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Office of General Counsel Trademark Paralegal Manager

Company name
PwC US

Location
New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Administrative, Intellectual Property

Posted on
Apr 08, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 22, 2020

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A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm’s legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. You’ll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm’s client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees.

As part of our team, you’ll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. You’ll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of comfort zone.

Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.

Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their development.

Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.

Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

Focus on building trusted relationships.

Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or proven record of success in, roles as a paralegal in the following areas:

Supporting trademark matters and managing a trademark portfolio, including managing the US firm’s docket of federal U.S. and global trademarks, managing filing deadlines, engaging outside local counsel, having strategy discussion with outside counsel on trademark filings and applications, and interfacing with PwC business stakeholders on filings, applications and the like;

Supervising trademark docket clerks, including establishing daily tasks and strategic priorities;

Managing outside vendor resources used to coordinate trademark searches, trademark watch service; and trademark docket, including negotiating commercial terms on annual basis;

Performing knockout and full trademark searches and clearances to determine whether proposed uses of new brands may infringe third party brands and to determine suitability / feasibility of likelihood of a successful trademark registration;

Coordinating powers of attorney for outside local law firms in 30 countries on periodic basis;

Filing trademark applications and responding to trademark office actions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including working with business teams and OGC attorneys to establish substance of applications and communicating with trademark examiners in the USPTO to negotiate scope of applications;

Working with OGC to establish a process for management of patent docket and performing similar tasks as the above for patents and PwC’s patent portfolio (which have not yet been established);

Possessing communication skills (written and verbal) and experience working with stakeholders on a global basis are essential;

Demonstrating the ability to synthesize and communicate complex topics to others in simple/concise manner;

Showing the ability to communicate across cultures and disciplines; and,

Coordinating trademark matters across PwC Network and potentially legal teams in multiple countries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

Company info

PwC US
Website : http://www.pwc.com

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