Overview

Purpose 

Provide intellectual property legal support for adidas, including performing legal trademark clearance, interacting with business clients,  outside providers and partners, and providing other support as needed. <

Key Responsibilities

  • Counsel and perform clearance for marketing businesses, including reviewing copy, advertisements, digital marketing content, and creative around events and activations.
  • Perform design and trademark clearance and research on trademark and other intellectual property issues, including attendance at line reviews.<
  • Counsel the businesses on trademarks, graphics, and product designs (including compliance with internal trademark guidelines).<
  • Provide education and proactive counseling to the business to minimize risks and enhance intellectual property protection.<
  • Support compliance with trademark and other intellectual property aspects of licenses, sports marketing contracts and other agreements.<
  • Support creation of contracts and issues arising out of same as needed.<
  • Support defense of claims and litigation.

     

    Key Relationships

  • Legal team
  • Business clients, partners

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in trademarks and copyright<
  • Ability to provide strong customer service, demonstrate understanding of client’s needs and willingness to serve<
  • Ability to work in a fast paced department; ability to manage tight timelines<
  • Proficient in the internet<
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, a must
  • Self motivated; ability to work independently and with initiative but can also work as a team. 
  • Strong skills in research and investigation

Qualifications

  1. Law degree and bar admission
  2. 3-5 years law firm or in-house experience practicing in trademarks.