Secretary I - Adams & Adams, Pretoria

  • Pretoria
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Legal
  • Posted by Adams & Adams on Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Reference: TMP1901KB04
  • Employment Equity Position
  • Apply before Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Adams & Adams


An opportunity exists to join an internationally recognised and leading intellectual property and commercial law services firm in Africa. *AA candidates will get preference


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create new Trade Mark records on Patricia

  • Prepare Trade Mark forms, certificates, acceptance notices for lodging with the Registrar

  • Type correspondence in response to the Registrar’s queries or official actions

  • File South African and foreign applications

  • Capture history on computer records

  • Communicate with search clerks at the Trade Marks Office

  • Enter searches onto system

  • Type search correspondence

  • Attend to accounting matters (re: suspense items and open item listing)

  • Type invoices and credit notes (including up loadable-bills)

  • Create and print Trade Mark listings

  • Open files and dictation typing

  • Drawing diaries

  • Faxing, filing, photo copying and general office duties

  • Type minutes of meetings

  • Check and monitor Standing Instructions

  • Answer and screen telephone calls

  • Handle routine correspondences

  • Arrange meetings and appointments

  • Diarise files


Skills and knowledge

  • Display a high level of initiative and be pro-active in the administration of the practice

  • Ability to work under pressure, use initiative and meet deadlines

  • Ability to prioritize and good organizational skills

  • Good communication skills

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Computer Literate

  • Must have an average typing speed of ±50 wpm with high accuracy

  • Excellent dictation skills


  • Matric

  • Secretarial qualification would be advantageous

  • 3 years’ Legal secretarial experience

  • Trade Mark Prosecution experience is preferable

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About Adams & Adams

Adams & Adams has a longstanding commitment to assisting our clients find the most effectual solutions for their legal problems – from the routine to the most complex.

Founded in 1907, the firm maintains the unchanging precept of its founding partners Eustace and Harry Adams in 1907 – to provide a contextual approach to our client’s business needs and legal issues. 

As Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest IP firm and a Commercial, Property and Litigation Practice which is among the major players in South Africa, the firm is strategically positioned to represent clients across a full spectrum of industries. This is evidenced in our client base which includes corporates and individuals from the Forbes 500 list, as well as some of Africa’s most recognised brands.

Our 67 partners, more than 130 qualified attorneys and over 470 support staff, combine to bring a century’s worth of experience, a strategic understanding of current issues, along with a progressive perspective into emerging issues when providing our clients with a unique legal solution.

Our knowledge, skills and approach have seen the firm awarded numerous accolades by international and local publications.

Headquartered in Pretoria, the firm also has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Our extensive African footprint sees us located in 14 countries on the continent.  The firm is poised to expand our presence in Africa as the opportunity arises.

Leading companies think globally, and the firm has an international network of attorneys available to provide a legal solutions anywhere in the world.

Throughout our development, the firm has sought to grow intelligently to meet our clients' requirements, without outgrowing them. Today, we pride ourselves on being large enough to properly staff each matter, but small enough to continue to provide close, personal attention to each client. Quite literally, Adams & Adams exists to serve its clients.