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Brown-Forman Trademark Paralegal- Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. in San Rafael, California

Meaningful Work From Day One:

Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. (“JDPI”) handles all the intellectual property protection work for Jack Daniel’s and the beverage-alcohol brands of Brown-Forman Corporation, JDPI's parent company. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned companies in the beverage-alcohol business, produces and markets many of the most well-known and best-loved spirits in the world. Please see for more information.

What You Can Expect:

  • Working closely with JDPI’s attorneys, paralegals, and other team members, the Trademark Paralegal will assume a project management role for offensive and defensive conflicts involving the Jack Daniel’s brand worldwide and assist with overflow clearance and prosecution work for Brown-Forman’s brands on an as-needed basis. This includes:

  • Researching and analyzing potential trademark infringements, including conducting third party trademark searches using available databases, desktop research, and reviewing watch notices;

  • Managing case dockets and deadlines;

  • Instructing and managing outside counsel in conflict matters;

  • Drafting affidavits, and gathering and reviewing evidence to support trademark enforcement cases;

  • Working with attorneys to draft and send cease and desist letters and follow-up communications to infringers;

  • Working on online enforcement matters, including collaborating with JDPI’s e-commerce enforcement service provider and drafting and submitting infringement takedown requests to online marketplaces and social media websites;

  • Conducting and analyzing trademark searches and drafting clearance reports;

  • Handling prosecution of domestic and foreign trademark applications; and

  • Assisting in other intellectual property-related matters as needed.

What You Bring to the Table:

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the “can-do” attitude needed for a fast-paced environment. Candidates must also possess the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a paralegal

  • Strong attention to detail and superior time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing

  • Willingness to take ownership and show initiative

  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

What Makes You Unique:

  • Trademark paralegal experience preferred

  • Familiarity with WebTMS trademark management system and Google Workspace tools (including Gmail) desired.

What We Pay:

The range of pay for the role is $53/hour-$60/hour

The base salary will be $42.40/hour-$48/hour paid semi-monthly; the cost of labor allowance equal to 25% of the base salary will be paid monthly.

NOTE: Base salary range depends on a combination of job-related factors, including candidate skills and experience.

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: California

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00006851