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IP & Commercial Legal Counsel
Robert Walters France - Switzerland
19.08.2019 | Employé | 100%

A reputable Sport company, based in Romandie, is now looking to hire an IP & Commercial Legal Counsel. A bilingual (French/English) lawyer is sought for this exciting position. This is a great opportunity for a mid-level legal professional with Intellectual Property / Trademark expertise to use their knowledge and experience in a broad and varied in-house role presenting a wide range of challenges.

This is a highly international role within a global organisation.

IP & Commercial Legal Counsel

About the IP & Commercial Legal Counsel (H/F)

Reporting to the Head of Legal (Commercial), the IP & Commercial Legal Counsel manages the Company's trademarks, domain name, patent and other IP activities, assists in drafting and negotiating the company's commercial contracts and supports the business-related activities of the company. She/he has a strong command of the mechanisms of French law, as well as the laws of Switzerland, England & Wales or another relevant jurisdiction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing and maintaining the Company's strategy for intellectual property, including trademarks, patents and domain names in cooperation with external counsel.

  • Coordination of the strategy for the registration and protection of trademark portfolios with the different Company partners.

  • Day-to-day management of the activities required to manage the portfolio.

  • Follow-up of pre-litigation and litigation in relation to IP matters in cooperation with external counsel.

  • Coordination, management and follow-up of the different licensing programmes for intellectual property assets.

  • Drafting in English and French in liaison with the department(s) concerned, according to business requirements, including agreements relating to licensing, sponsorship, grants, communications, consultancy, purchasing, general conditions, loans and promotion.

  • Revising, updating and/or drafting template agreements to ensure such agreements remain in line with the evolution of Company activities, internal policies and good practice

  • Monitoring the media and keeping abreast of legal developments in the areas related to the Company's activities, including intellectual property, sports law, new technologies, competition law

  • Management, filing, retrieval and archiving of contracts and other documentation.

  • Drafting, amending and formatting contracts, minutes, memoranda, notes and other document

  • Key Requirements

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a similar position, notably in relation to trademark and IP issues

  • Experience in the field of sports or entertainment is highly preferred.

  • Excellent drafting skills in French and English and excellent written and spoken expression.

  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and organisation skillsExperience of contract management/legal processing software preferred.

To be successful in this role, demonstrating a strong willingness to learn and being passionate about Sport will be key.

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