Director, Assistant General Counsel, Trademark Attorney
The candidate will independently counsel clients and provide practical legal advice on a wide range of brand matters and trademark issues, including advising on marketing and advertising efforts, trademark clearance and prosecution matters, licensing, and acquisition. Will be responsible for protecting firmâ€™s brands and helping shape Capital Oneâ€™s enterprise-wide trademark strategy. Proactively engage various teams across the enterprise to identify and protect potential new brands, and provide education and training help the business maintain and protect these brands. Must have 5+ years of experience with trademark issues, including drafting and prosecuting trademark applications and trademark litigation. Should have Juris Doctor degree and membership in good standing in one State Bar. Experience with copyright issues, such as the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (â€œDMCAâ€) is preferred. Experience with providing intellectual property transactional counseling, including experience with licensing agreements and M&A due diligence is desired. Experience in or related to the financial services industry is a plus. Experience in or understanding of opportunities and best practices for companies in the digital space is an asset. Experience with social media reviews, such as reviewing proposed social media posts for potential trademark and copyright infringement issues is helpful. Experience with right of publicity issues under state law is preferred.