Job Details

Corporate Trademark Attorney

Company name

Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 19, 2021

Valid Through

May 04, 2021

Posted on

Jan 12, 2021

Years of Experience

4-6 yrs required

Location

Middleton, WI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Corporate Trademark Attorney
Responsibilities: 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. 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 copyrights. Draft, negotiate and manage trademark license agreements, including coaching other attorneys, legal professionals and business teams. Contribute to agreements related to trademark and copyright, including assignments, licenses and consents. 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

Qualifications: 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. Knowledge of trademark and copyright law on a global basis. At least 4-6 years of experience with a law firm or corporate legal department (some corporate experience preferred). Experienced at U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark clearance and risk assessment, and proper use analysis. Experience with brand enforcement, including trademark litigation, TTAB proceedings, foreign opposition and cancellation proceedings, UDRP’s, URS proceedings, demand letters, and take-down processes. 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.
Closing Date: 12-Jan-2022

Additional info

Job Number: US13809

Company info

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

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