Trademark Brand Paralegal – EMEA (Temporary)

New Brunswick, New Jersey (US)
Dec 02, 2022
Jan 01, 2023
Ms Vera Pankhania
Contract Type
Contract, Remote

The position will support our trademark legal team in EMEA. The rest of the group is based in New Brunswick NJ at J&J headquarters.

Remote working - we will consider candidates from Switzerland, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland

The Company:

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.


  • Executes domestic and international trademark searches, including trademark screening and searching online as well as evaluation of search results and opinions, to determine availability and scope of potential rights;
  • Prepares and files domestic trademark applications and instructs international agents to initiate new filings, and manages prosecution of applications through registration;
  • Conducts preliminary analysis, solicits and reviews opinions of outside counsel, and makes recommendations to in-house counsel regarding office actions, oppositions, cancellations and infringement actions;
  • Maintains trademark application, registration and conflict portfolio management database, including data entry, docket review and preparation of reports for attorneys and business units;
  • Reviews packaging, websites, advertising copy and evidence of use, and liaises with business partners regarding the same;
  • Assists in the review and preparation of draft settlement agreements, coexistence agreements, letters of consent, undertakings, licenses, registered user agreements and other domestic and international agreements;
  • Provides support and due diligence in connection with transactional matters.

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Three (3) to six (6) years + of domestic and international trademark experience. In-house trademark experience is preferred.
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in another European language (German, French, Spanish, etc.) is preferred
  • Firm knowledge of domestic and international laws, regulations, and procedures relating to trademark prosecution and conflict matters is required
  • Exhibits knowledge of Trademark Law Department docket management and research tools and demonstrates ability to generate reports and manage personal and attorney deadlines utilizing these tools
  • Experience conducting preliminary trademark screens and creating reports on research results for purposes of trademark clearance or trademark prosecution strategy
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and resolve legal and procedural issues under the direction of an attorney
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as a part of a team, as well as to work proactively,independently and balance competing priorities is required
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond to change
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and close attention to detail is required.

Please kindly apply via the link below