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Online since 14/07/2021

Intellectual Property Paralegal with excellent English, Brussels area in Anderlecht

This position will support all aspects of the company’s Intellectual Property practice, with a focus on patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright.  You will report directly to the Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property and will interact with Global Colleagues

RESPONSIBILITIES & SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES 

 

  • Accountable for all aspects of U.S. trademark filing, prosecution and maintenance and oversees filing and maintenance of international trademark applications and registrations, including liaising with foreign counsel
  • Manage and maintain patent and trademark docket for deadlines as well as manage our large global trademark portfolio 
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to design and execute programs to proactively deter misuse of company intellectual property, including brand enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programs
  • Assist inventors with preparation and submission of invention disclosures, freedom to operate search requests, and trade secret protection plan submissions; Manage and administer the inventor award program and ensure timely payments to inventors
  • Review product names, product technology and marketing assets prior to internal and/or external distribution to ensure proper use of company trademarks/copyrights and other intellectual property assets
  • Engage with internal global marketing teams to conduct and analyze trademark clearance searches
  • Facilitate reporting on global brand protection and enforcement activities to business partners, and stay up to date on industry trends in global brand protection and enforcement
  • Develop guidelines, update internal policies/procedures, and conduct trainings for key stakeholders about brand protection, copyright matters and other intellectual property issues
  • Communicate with outside counsel on patent-related matters, facilitate patent prosecution and coordinate virtual marking for patented products
  • Coordinate and prepare materials for IP Committee meetings including agenda and minutes
  • Manage and update, as needed, the compay’s internal IP policies and other documents, including its Patent Policy, Trade Secret Policy, Trademark Reference Guide, and external facing patent marking page
  • Assist with various tasks relating to operations, including IP budgeting, invoices, accruals and tracking / forecasting, and reporting on key metrics
  • Assist with e-billing system administration, review and approve all IP invoices

Education

  • Undergraduate degree or comparable years of experience

Job Experience

  • 5 years of experience as an IP paralegal or administrative specialist with a law firm or company
  • Global experience is a plus

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiar with the intricacies of the IP prosecution process
  • Paralegal certification a plus

Desirable Job Competencies

  • Highly Organized & Detailed Oriented
  • Technically Savvy
  • Efficient
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional
  • Team Player
  • Positive Attitude
  • Great Sense of Humor

This is a great opportunity to join a great team of professionals working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

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  • Sector: Other

Our client is a global leader in barrier protective solutions with presence in Europe, America and Asia. They are the production leaders of hand and arm protection solutions, clothing and condoms.

If you would like to apply for this job please get in touch with our International Talents team 

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