Brown-Forman Trademark Paralegal in San Rafael, California

Job Description:


This is a trademark paralegal position handling the day-to-day trademark clearance, registration, maintenance and related matters for some of our distilled spirits and other brands. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented and committed to working as a positive and collaborative member of our trademark team.


Together with the Trademark Portfolio Manager and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel as needed, the Trademark Paralegal will:

  • Conduct and analyze trademark searches; prepare necessary clearance reports;

  • Handle the day-to-day prosecution of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright applications;

  • Provide guidance to clients regarding proper use of trademarks

  • Work with trademark counsel in reviewing advertising, point-of-sale and promotional materials for IP issues

  • Conduct trademark portfolio and budget reviews

  • Assist in domestic and foreign litigation and enforcement;


The successful candidate will need to be able to take initiative, think independently, strong communication and writing skills, exhibit a sense of urgency and a “what else can I do” attitude. Perform sophisticated tasks of a highly sensitive nature which affect the company's valuable brands. Candidates must also possess the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

  • 5-10+ years of experience as a trademark paralegal with high-level responsibilities on a global trademark portfolio.

  • Prior law firm or corporate IP department experience.

  • Ability to consistently plan, organize, work independently, critical thinking, meet deadlines and remain flexible in a multi-task environment.

  • Adept at conducting online trademark searches.

  • General knowledge of domestic and foreign trademark law, policies and processes.

  • Proficiency with MS Office products, particularly MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with WebTMS trademark management system and Gmail e-mail service desired.

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: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 4538BR