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Trademark Counsel

Irvine, California Req ID 2203814 Category Legal Division AbbVie

AbbVie is searching for an in-house trademark counsel in its Intellectual Property group. This position will be based in AbbVie’s Irvine, California office.  

Working both individually and in cross-functional teams, the in-house trademark counsel will develop and implement trademark and copyright strategies across AbbVie’s Aesthetics and Pharmaceutical products and product candidates. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform US and OUS trademark searches, including online searching; analyze third party goods, services, trademarks and service marks and provide legal advice relating thereto
  • Prepare, file and prosecute US and OUS trademark applications and consult with internal commercial colleagues and outside counsel as appropriate
  • Monitor watch notices and challenge and defend trademarks in opposition, cancellation, and other proceedings
  • Maximize AbbVie’s competitive trademark positions through creation and implementation of intellectual property strategies
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to cross-functional R&D, marketing, publication, communication, and other colleagues on a variety of trademark and copyright-related matters
  • Conduct trademark and copyright-related due diligence in support of business development activities
  • Provide trademark-related legal advice relating to and in support of the company’s brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, and product protection activities
  • Partner with and support other departments on brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, and product protection issues
  • Manage and engage in online enforcement against unauthorized use of AbbVie’s trademarks, including working with service providers, industry collaborations and online platforms and initiating UDRPs and civil actions as appropriate
  • Manage trademark recordations with customs
Qualifications:

Requirements: 

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and state bar admission (specific state admission not required)
  • Strong legal, analytical, research, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to meet deadlines
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented with high work standards
  • Ability to work well collaboratively and independently
  • Willingness and ability to work with and coordinate activities with a large number of individuals across various US and OUS departments
  • Ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems
  • Ability to manage and serve a wide range of client groups within the company by recognizing and responding quickly and pragmatically.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • 3+ years of law firm or in-house U.S. and OUS trademark prosecution, searching and enforcement experience
  • Juris Doctorate from a nationally recognized law school
  • Admitted to practice law
  • Pharmaceutical or aesthetics industry experience preferred
  • Experience in online brand protection preferred
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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