Global Trademark Docketing and Renewal Specialist

Salary Range: $76,000 to $90,000 annually + bonus eligibility and benefits
Mar 14, 2024
Apr 13, 2024
Contract Type
Full-Time, Permanent

Global Trademark Docketing and Renewal Specialist

As a Global Trademark Docketing and Renewal Specialist on Yum! Brands’ Intellectual Property (IP)/Global Brand Protection team, you will play a meaningful role in building and protecting some of the world’s most recognizable and inspirational brands. You will aid in managing the global trademark and copyright portfolios for KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and The Habit Burger and be part of a high-performing, collegial team. To be successful, you must be a self-starter with high attention to detail, a flexible and critical thinker, and a proven communicator adept at working in a team-focused environment.

Core Responsibilities

The Global Trademark Docketing and Renewal Specialist will:

  • Manage WebTMS docketing database of 40,000+ records, including trademark, dispute (opposition/cancelation), and copyright modules
  • Review incoming and outgoing domestic and international trademark correspondence; enter/clear deadlines, upload correspondence, and input notes in docketing system; forward to attorneys and paralegals as needed
  • Instruct trademark agents to complete renewals and changes of address/entity name; ensure completion by agents, providing any documentation that may be needed
  • Compile and circulate deadline reminders and docket, portfolio, and audit reports
  • Assist with mentoring and training relating to docketing duties
  • Participate in special projects for the IP/Global Brand Protection team, including  establishing guidelines, processes, and procedures to enable the IP/Global Brand Protection team to provide best-in-class service to its business partners

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in trademark docketing
  • Experience with IP portfolio management databases (experience with WebTMS preferred) and online trademark office databases
  • Experience corresponding with trademark agents globally
  • Experience filing renewals, and instructing changes of entity name/ address and assignments
  • Experience overseeing high-volume, working docket with numerous deadlines
  • Track record of providing detailed examination and good judgment with ability to reason when issues need escalation for deeper discussion

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred
  • Experience crafting and delivering impactful training materials; adept at using PowerPoint and other presentation tools

Application Requirements: Please apply on the Yum Careers page ( and send your resume to Maggie Mettler (

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Salary Range: $76,000 to $90,000 annually + bonus eligibility. This is the expected salary range for this position. Ultimately, in determining pay, we'll consider the successful candidate’s location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Benefits: Employees (and their eligible family members) may enroll in the following types of insurance coverage: medical, dental, vision, legal, and accidental death and dismemberment, as well as FSA/HSA (depending on enrolled medical plan). Yum! also provides short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Employees may enroll in our 401(k) plan. Yum! provides 4 weeks of vacation, paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, a floating day off and 2 paid days for volunteer time each calendar year. To learn more about working at Yum! Click here. 

At Yum!, one of our core values is to Believe in ALL People. This means seeing the value in everyone and unlocking their full potential to be their best self. YUM! Brands, Inc. (including its subsidiaries Yum Restaurant Services Group, LLC (“YRSG”) and Yum Connect, LLC (“Yum Digital and Technology”)(collectively, “Yum”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging for all dimensions of diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other protected characteristic. Yum! is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities or special needs.

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This posting will be open for a minimum of two weeks. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until a candidate is selected.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, and its subsidiaries franchise or operate a system of over 55,000 restaurants in more than 155 countries and territories under the company’s concepts – KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and the Habit Burger Grill. The Company's KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut brands are global leaders of the chicken, Mexican-style food, and pizza categories, respectively. The Habit Burger Grill is a fast casual restaurant concept specializing in made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and more. In 2023, the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut brands were ranked in the top five of Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchises Ranking. In addition, in 2023 Yum! Brands was included on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity; and Newsweek’s lists recognizing America’s Most Responsible Companies, America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women. In 2022, the Company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.

As the world's largest restaurant company, we have a clear and compelling mission: to build the world's most loved, trusted, and fastest-growing restaurant brands. The key and not-so-secret ingredient in our recipe for growth is our unrivaled culture and talent, which fuels our results. To that end, we're looking for talented, motivated, team-oriented individuals to join us and have the opportunity be your best, have fun, make friends, and make a positive impact.

We are excited about the future growth of our brands. In fact, as a company we are opening an average of 8 restaurants a day worldwide! This growth creates endless opportunities for professional, as well as personal growth.  Customer sentiment and love for our brands is the fuel for our excitement!  Taco Bell has been named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company. Pizza Hut delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world, KFC's still uses its 75-year-old finger-lickin' good recipe, including secret herbs and spices to hand-bread its chicken every day, and the Habit Burger Grill is looking to expand its regional footprint across the country.

Check Out Some Of Our Great Benefits (Some available at HQ locations only)

  • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Onsite dining center (yes, you can eat KFC, Taco Bell or Pizza hut every day!)
  • 2 paid days off per year to volunteer
  • Tuition reimbursement, education benefits and scholarship opportunities
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, concierge
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
  • Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development