Chief Trademark Counsel
The candidate will be responsible for the management of all aspects of a Global Trademark Portfolio including clearance, filing, maintenance and enforcement.
Review and analysis of preliminary and full trademark searches in the US and throughout the world
Draft Office Action responses for US trademark filings and manage outside counsel on the preparation of responses outside of the US
Evaluate and manage the filing and prosecution of trademark oppositions, cancellations and other similar proceedings
Evaluate, handle in-house and manage outside vendors in brand protection and trademark enforcement activities including cease and desist letters, e-commerce and social media platform take-down requests, URDPs and other URL proceedings, counterfeit actions, and litigation
Counsel businesses on trade dress issues including clearance and enforcement
Draft and negotiate coexistence agreements, consent agreements, settlement agreements and trademark and other IP license agreements
Advise business on all manner of copyright and trademark issues
Conduct/prepare trademark diligence for acquisitions and divestitures and advise on purchase agreements
Manage paralegal team
Manage budget for outside spend for trademarks including protection and enforcement
Hold a Juris Doctorate degree, with 5-10 years oftrademark experience (preferably some of that experience with an in-house trademark department)
Should be able to work autonomously and should have a demonstrated track record in managing global trademark portfolios
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities
Able establish and maintain good working relationships with business clients and colleagues
Newell Brands (NYSE:
NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.
Website : http://www.newellbrands.com/
Newell Brands is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a portfolio of leading brands. For more than 100 years, the enduring strength of the company has been its ability to keep reinventing itself. As the needs of consumers have evolved, so have we.