To support and assist the Senior Trademark Counsel with all aspects of the creation, maintenance, protection and enforcement of adidas and Reebok trademarks and designs in assigned countries and regions in accordance with agreed strategy and policies.
Clearance of adidas names, slogans and product designs against third party rights, including attendance at line reviews and checking for compliance with adidas Brand Identity guidelines.
Manage trademark portfolios for adidas and Reebok in assigned countries, (including reviewing watch notices; preparing supporting evidence for trade mark filings and oppositions; handling all correspondence on prosecution, maintenance and opposition matters; and ensuring compliance with adidas and Reebok filing policies).
Anti-counterfeiting for adidas and Reebok in assigned countries, including effective management of designated budget, providing training to customs and other enforcement authorities and identification of counterfeit adidas or Reebok products.
Support Senior Trademark Counsel with the enforcement of adidas Group trademarks and designs in assigned countries, including supporting with trademark and design infringement cases in designated countries, collecting evidence, arranging formalities and managing straightforward cases with supervision of Senior Trademark Counsel as required.
Preparation of simple agreements relating to intellectual property matters from precedent agreements e.g. co-existence/settlement agreements and short form licence agreements with supervision of Senior Trademark Counsel as required.
General administrative work (such as handling of correspondence, archiving and scanning of documents); creation and maintenance of records in Anaqua IP management system; arranging for legalisation / notarisation of documents for assigned countries; and reviewing, coding and tracking of invoices to ensure correct allocation of costs for reporting purposes.
Activities for the promotion of awareness of intellectual property matters to the adidas business, including training and presentations to Marketing, Product and Design teams.
Special projects relating to intellectual property matters assigned by the Senior Trademark Counsel from time to time.
Various internal Business Partners including:
Global Trademarks team
Global Brand & Sports Marketing Legal & Business Affairs and Global Legal Innovation teams
Designers, Product and Marketing managers within the business
Legal & senior management teams in assigned countries
External legal contacts in assigned countries, including key stakeholders (customs, authorities etc.) and legal counsel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Fluent in English (oral and written) and an excellent communicator;
Good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise effectively and give attention to detail;
Able to work under time pressure.
Comfortable working both independently as well as in a multicultural, international team;
Confident and motivated, pro-active team player with a positive attitude.
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
At least 2 years of experience of trade mark portfolio management (including experience in trade mark clearance and enforcement).
Strong IT skills, must be competent using MS Teams, Office 365 and associated applications; Knowledge of the Anaqua IP management system is an advantage.