Attorney_InHouse

Glendale, Irvine, CA California
Required Experience: 4 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 days ago

Job Title: Jr. Attorney (In-house) Status: Exempt
Reports to: President/COO Dept Name: Administration

Position Summary

Attorney will have oversight of and responsibility for intellectually property portfolio, comprised predominantly of domestic and international trademarks and copyrights, as well as trade secrets. This position is responsibility for ensuring our compliance with applicable privacy laws and helping to craft and improve our compliance. This job will require hand on searching from running trademark and copyrights, clearance searches, and including advising on M&A transactions, to staying up to date on the latest privacy issues an advising people at all levels on best practices for compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


⏵ Review all license agreements and work with the licensing team to ensure we are compliant with all agreements

⏵ Protect and manage intellectual property portfolios and rights

⏵ Conduct online, worldwide trademark and copyright searches and provide clear, business-focused advice and risk analyses

⏵ Prepare trademark and copyright applications, draft responses to office actions, develop evidence of use, and obtain registrations and renewals of trademarks and copyrights

⏵ Manage outside counsels work on our international trademark and copyright portfolios

⏵ Manage trademark oppositions, cancellations, and other intellectual property disputes

⏵ Provide litigation support for trademark and corporate matters

⏵ Draft terms of use, privacy policies, FAQs, and other required policies and disclosures

⏵ Develop and present training materials to various departments on the above items

⏵ Assist employee handbooks to ensure we stay compliant with all laws

⏵ Advise on inbound and outbound intellectual property licenses on both a stand-alone basis and as embedded in other transactions

⏵ Conduct due diligence and advise on intellectual property and privacy related matters related to potential acquisitions

⏵ Develop and improve department processes and systems improvement

⏵ Assist with other functions as requested by the President/COO
Minimum Qualifications


⏵ JD from a law school required

⏵ 2+ years of experience as a licensed attorney with experience in trademark and intellectual property matters as well as some litigation experience

⏵ Additional in-house experience preferred, but not required

⏵ Must be a current, Active member in good standing of the California Bar

⏵ Must have a valid Driver’s license

⏵ Expert-level understanding of and expertise in trademark and copyright law required

⏵ Extensive knowledge of U.S. trademark rules and procedure

⏵ Working knowledge of national laws of other countries

⏵ Knowledge of Paris Convention and deadlines set therein and familiarity with the Madrid Protocol required;

⏵ Ability and willingness to conduct trademark clearance searches, file applications and renewals, handle office actions and third-party objections and resolve disputes required

⏵ Experience with data privacy and protection laws and regulations and crafting of compliance programs preferred

⏵ Tremendous attention to detail and outstanding negotiation skills required

⏵ Experience advising clients on and managing numerous matters on tight deadlines with minimal, if any, supervision required

⏵ Able to quickly read, fully comprehend, and implement requirements of laws, regulations, and technical documents independently

⏵ Must be exceptional at communicating effectively in writing and verbally, as well as in presenting to groups in a compelling, persuasive and entertaining manner

⏵ Willing and able to effectively and efficiently manage numerous high priorities matters

⏵ Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products at least at an intermediate level.

Working conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This position requires up to 10% travel. Frequent travel between Irvine and San Diego.

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Attorney’s job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Direct reports

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Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.