Trademark Paralegal

New Brunswick, New Jersey
The anticipated base pay range for this position is $69,000-$110,400 + benefits
Jul 02, 2024
Jul 25, 2024
Contract Type
Full-Time, Hybrid, Permanent

Johnson & Johnson is currently seeking a Trademark Paralegal to join our Global Legal Organization located in New Brunswick, NJ.

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For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) has been a part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Rooted in Our Credo, the values of DEI fuel our pursuit to create a healthier, more equitable world. Our diverse workforce and culture of belonging accelerate innovation to solve the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

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The Trademark Paralegal will assist in the management of U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios which will include clearance, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement, including the following:

Key Responsibilities:

·       Execute domestic and international searches, including preliminary trademark screens and evaluation of full search results, to determine availability and scope of potential rights.

·       Prepare and file domestic trademark applications and instruct international agents to initiate new filings and manage prosecution of applications through registration.

·       Correspond with internal business clients on a variety of trademark issues; solicit and review opinions of outside counsel to make recommendations regarding office actions, oppositions, cancellations and infringement actions.

·       Review packaging, websites, advertising copy and evidence of use; liaise with business partners regarding the same.

·       Review trademark watch notices and conduct online research in developing recommendations for enforcing trademarks.

·       Maintain trademark deadlines and the portfolio management database, including data entry, docket review and preparation of reports for attorneys and business units.

·       Assist attorneys with gathering documents and evidence in support of trademark oppositions, cancellations, or other legal actions; prepare and review drafts of settlement agreements, coexistence agreements, letters of consent, undertakings, licenses, registered user agreements and other domestic and international agreements.

·       Provide support and due diligence in connection with M&A and other transactional matters.


·       An Associate’s degree is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

·       A minimum of 6 years of experience as a trademark paralegal required and in-house experience preferred.

·       Experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, or healthcare field is preferred.

·       Possesses firm understanding of domestic and international laws, regulations, and procedures relating to trademark prosecution and conflict matters is required.

·       Experience and basic knowledge in using SAEGIS or Corsearch Advantage, trademark portfolio management databases, document management systems, and electronic USPTO filings are required.

·       Strong attention to detail, organizational, analytical and planning skills, in addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel) is required.

·       The successful candidate should be extremely motivated and energetic, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as part of a team, as well as the ability to work independently and balance competing priorities.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $69,000-$110,400.  This position is overtime eligible.  The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs.  Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.  The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year.  Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

·       Employees and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance. 

·       Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).

·       Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:

o   Vacation – up to 120 hours per calendar year 

o   Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington – up to 56 hours per calendar year 

o   Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays – up to 13 days per calendar year

o   Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

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This job posting is anticipated to close on July 11, 2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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