Legal Counsel

Employer
JS3 Recruitment Ltd
Location
Manchester
Salary
40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
May 16, 2024
Closes
Jun 10, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent

Overview of the role:

The role of Legal Counsel is to ensure safeguarding and protection of all global legal aspects of our client's business interests, to include

  • Global brand registrations, management and renewals
  • Trademark infringement investigation and advice
  • Completion and Legalisation of registration documents such as Power of Attorney, Certificates of Free Sale, Letters of authorisation
  • Work with Technical department to ensure formulation registrations are managed in conjunction with Brand registrations
  • Customer & suppler contracts, T&Cs, Exclusivity contracts
  • Working with HR dept to ensure new employee legislation is effectively implemented. Any HR issues are dealt with accordingly

Principal Accountabilities:

Global Brand Registrations

Currently our client have some 20 brand registrations across UK, EU, Middle East and LATAM (currently stored via Ragic). Portfolio needs managing, renewing. Oppositions need dealing with. Global Trademark watch needs applying. New applications are processed in a timely manner. Global applications should be, where ever possible, done directly with the Trademark office in country

Trademark Infringements

  • Working with NPD and Design to ensure to not infringe existing trademarks / Brand designs
  • Ensuring infringing brands / designs from competitors are dealt with, and stopped, with urgency. This may involve working with Council / other authorities in other countries

Legal documentation

  • Completion and subsequent management of all legal documentation to include
  • Power of attorney, Letters of Authorisation, Non Disclosure Agreements, Certificates of Free Sale, Exclusivity agreements
  • Review incoming customer terms and contracts
  • Coordinate the departments to ensure that all key stakeholders are aligned to customer T&Cs
  • Occasional review of the Terms and Conditions (long and Short)

Technical

  • Work with Technical department to ensure formulation registrations are managed in conjunction with Brand registrations

HR

  • Working with HR dept to ensure new employee legislation is effectively implemented. Any HR issues are dealt with accordingly (discuss Ubuntu with AW)