Paralegal - Global IP - Content & Brands
CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It's our heritage and it's also our future. Because we don't just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard–when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers. The Team: Mattel has an exciting opportunity to join the Law Department, where we embrace and support Mattel's values and goals by providing thoughtful and timely advice to all Mattel business functions around the world. We strive to find creative, practical solutions that prudently manage risks and contribute to Mattel's success, and we practice law in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The Opportunity: The department is looking for a talented Paralegal for the Intellectual Property (IP) section of the Law Department with relevant IP experience such as managing a portfolio of trademarks, copyrights, designs, and domain names, including experience with trademark clearance and the copyright registration process. IP litigation and licensing experience is a plus. The role requires outstanding communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to organize, prioritize, and execute against multiple deadlines in a fast–paced environment, an eagerness and aptitude for learning, a strong work ethic, and a positive can–do attitude. The ideal candidate should exhibit the ability to maintain a high–level of confidentiality, professionalism, and collaboration with team members, as well as be comfortable in a lean and rapidly changing environment. The position will provide a range of support to manage some of the most famous toy brands in the world, including the specific tasks set forth below. What Your Impact Will Be: Trademark Clearance and Prosecution; Copyright Registration Conduct trademark searches globally and advise on availability Prepare and file trademark applications Assist with trademark prosecution worldwide, including gathering evidence, responding to Office Actions, and registering/renewing trademarks Register copyrights at the US Copyright Office and other copyright offices around the world IP Dispute & Litigation Support Research potential IP infringements as directed by attorneys Conduct factual research related to ongoing IP litigation and provide summaries to attorneys Review and organize evidence Online IP Enforcement Identify counterfeits and IP infringements on online marketplaces around the world Assist with developing IP enforcement strategies Review and organize evidence from investigators and law firms regarding online counterfeiters Assist with content protection and IP enforcement on social media channels, app stores, NFT marketplaces, and the Metaverse General Assist with managing budget for IP section Coordinate IP training with business teams Other duties as assigned What We're Looking For: In addition to the skills and abilities identified in The Opportunity section above, we're looking for Experience A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a trademark paralegal, administrator, or equivalent experience at a law firm and/or in–house legal team Education/Professional Licensing: Undergraduate degree Administrative Excellence. Contribute to a culture that values strong practice administration. Excellent organizational skills a must, including planning, prioritization, organization, and time management. Should also have meticulous attention to detail, as well as the ability to create and follow standardized practices and procedures. Curiosity and Growth. Be intellectually curious and eager to grow and develop. Be humble; continue to "learn on the job" and be receptive to constructive feedback; and elevate issues that are beyond experience or comfort zone Leadership Lead and inspire co–workers in a culture that fosters efficiency, trust, collaboration, accountability, and ethical conduct. Great attitude Positive, professional, can–do attitude, and a good sense of humor. Demonstrate a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves. Technical Skills Excellent skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and an aptitude for learning new technical skills and software as needed Hourly: The base hourly rate for this position is between $27.35 and $41.35. This range is indicative of projected hiring range, however base hourly rate will be determined based on a candidate's work location, skills and experience. Don't meet every single requirement? At Mattel we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. What It's Like to Work Here: We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors: We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower. We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking. We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results. Our Approach to Hybrid Work We embrace a hybrid work model to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where everyone can deliver on our shared purpose and realize their full potential. Combining purposeful in–person collaboration with tech–enabled hybrid work, our focus is to provide flexibility while enabling collaboration for moments that matter. Who We Are: Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children's and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher–Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Mattel is recognized for the second year in a row as a Great Place to Work and as one of Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2022. Visit us at and Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, military spouses, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.