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Senior Director Corporate Trademark Counsel

Company name

Spectrum Brands, Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2019

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

Mar 09,2019

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Middleton, WI, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Senior Director, Corporate Trademark Counsel
The candidate will support the business on all aspects of trademark, copyright, licensing and domain name issues, including matters related to licensed brand properties and third party content. The Corporate Trademark Counsel will be responsible for global portfolio of brands, and will handle all trademark clearance, filing, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement legal work related to the portfolio. Further, the Senior Director, Corporate Trademark Counsel will work closely on all IP licensing matters. The Corporate Trademark Counsel will partner with business stakeholders both domestically and globally to manage risk related to trademark and copyright matters. Conduct research on trademark availability and render legal opinions to the business related to trademark use, adoption and registration. Manage the company trademark portfolio: prepare and file U.S. applications, responses and related documents; collaborate with global in-house and outside attorneys with respect to foreign filings; oversee the prosecution docket and case files. Review print and digital marketing, advertising, packaging and other commercial materials from internal clients and external partners for compliance with brand guidelines and other legal requirements. Assure compliance with corporate guidelines and monitor use of company brand assets (including trademarks and domain names) by external partners and third parties, and engage in or manage (as appropriate) trademark enforcement efforts, including publications in the Official Gazette, trademark watch programs, oppositions, cancellations, cease and desist letters, domain name disputes, investigations, and litigation. Advise and counsel on the use of third party content and copyright, Oversee and direct agreements related to trademark and copyright, including assignments, licenses and consents. Lead the efforts to draft, negotiate and manage all trademark license agreements, including coaching other attorneys and legal professionals. Manage due diligence related to trademarks. Provide leadership, guidance and training to company employees and colleagues with respect to trademark, trade dress, design patent, copyright and domain name issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school, licensed to practice and in good standing in one or more states, and eligible for admission to practice in the State of Wisconsin. Must have excellent knowledge of trademark and copyright law on a global basis. Should have 10 years of experience with a law firm or corporate legal department (some corporate experience preferred). Must be experienced at U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark clearance and risk assessment, and proper use analysis. Should have Experience with brand enforcement, including trademark litigation, TTAB proceedings, foreign opposition and cancellation proceedings, UDRP’s, URS proceedings, demand letters, and take-down processes. Should have experience with IP licensing, assignments and general commercial contracts. Prior experience in the CPG industry highly desirable. This role requires an experienced corporate attorney with sound business and legal judgment. Must have ability to lead and manage a large number and variety of projects. Should have outstanding communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with executives and all levels within the organization.

Additional info

Job # US10459

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Spectrum Brands, Inc.
3001 Deming Way
PO Box 620992
Middleton, WI 53562-0992