on the patent side, and 1 that may be a good fit on the trademark side.  Please apply to the respective position you are interested in accordingly!

Applications are due December 16, 2022.

If a good match is found, we will choose a candidate by late December 2022, with interviews scheduled the week of December 19th.

Are you on top of the latest brands and trends that are sweeping the nation?  When the latest reboot is announced for a long-dormant franchise, do you normally say, “makes sense, you have to keep the brand alive”?  Do you stay up late waiting for the latest drop from that incredibly niche designer brand?  Are you excited to learn about the newest, latest, best, or are curious how the biggest industry players keep their name in the conversation?

Looking for a way to integrate your passion for learning into your excitement about brands?  Want to get first-hand experience learning about what goes on behind the scenes when drafting a trademark application?  Perfect!  We have the internship for you!

Wilson Dutra is a virtual law firm based out of Jacksonville, Florida, that focuses on patents, trademarks, startups . . . and most importantly fun.  We have the amazing privilege to work with new tech and startups from a wide variety of markets.

If you love learning about new brands as much as we do (which is a lot, in case you were unsure), then be part of our growing team.  Help us help the startups and entreps out there.  We need your inquisitive mind to find out everything we need to know about the tech and brands we work with.

For 12-14 weeks (or over the course of a summer), we want you to immerse yourself in whatever brand world we pair you with.  Live it.  Love it.  Breathe it . . . then we want you to tell us how to do the same!

We know.  You are looking for that list of requirements to see if you qualify for this internship.  Well, if you have read this far, then you likely are our ideal candidate.  But, just to make everyone feel better, we have compiled a very long list of characteristics that we feel would embody our best legal novice (what we call our interns).

1. Love fun.
2. Love tech.
3. Love learning.
4. Have a solid sense of humor.
5. Available for a period of at least 12-14 weeks (or over the course of a summer, typically end of May to mid-August).
6. Prep a cover letter that addresses our specific question below (if you are wondering why you didn’t get a call back or a probably skipped this step).
7. Have taken an intellectual property course (introductory intellectual property course required, additional courses preferred!).

If this is you, then please apply!

This is not your standard internship posting, so naturally your application process won’t be either.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter describing your favorite brand from the past decade.  We want specifics.  Don’t send us something like “Marvel” or “Nintendo.”  Tell us why you love whatever brand you picked, a bit about their journey and what makes them stand out to you, or however that brand reflects some bigger brand zeitgeist or moment.  We want to feel how passionate you are by your description.  You can include links, images, the best sites to learn more about the brand . . . get creative and be authentic.

You may send us your resume and transcript, but understand that it will only give us context for your interests and background and will not affect whether we think you are a good fit.

This summer, applicants who have taken an intellectual property course will be prioritized over applicants who have not done so yet (what are you waiting for?!  You’re missing out on this internship!!!).
If you are interested in earning academic credit for your internship experience, please contact the appropriate team at your school.

Thank you for taking the time to read this write-up.  We wish you the best of luck!

Please note that we will not consider your application if you do not include a cover letter answering the above prompt.  If we mention it twice in this post, it must be important, eh?


Legal Novice (Summer 2023)

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