Trademark Counsel

Key information

  • Publication date:19 July 2024
  • Workload:100%
  • Contract type:Permanent position
  • Place of work:Neuhausen am Rheinfall
Johnson Controls is a world leader in smart buildings, creating safe, healthy and sustainable spaces.

For nearly 140 years, we’ve made buildings better and now we’re transforming them again with our award-winning digital technologies and services. We’re using artificial intelligence and data driven solutions to give you deeper insight into your building’s health, sustainability and performance. It’s changing the way we design, operate and maintain indoor environments and driving to a new era of autonomous buildings.

We deliver the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, hotels, manufacturing and beyond through OpenBlue, our comprehensive suite of connected solutions.

Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology, software and services. Supported by a team of more than 100,000 dedicated employees working across 150 countries, we’re helping customers achieve their sustainability goals and power their mission.

Job description:

What you will do

Join our top-notch legal team and become the guardian of our global trademark portfolio. In this pivotal role, you'll manage and safeguard our key brands, navigate through complex IP challenges, and provide strategic legal counsel.
With a minimum of 5 years of experience in trademark practice, you'll bring your expertise to oversee international trademark strategies, ensuring our intellectual property remains protected and enforced. Your ability to collaborate across our global organization will be key to our collective success!

How you will do it

  • Efficiently manage, protect, and enforce the global trademark portfolio for our key brands.
  • Vigilantly monitor trademarks and expertly handle disputes, oppositions, cancellations, and litigation within the portfolio.
  • Instruct outside counsel in adversarial proceedings, ensuring cost management and adherence to budget. Skilfully draft and review cease and desist letters, co-existence agreements, and settlement agreements.
  • Provide invaluable guidance to the business in branding decisions, developing comprehensive global trademark protection plans, conducting clearance searches, and offering risk assessments.
  • Offer expert legal advice on trademark and other brand-related IP matters, including copyright and licensing, in commercial agreements and M&A transactions.
  • Develop and implement robust strategies for brand protection and enforcement, while providing training to the business in these areas.

Required profile:

What we look for

  • University degree in law, a specialization in intellectual property law is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing trademark law, preferably gained in an in-house role.
  • Demonstrated track record in successfully managing a trademark portfolio in an international context.
  • Strong proficiency in English language used for collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong team player, with the ability to effectively build and develop relationships across an international organization, leveraging them for success.

What we offer:

Our culture

Johnson Controls offers the world's largest portfolio of building technology, software and services. Supported by a team of more than 100,000 dedicated employees working across 150 countries, we're helping customers achieve their sustainability goals and power their mission.

At Johnson Controls you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in today’s market. Our hardworking people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, results-oriented, hardworking and above all fun.

We believe that diversity and inclusion matter and make a difference. By embracing the true value of diversity and inclusion, getting comfortable with having crucial conversations, and valuing different perspectives, we will be one of the most desirable places to work.

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