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Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three exciting business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?

This position will be located in Stamford, CT and will report to the Senior Counsel for Trademarks. The role is responsible for assisting with all trademark support services primarily for Henkel Laundry/Homecare. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and organized and possess strong interpersonal skills, initiative and the ability to manage a demanding workload as a key member of the Trademark team within the Legal Department.

 What we offer

  • Act as trademark paralegal member of corporate IP team including:
  • Maintain trademark docket.
  • Conduct preliminary and detailed trademark searches and prepare concise reports.
  • Prepare, file and prosecute trademark applications (US and ex-US).
  • Assume primary responsibility for product packaging/label review for trademark and trade dress issues.
  • Counsel internal clients regarding legal issues relating to internet and social media.
  • Manage the Laundry/Homecare trademark portfolio of the Company, including management of outside counsel, when necessary.
  • Work with Legal/IP team to draft trademark-related licenses and other IP- related contracts.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry and legal best practices with regard to IP, particularly trademarks, trade dress, design patents and copyrights.
  • Serve as first point of contact with Legal/IP team for other functional groups within the Company.

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Paralegal training/certificate or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of paralegal experience in an intellectual property environment, preferably trademark, required.
  • Experience in clearing trademarks/trade dress, preparing/filing/prosecuting trademark applications, and licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights required.
  • Strong understanding of USPTO trademark application and registration process, statement of use procedures, and renewal requirements.
  • Detailed knowledge of USPTO Public and Private PAIR and TESS systems, and excellent knowledge of U.S. and international trademark laws and procedures, required.
  • Understanding of use of US and international on-line trademark searching databases required.
  • Experience in legal docket management required.
  • Experience interacting with senior management required.
  • Experience in managing outside counsel required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Must be a natural at dealing firmly and professionally with outside and opposing counsel and internal clients.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, under pressure and to manage multiple, changing priorities.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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