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Associate General Counsel Trademarks Consumer Beauty

Company name

Coty Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 18,2019

Valid Through

Jan 01,2020

Posted on

Jun 04,2019

Years of Experience

10-15 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Associate General Counsel, Trademarks - Consumer Beauty
The candidate will work with internal clients to address IP needs of the company. Manage strategy, budget and take responsibility for IP litigation impacting the consumer beauty brands. Support licensed activities and interact with licensors as necessary. Be a key partner to firm's licensors. Manage the trademark prosecution process, clearance of new marks, and trademark maintenance deadlines. Conduct initial investigations into possible infringements and enforce company IP rights as necessary, handle incoming IP demands as they rise. Draft and respond to cease and desist letters and negotiate successful outcomes for the business. Provide US legal advice to cross-divisional IP team based in Europe as needed and manage US prosecution matters for the company. Conduct legal review of marketing and advertising materials. Provide training and support on legal issues and developments to business teams. Manage intake and onboarding of acquired IP portfolios. Manage outside counsel as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be an experienced and business minded trademark lawyer supporting the firm's IP and consumer beauty business teams. Should have 10-15 years of experience in connection with trademark law, including trademark litigation, global trademark clearance, and drafting contracts relevant to a practice in the intellectual property arena, with specific expertise on U.S. clearance, prosecution and enforcement actions. Should also have general knowledge of trademark systems and processes in Europe and other key commercial areas. Should have project management skills are critical as this role includes oversight of complex assignment recordation projects, cross-divisional renewals, portfolio audits and budget preparation, as well as acting as a contact for external vendors charged with outsourced IP work (e.g. renewals, assignments, docketing). Cosmetics knowledge is integral, Beauty/ Fashion industry a plus. Experience in the consumer products area is a must.

Additional info

Req ID: 75429

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Coty Inc.
2 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10016

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