Legal Counsel

Employer
adidas
Location
Portland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 04, 2024
Closes
Aug 01, 2024
Practice
Litigation
Position
Counsel
Contract Type
Permanent

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Provide intellectual property legal support for adidas, including brand protection enforcement, counseling business clients, outside providers and partners, and providing other legal support as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage an efficient and cost–effective anti–counterfeiting strategy that aligns with the company's business objectives and goals.
  • Counsel the businesses on trademark enforcement for online and offline matters.
  • Provide education and proactive counseling to the business to minimize risks and enhance intellectual property protection.
  • Conduct Intellectual property clearance and legal risk analysis on business initiatives and counsel the business on the same.
  • Support on intellectual property aspects of licenses, sports marketing contracts and other agreements.
  • Draft contracts as needed.
  • Support defense of intellectual property claims and litigation.

Key Relationships:

  • Legal team
  • Business clients, partners
  • External law firms

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Proficient in trademarks and copyright
  • Ability to provide strong customer service, demonstrate understanding of client's needs and willingness to serve
  • Ability to work in a fast paced department; ability to manage tight timelines
  • Proficient in the internet
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, a must
  • Self motivated; ability to work independently and with initiative but can also work as a team.
  • Strong skills in research and investigation

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree and bar admission
  • 3–5 years law firm or in–house experience practicing in trademarks.

AT ADIDAS WE HAVE A WINNING CULTURE. BUT TO WIN, PHYSICAL POWER IS NOT ENOUGH. JUST LIKE ATHLETES OUR EMPLOYEES NEED MENTAL STRENGTH IN THEIR GAME. WE FOSTER THE ATHLETE'S MINDSET THROUGH A SET OF BEHAVIORS THAT WE WANT TO ENABLE AND DEVELOP IN OUR PEOPLE AND THAT ARE AT THE CORE OF OUR UNIQUE COMPANY CULTURE: THIS IS HOW WE WIN WHILE PLAYING FAIR.

  • COURAGE: Speak up when you see an opportunity; step up when you see a need
  • OWNERSHIP: Pick up the ball. Be proactive, take responsibility and follow–through.
  • INNOVATION: Elevate to win. Be curious, test and learn new and better ways of doing things.
  • TEAMPLAY: Win together. Work collaboratively and cultivate a shared mindset.
  • INTEGRITY: Play by the rules. Hold yourself and others accountable to our company's standards.
  • RESPECT: Value all players. Display empathy, be inclusive and show dignity to all.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.