Job Details

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Company name

Discovery Communications, Inc

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 15,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Intellectual Property Paralegal The candidate will help manage the IP function and will report to the Manager, Intellectual Property. Will help monitor and maintain Discovery’s trademark portfolio, be actively involved in clearing marks for use and registration, and prepare and file US copyright applications for the company’s programming assets. Monitor and maintain Discovery’s U.S. and foreign trademark portfolio. Conduct preliminary domestic and international trademark searches. Assist in the review and analysis of trademark search reports and watch notices. Prepare and file trademark applications and renewals with the USPTO. Communicate with internal business units with respect to trademark matters. Coordinate with outside counsel with respect to filing and prosecution of foreign trademark applications and enforcement matters. Prepare, file and maintain US Copyright applications. Research infringement complaints and respond to same. Track status of cease and desist and similar correspondence for compliance. Provide paralegal support in the area of anti-piracy. Provide paralegal support related to patent prosecution efforts and a patent program. Must have 5+ years of experience in trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement in-house or with a law firm. Should preferably have Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate. Experience with an entertainment/media company is a plus. Sound knowledge of domestic and international trademark and copyright laws is required. Experience in preparing and filing copyright applications with US Copyright Office is needed. Proficiency with MS Office and various online trademark search databases, including Compumark and Corsearch is must. Strong written and verbal communication skills is essential.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 19873

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Discovery Communications, Inc
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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