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Corporate Attorney

Halifax

The Role:

The ideal candidate will have experience in a small, but fast-growing international organization, providing strategic high level guidance in regard to: 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 ideal candidate will have had training received at a larger law firm or other global business, is highly organized, efficient, thinks creatively, has a positive work attitude, and is comfortable following directions as well as working independently.


Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with internal teams across the Brands to review products, names, designs and marketing materials, ensuring 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 and provide the necessary internal information required for establishing and implementing global trademark filings 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;

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Highly capable of managing a variety of legal activities within a privately own business, while providing effective counsel to the Executive management team;
  • Basic knowledge of Intellectual Property clearance, filing, and prosecution practices and rules;
  • Ability to work with multiple departments with conflicting and demanding deadlines;
  • Flexible and with the ability to adapt to last minute direction and changes with demonstrated ability to work in a creative, fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to balance risks associated with internal actions and business decisions to provide recommendations for appropriate actions;
  • Demonstrates the ability to distill and clearly explain legal principles and opinions to business partners at all levels;
  • Strong organizational, time management, 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 is preferred;
  • Experience in advertising law is

 

Additional Beneficial Experience:

  • 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.

Please submit your resume & a cover letter (that highlights how your past experience aligns with our environment) to [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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