Trademark Paralegal and Contracts Manager

  • Company: Fresh
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Legal
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00150
  • Date of publication: 2019.02.07

Position

MAIN JOB OBJECTIVE

The Trademark Paralegal and Contracts Manager will support the Vice President of Legal and in-house legal function as well as focus on management of fresh's global trademark portfolio. This position will additionally be responsible for contract database management and first-line review of agreements. With strong organizational skills and an energetic attitude, the Trademark Paralegal and Contracts Manager should have significant experience in domestic and international trademark law.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage US and global trademark prosecution and maintenance matters.
  • Maintain global trademark docket and manage deadlines with the assistance of outside counsel.
  • Conduct and analyze preliminary trademark searches, and coordinate and analyze comprehensive trademark searches in the U.S. and globally with outside counsel.
  • Gather evidence and perform other tasks related to trademark prosecution, and domestic and foreign litigation.
  • Review product designs, marketing materials, and social media content.
  • Analyze and manage IP enforcement matters, and assist with opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB.
  • Assist in brand protection efforts, such as anti-counterfeiting, and provide support for global enforcement program, including online and offline enforcement.
  • Interact with and maintain ongoing communications with internal clients, local foreign counsel, and the USPTO regarding various trademark matters.
  • Assist Legal Counsel in non-trademark matters such as routine contract review and management; litigation support as needed

Profile

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5+ years of domestic and international trademark experience.
  • Deep knowledge of trademark law, including USPTO and international filing requirements.
  • Familiarity with Corsearch or other comparable searching applications.
  • Familiarity with Docket management systems (AltLegal preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems and applications with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Positive attitude, curiosity, and adaptability.

 

PREFERRED:

  • National accreditation as Certified Paralegal and/or 5 years of practical experience functioning as an IP specialist or paralegal specializing in trademarks in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Contract Management experience with some contract review.

Additional information

Based in New York City

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