As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CHEMISTRY AND THE WORLD
From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.
Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we’re collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries—one improvement at a time.
Chemours is seeking a Trademark Paralegal to join our growing Legal team! This is a hybrid/remote position that will report directly to the Chief IP Counsel at our Wilmington, DE location.
The Trademark Paralegal position on the Legal Department’s IP Legal team supports the Company’s global trademark, copyright and trade dress portfolio. This includes renewing and maintaining the portfolio, docketing, global clearance and prosecution, and assisting the Trademark Team Lead and outside counsel with aspects of the global protection and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and trade dress.
The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Triaging communications incoming to Company’s trademark legal email address from government trademark offices and outside counsel, docketing and filing the communications as appropriate
As the IP Legal team member responsible for the information in the trademark docketing database, keeping the database current on due dates, action taken, and status changes, and staying current on provider’s changes to the database architecture, to maintain the integrity of the Company’s trademark portfolio data
Reviewing dockets regularly for due dates and sending reminders to business clients and Trademark Team Lead as needed
Conducting preliminary searches via internet and electronic databases and reviewing results of comprehensive searches from outside counsel, both domestic and international
Preparing and filing trademark applications and instructing international counsel on new application filings, managing the prosecution of trademark applications including office action responses and replies to other substantive issues encountered during prosecution, especially in the USPTO, EUIPO, WIPO and other major jurisdictions worldwide
Managing the global trademark renewal process by reviewing and ascertaining the accuracy of the service provider’s renewal schedule, interacting directly with and guiding business clients and brand managers through the renewal process including reviewing the description of goods, and instructing and overseeing timely trademark registration renewals, including payment of invoices
Working directly with business clients and communications colleagues to gather and submit needed proof of use evidence
Preparing formal documents for filing, prosecuting, renewing, assigning and enforcing trademarks by obtaining necessary information, signatures, notarizations, legalizations, and copies of other necessary documents and submitting them to appropriate government offices, customs offices, and domestic and international counsel
Reviewing invoices for prosecution, clearance and renewal services
Providing support for acquisition and divestitures, including due diligence, preparation of schedules, and initial drafts of related documents, support for trademark licensing, and support for domain name enforcement
The following is required for this role:
3-5 years applicable substantive trademark paralegal work experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, with demonstrated ability to work both with a team and independently, and working knowledge of oppositions, cancellations, brand protection and enforcement
Excellent organizational ability including managing priorities and meeting deadlines, and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and ability to work closely and build relationships with domestic and international business clients, domestic and international outside counsel
Strong research and analytical skills, and proficiency with Windows-based software, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
The following is preferred for this role:
ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate or equivalent
Experience with screening and watching tools such as Corsearch™
Experience with Anaqua (AQX) trademark and conflict management system or other portfolio management software management systems
Comprehensive Benefits Packages
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Learning and Development Opportunities
Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives
Company-paid Volunteer Days
We’re a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it—by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we’re proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work®.
Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.
Chemours is an E-Verify employer
Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation
Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position
At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.