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    Domestic Appliances - Paralegal, Trademarks, Designs and Domain Names

    Job Title

    Domestic Appliances - Paralegal, Trademarks, Designs and Domain Names

    Job Description

    In this role, you have the opportunity to

    contribute to the establishment of a world-class intellectual property department in a fast-moving company which brings innovative products to consumers across the globe. The Philips Domestic Appliances intellectual property department is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic paralegal who wants to participate in this exciting journey, takes ownership and delivers results. You will join a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about supporting the Domestic Appliances business by helping to create and protect our trademarks, designs and domain names.

    You are responsible for

    • conducting TM availability searches in Corsearch or a similar tool and seeking local advice from external agents in CN, RU or US whenever needed

    • handling URL requests; Google Adwords requests

    • preparation of trademark applications, interface work with coordinating agent (initially for trademarks), e.g., translating instructions from IP Counsel to agent regarding office actions (refusals, oppositions-in, consent letters), maintenance actions

    • ensuring business alignment on TM office actions

    • confirming and obtaining evidence of TM maintenance/use checks with the business (renewals, declarations of use, etc.)

    • screening TM watches and aligning with IP Counsel(s)

    • aligning with business on oppositions-out

    • instructing external agents for advice and/or filing oppositions

    • participating in Brand Protection activities such as online monitoring (e-commerce); aligning with IPC/business, social media monitoring; aligning with IPC/business and preparation of customs recordals (global) (such as applications for action in the EU, RU and outside the EU – instructing React where applicable)

    You are a part of

    the Domestic Appliances business, a global leader in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances. It has successfully launched groundbreaking products such as the Airfryer, fully automatic coffee machines with the easiest to clean milk system LatteGo, the PerfectCare Elite steam generator and SpeedPro Max Aqua cordless vacuum cleaner. The Domestic Appliances Legal team is focused on providing pro-active and top-notch practical support. This role is part of the global Legal team and you will report into the Manager, Integrated Intellectual Property Support. The position will be based on the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven.

    To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

    • Bachelor in law or similar legal education

    • at least 3 years of relevant working experience as a paralegal or assistant in IP with a focus on trademarks

    • You are familiar with intellectual property law in general and trademark law specifically

    • be able to work in an accurate manner, with a keen eye for detail

    • language skills: strong in English and sufficient knowledge of additional languages; knowledge of one “roman” language (e.g. French, Spanish or Latin) is desirable

    • be stress resistant and be able to work with tight deadlines

    • have a good understanding of the business / marketing environment

    • stakeholder management

    • ability to manage problems, challenges and issues effectively and on time

    In return, we offer you

    A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

    Why should you join Philips Domestic Appliances?

    Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with approximately 7,500 employees and EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world.

    In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, and is committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves.

    In its 130-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale. Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.



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