Corporate Solicitor

Employer
Remarkable Jobs
Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 16, 2024
Closes
Jun 14, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Permanent

Legal Counsel / Solicitor – In–House

Commutable from: Manchester, Rochdale, Bolton, Warrington, Stockport & Oldham.

Location: (M27, Manchester)

Hybrid – negotiable

Full time / Permanent

Salary: depending on relevant experience

Our client is seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable Legal Counsel (Solicitor) to ensure the safeguarding and protection of all global legal aspects of their business interests. The successful candidate will play a critical role in managing brand registrations, handling trademark infringements, legalising documents, and supporting various departments to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.

Legal Counsel / Solicitor – In–House Key Responsibilities:

Global Brand Registrations:

  • Manage and renew a portfolio of approximately 20 brand registrations across the UK, EU, Middle East, and LATAM.
  • Handle oppositions and apply for global trademark watches.
  • Process new applications in a timely manner, preferably directly with the trademark office in each country.

Trademark Infringement:

  • Collaborate with NPD and Design teams to prevent the company from infringing on existing trademarks and brand designs.
  • Address and halt infringing brands and designs from competitors, potentially working with councils and authorities in other countries.

Legal Documentation:

  • Complete and manage all legal documentation, including Power of Attorney, Letters of Authorisation, Non–Disclosure Agreements, Certificates of Free Sale, and Exclusivity Agreements.
  • Review incoming customer terms and contracts.
  • Coordinate with various departments to align with customer T&Cs.
  • Occasionally review and update Terms and Conditions (both long and short).

Technical Coordination:

  • Work with the Technical department to ensure formulation registrations are managed in conjunction with brand registrations.

Contracts and HR Compliance:

  • Draft and review customer and supplier contracts, T&Cs, and exclusivity contracts.
  • Collaborate with the HR department to ensure new employee legislation is effectively implemented and address any HR issues as needed.

Global Brand Registrations:

  • Maintain and renew the brand portfolio
  • Ensure all trademark applications and oppositions are handled efficiently and globally monitored.

Trademark Infringements:

  • Prevent infringement of the company's trademarks and designs.
  • Take swift action against infringing competitors, potentially involving international legal collaboration.

Legal Documentation Management:

  • Ensure all legal documentation is complete and up–to–date.
  • Review and align customer terms and contracts across departments.

Technical Department Collaboration:

  • Ensure synergy between formulation and brand registrations for compliance and protection.

Legal Counsel / Solicitor – In–House Qualifications:

  • Qualified solicitor with 2+ years post–qualification experience.
  • In–house or practice experience.
  • 2+ years' experience in Intellectual Property and trademarks.
  • Proven experience in managing global brand registrations and handling trademark infringements.
  • Strong knowledge of legal documentation processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple departments and manage diverse legal tasks.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Join our client and play a pivotal role in protecting and advancing their global business interests. Apply today to become their next Legal Counsel (Solicitor).

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