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  • London, United Kingdom
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • Company - Private
  • Legal
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)


Ready to make your mark? Marks & Clerk can help. This group of attorneys is a leading UK intellectual property law firm. Its services include registering, buying, and defending patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, and domain names. Clients come from a number of industries, ...

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21 Ratings
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"Not Bad"

Oct 26, 2021 - Patent Secretary in Hong Kong


-No overtime
-Transportation allowance is supported
-Generous annual leave


-No formal performance review
-Low salary
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  1. Trainee Patent Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Marks & Clerk (United Kingdom)


    The whole process took 3-4 weeks. HR was very prompt with replying to emails and with informing me of the outcome of the interview. Very pleasant experience.
    2 stages of interviews -
    1. 90mins online interview with 2 partners + short written assessment + HR interview.
    The written assessment asks you to describe a basic product. The interview was quite straightforward but there will always be one interviewer who is more difficult to build a rapport with (think good cop - bad cop).
    2. Second interview was in person with the 2 partners under whom you will be working. they will want to know as much about you as possible to decide whether you are a good fit for the firm. Make sure you interact well with the people you meet (EVERYONE is interviewing you so don't slip). Keep calm, keep your head on your shoulders, Dont be shy to take a minute to THINK about the questions you've been asked! (Remember, they're there to listen to what you have to say. So try to make as much sense as possible).

    DO YOUR RESEARCH - I can't stress this point enough. Back up your words with the right kind of action. Put yourself in the shoes of a patent attorney and think about what they would do in their day to day life. Keep up with the latest news on IP, talk to your interviewers about it - they're likely to have heard of it as well (its their job!). There is no better way to show your willingness to be a PA than to immerse yourself in that world.
    Dress well. Whether it is for the written assessment, online interview or in -person interview. Make sure you are presentable. If you're asked to dress casually, make sure you're at the formal end of a "casual" attire.

    I feel like I may have made it sound like you should be someone you're not. Absolutely DO NOT do that. These are just some of the things that worked for me, based on my personality. Your mileage may vary. I remember being super nervous for these interviews because I had no idea what I was going up against. So I hope this experience helps you.
    All the best, you got this!!

    Stage 1 - Written assessment + technical interview + HR interview 1. Introduce yourself 2. talk about your motivations. 3. talk about previous experience with projects/other technical skills. 4. what do you know about patents? 5. why MnC? Stage 2 - Written assessment + presentation + partner interview 1. Describe a certain complex device in limited time. (you'll be given time to prep for this) 2. questions based on that device (technical) 3. how ready are you for this massive challenge (of becoming a PA) 4. why MnC (again, yeah) This list is not exhaustive. These are probably the most basic questions that you will be asked. DO YOUR RESEARCH

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