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Managing Counsel Trademark/copyright

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Sep 15,2019

Valid Through

Dec 29,2019

Posted on

Aug 10,2019


Plano, TX, United States

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Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Managing Counsel – Trademark/Copyright
Duties: Trademark and brand management advice, counseling, clearance, prosecution, transactional support, strategy, client training, policy development, and policy enforcement. Manage all phases of a caseload of trademark and copyright enforcement matters against third parties (currently 200-300 matters), from monitoring, investigation and pre-litigation cease and desist letters through litigation and administrative proceedings, including anti-counterfeiting activities in coordination with Toyota business units, customs agencies, and law enforcement. Coordinate with Japanese parent company and global affiliates on trademark strategy, prosecution, and enforcement matters. Communicate and report trademark enforcement strategy and results to North American management, Japanese parent company, and global affiliates. Advice and drafting trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property agreements including nondisclosure agreements, joint development agreements, assignments of rights, coexistence agreements, and licenses. Advice, counseling, strategy, management, and development of policies, processes, and template materials relating to company use of third party names, likenesses, images and assets, rights of publicity, third party requests to use company images and assets, and submissions of ideas and technology to the company. Identify issues outside of core practice area and collaborate with other legal and business groups including business transactions, litigation, market representation/dealer relations to achieve best in class legal representation for the company. Support legal department initiatives, including new legal technology programs and outside counsel partnering programs. Participate in legal and business trade and industry association activities to support the company’s trademark and copyright interests.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Admission to a U.S. state Bar, in good standing, and able to obtain authorization immediately to practice in the applicable jurisdiction; or must be able to obtain authorization to practice in Texas. Extensive applicable experience, preferably at a major law firm or a combination of experience in a major law firm and a corporate law department, handling all aspects of trademark and copyright practice. Strong oral and written communications skills. Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical, organizational, and process-development skills. Strong sense of inclusion and teamwork. Added bonus if have: Significant hands-on experience handling trademark and copyright portfolios and enforcement matters for one or more major national and international brands with consumer-facing products and/or services. Experience representing other automotive brands. Experience on both plaintiff’s and defendant’s side of intellectual property litigation, preferably trademark and copyright. Experience in resolving trademark and copyright disputes. Experience working with clients located outside of the United States and/or experience working in a multinational company. Broad, generalist knowledge of complementary areas of the law such as patent, trade secret, antitrust, and/or franchise/dealer relations. Knowledge of Anaqua or similar global IP matter management system. Strong understanding of e-commerce marketplace policies.

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Ref. TMN001LE

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Hiring Coordinator
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
1001 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75093

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