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Attorney - Intellectual Property

Halifax

The Role:

The ideal candidate will have experience in contracts administration and management of trademark, copyright and patent clearance, registration, and renewal matters. This role requires a high level of attention to detail, strong client services orientation, and excellent follow up and communication skills. The best candidate likely has training received at a larger law firm or other global business, and is smart, highly organized, efficient, thinks creatively, has a positive work attitude, and is comfortable following directions as well as working independently.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the request for trademark, copyright and patent filings with outside legal counsel including initial and comprehensive world-wide searches
  • Partner with internal teams across the Brands to review products, names, designs and marketing materials to ensure compliance with trademark and copyright laws
  • Review intellectual property filings, assess risk and provide recommendations to senior stakeholders for which names to register trademark and URLs
  • Liaise with intellectual property law firms in North America and Asia. Assist with goal of 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
  • In partnership with outside legal counsel, provide litigation support including documentation associated with court filings, litigation holds, evidence collection and management
  • Review and manage all legal correspondence including contracts, leases, terms and conditions, licenses, and non-disclosure agreements and the like
  • Preparation and filing of routine corporate documents, maintain corporate records
  • Create and maintain ORBTM’s in-house systems for tracking status, deadlines and actions due in contract and intellectual property matters, including certificates of registration, naming conventions, trademark renewals

Required skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Intellectual Property clearance, filing, and prosecution practices and rules
  • Ability to work with multiple departments with conflicting and demanding deadlines
  • Flexible and able to adapt to last minute direction and changes with demonstrated ability to work in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Balance risks associated with internal actions and business decisions to provide recommendations for appropriate actions
  • Demonstrate the ability to distill and clearly explain legal principles and opinions to business partners at all levels
  • Strong organizational, time management and verbal and written communication skills including presentation and negotiation skills
  • Team player who builds relationships through collaboration, approachability, trust and credibility

 

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Law
  • 5+ years’ experience in a law firm with a focus on trademark and copyright  law
  • Experience in advertising law, preferred

 

Additional experience helpful:

  • Knowledge of Charter of the French Language in relation to packaging and labels
  • Knowledge of WebTMS or similar trademark docketing software
  • Experience in enforcement work, cease and desist letters, social media takedowns, trademark investigations, and UDRP domain name dispute proceedings
  • Promotions and advertising experience, including sweepstakes and contests
  • Preparation and management of S. and Canadian copyright filings
  • Knowledge of Customs recordals and other border measures to protect intellectual property rights

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that highlights how your past experience aligns with our environment and requirements to   [email protected]We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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