Brown-Forman Senior Attorney - Trademarks in San Rafael, California

Job Description:

Job Summary :

This Attorney will work at the direction of JDPI’s (Jack Daniel's Properties Inc.) Chief IP Counsel in the clearance, enforcement and licensing of our IP rights.

These functions include the following:

  • 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 online monitoring and both online and offline enforcement programs

  • Manage the day-to-day needs of our IP cases

  • Conduct trademark availability searches and prepare risk analysis reports

  • 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

Requirements :

  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school

  • 5-7 years of experience in trademark enforcement, licensing, prosecution, and clearance for multinational consumer brands (experience from both a major law firm and an in-house position preferred).

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 interpersonally, including with non-lawyers

  • Exhibit sound legal and business judgement

  • Be flexible, self-starting and hard working

  • Manage costs

  • Work well on a team

  • 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.

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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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

State: CA

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4298BR