Brown-Forman Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. Senior Attorney - Trademarks in San Rafael, California
Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. (“JDPI”) handles all the intellectual property protection work for Jack Daniel’s and the spirits brands of Brown-Forman Corporation, JDPI's parent company. Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned company in the spirits business, produces and markets many well-known and some of the best-loved spirits in the world. (Please see www.b-f.com for more info).
Position Summary: This Attorney will work at the direction of the Chief IP Counsel in the clearance, enforcement, and licensing of our IP rights.
Analyze and recommend strategies in enforcement actions
Responsible for the legal aspects of the trademark licensing group; make recommendations in the negotiation of trademark license agreements and related disputes; draft related deal memos, long-form agreements, etc.
Manage the day-to-day needs of our IP cases
Conduct trademark availability searches and prepare risk analysis reports
Manage trademark prosecution and renewal activities
Assist marketing lawyers and paralegals with review of ads and promotional materials for IP issues
Work with internal personnel worldwide to obtain necessary information and follow-up re all the above
Collaborate on the management of and communicate directly with outside counsel in more than 150 countries
Will manage applicable legal support staff
JD from an accredited U.S. law school
7-10 years of experience in trademark enforcement, licensing, prosecution, and clearance in the US and Internationally.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To be successful, this person will need to be able to:
Take initiative, think independently and strategically
Negotiate smartly and manage litigation and projects efficiently
Communicate well, especially in writing and interpersonal skills, including with non-lawyers
Exhibit sound legal and business judgement
Be flexible, self-starting and hard working
Work well on a team
Manage legal support staff
Perform other IP-related legal tasks which affect the Company's valuable brands
Work proficiently with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Legal matters are tracked in WebTMS. Email is on Gmail.
Navigate and interact fluently on the Web and in social media
Travel occasionally, sometimes internationally
Valuable Skills: Working knowledge of alcoholic beverages or other consumer products, especially in non-U.S. markets.
Consumer brands experience
Experience from both a major law firm and an in-house position
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
Business Area: Jack Daniels Properties Inc
City: San Rafael
Req ID: JR-00001551