WD-40 Company Brand Protection Analyst/Paralegal in San Diego, California
This key role in our dynamic international legal team supports WD-40 Company’s proactive brand protection strategy and intellectual property portfolio management, litigation defense efforts, and partners on outsourced consumer claims management. The successful candidate will be involved in all brand protection and risk management initiatives for the Company related to intellectual property, trademark clearance, domain name management and patents as well as litigation and consumer claims support and marketing distributor relationship support. If you are looking to utilize your intellectual property/legal expertise with a small but growing, global legal team and possess a strong business acumen, click over to our application and share your resume with us.
Intellectual Property Protection services in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, domain names and patents
Primary point of contact for oversight of Brand Protection program worldwide and independently coordinates activities to follow Brand Protection Strategy.
Responsible for enforcing Brand Protection Strategy and partnering with inside counsel and outside counsel for significant associate/investigative engagements and litigation decisions.
Manages outside counsel on day to day matters and initiates process improvement to align with company’s brand protection strategy.
Clearly communicates with all stakeholders to ensure brand strategies are adhered to in a timely and cost effective manner
Maintains trademark files and data as well as processes information needs from employees to counsel relating to trademark enforcement actions and new trademark registration globally. Updates trademark records and generates reports, as required.
Processes payments to the annuity payment service for patent annuities.
Ensures stakeholder compliance to trademark clearance process.
Partners with counsel and IT personnel to create and manage Global Domain Name Strategy.
Coordinates with counsel to provide support to Marketing in the development of brand guidelines
Approves artwork and supports adherence to Brand Guidelines.
Litigation and Product Claims Support
Manages communication with internal and external stakeholders regarding litigation, including discovery management, calendaring and organization of litigation files. Daily interactionmay be required between counsel, insurance claims adjustor and internal contacts.
Assembles and responds to inquiries for Company information for the litigation process such as discovery responses and other legal and business information.
Responsible for organizing litigation electronic database, status reports as well as establishing agendas and coordinating conference calls.
Global Marketing Distributor Contract Support
Coordinates deployment of new agreements, as needed, as well as annual deployment of contract renewal schedules.
Through collaboration with key individuals, ensure the contract documentation and policies align with company values, strategies and market needs.
5+ years of experience working in a global brand protection /paralegal role with strong emphasis on Trademarks
Demonstrates a high level of proactive decision making, autonomous responsibility, exercise of sound judgment
Ability to communicate effectively with key internal customers and as well as outside counsel
Strong project management with the ability to appropriately prioritize conflicting priorities
Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Legal Studies or related degree, or equivalent years of experience; and paralegal or related certificate or other legal education relatedto the knowledge required
Public company experience preferred
Our benefits package is very competitive and comprehensive, providing you and your family with extensive protection and security, along with quality, life-enhancing programs to include; base salary, profit sharing, bonus potential, 401K match and much more.
We live under the sink, in the garage, and in the toolboxes of the world. WD-40 Company has best-in-class products and we are seeking best-in-class talent. Our tribe has a common passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Your creativity, agility, and talent will help keep us in the forefront of our industry.
We are a small company with gigantic brands and a global reach. At WD-40 Company everyone is a key contributor. We foster a strong culture of learning and accountability in a relaxed, team environment. We seek people who share our values and strive to leave positive and lasting memories in all their interactions. While the 60-year old formulation of WD-40 remains a secret, it is no secret that our passion for our people, culture, and products is what distinguishes us.
Please, only consider employment with WD-40 Company if you feel as strongly about our values as we do: We live, breathe, and play by our values every day.
We value doing the right thing.
We value creating positive lasting memories in all our relationships.
We value making it better than it is today.
We value succeeding as a Tribe while excelling as individuals.
We value owning it and passionately acting on it.
We value sustaining the WD-40 Company economy.
Thank you for considering WD-40 Company in your career search.
Country: United States
Work Location: San Diego
External Company URL: http://wd40company.atsondemand.com/