Attorney - Intellectual Property

L brands   •  

Columbus, OH

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 177 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Description

POSITION SUMMARY
TheAttorney willsupport the Intellectual Property (IP) department and will focus on clearance of product names, designs and marketing materials, as well as building and protecting the IPportfolio. This role will provide IP lawsupport across all L Brands’retail brands including Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle Company, Henri Bendel and La Senza. The individual will interface with organizational partners at all levels insupport of domestic andinternational business initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities and areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
• Partner with internal teams across the Brands to review products, names, designs and marketing materials to ensure compliance with trademark and copyright laws
• Oversee trademark clearance and offer recommendations to internal business partners on risk mitigation and potential conflicts
• Support IP team members with management of a large, global trademark and copyright portfolio including oversight of domestic and international conflict matters
• Assist with establishing and implementing global trademark filing and enforcement strategies
• Monitor and protect the company’s valuable intellectual property by drafting cease and desist letters, investigating infringement, and partnering with internal teams on social media and domain name issues
• Review and negotiate sponsorships, marketing agreements, licenses, settlement or coexistence agreements, agency agreements, content development agreements, etc.
• Assist departmental leader in managing outside counsel and litigation
• Support the IP team in educating organizational partners on matters involving intellectual property
• Proactively identify emerging issues, mitigate risk, and continuously improve intellectual property processes

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
• Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation and negotiation skills
• Demonstrates the ability to distill and clearly explain legal principles and opinions to business partners at all levels
• Team player who builds relationships through collaboration, approachability, trust and credibility
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities within a fast-paced environment and within compressed timelines
• Self-starter with drive and initiative who takes independent and decisive action while maintaining flexibility
• Ability to operate in a thorough, detail-oriented and accurate manner
• Creative problem-solver who operates through a lens of risk mitigation while supporting and advancing business goals and initiatives
• Ability to conduct all work in an ethical, honest, professional and confidential manner

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s degree
• Juris Doctor (JD) degree from accredited law school
• 5-7 years’ experience in a law firm and/or in-house with a focus on trademark and copyright law
• Experience in advertising law, preferred
• Demonstrated ability to review, revise and negotiate contracts
• Proven experience with client relations
• Direct or indirect experience managing paralegal(s), preferred
• Strong PC skills. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

NOTE: MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

 

 

Job ID:LEG0010U