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Senior Trademark Paralegal

Company: BAXTER
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This is where you save and sustain lives At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You 'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. -Baxter 's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. -Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives - where your purpose accelerates our mission. -Manage Trademark Portfolio for several business units. Management includes docketing, clearance, due diligence searching and providing support to trademark requests. In addition to all cited below, the position requires the Sr. Trademark Paralegal to work independently in the preparation of all necessary documentation for the filing of trademark applications in desired countries, and a good understanding of the various requirements throughout prosecution to issuance for all major countries in which Baxter generally submits its applications for trademark protection.Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain a docket for a large multinational portfolio of trademark registration and applications and execute any needed actions in advance of due dates/deadlines.
  • Maintain electronic files corresponding to that portion of Baxter 's trademark portfolio being managed by the position.
  • Manage Outside Counsel and Foreign Associates and provide needed documentation in fulfilling Baxter 's filing, prosecution and opposition instructions. -
  • Execute trademark clearance search strategies formed after consultation with IP counsel. Review clearance results with IP Counsel and communicate results to Business Clients.
  • Review weekly communications from Baxter 's trademark watch service.
  • Become an integral team member of Baxter 's trademark department and provide and seek support when needed to/from other team members.
  • Develop understanding of Baxter internal policies and systems and become proficient in getting things done in this environment.
  • Develop an understanding of client businesses and their respective products.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with attorneys to prepare trademark portfolio schedules for Business Development mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and assist with analyzing information about potential targets and their trademark portfoliosIdeal Skills & Experiences
    • Paralegal Certificate required
    • 3+ years of trademark experience - law firm and/or corporate.
    • BA or AA preferred but not required
    • Knowledgeable about Global Trademark Prosecution Docketing/procedural workflows for the different countries.
    • Prior work history with maintaining a Trademark Docket with the use of Docketing Software.
    • Familiarity with Trademark Opposition practices and procedures
    • Experienced in reviewing results provided by trademark watch services and determining which trademarks may pose a risk of likelihood of confusion with Baxter 's trademarks and communicating the risk to IP counsel
    • Familiarity with Business Development Due Diligence - gathering/sifting important information, ability to create schedules and organize transfer documents relating to trademark portfolios in acquisitions and divestitures.
    • Possessing strong Organization skills and ability to prioritize work and create and maintain order from competing demands.
    • Possessing a Focused Attention to detail.
    • Possessing ability to work independently on repetitive tasks.
    • Possessing good people skills/having the ability to get along with all levels - subordinates, peers and superiors - good client communication skills - manages reputation of self and department.
    • Ability to interface directly with marketing personnel and provide direction and counsel on trademark selection and clearance procedure.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with outside counsel/foreign associates, including non-routine correspondence.
    • Experienced with Microsoft Office productsAll prospective employees for this job will be required to verify that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law#LI-DFEqual Employment OpportunityBaxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Reasonable AccommodationsBaxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.Recruitment Fraud NoticeBaxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our . 050401

Keywords: BAXTER, Arlington Heights , Senior Trademark Paralegal, Legal , Deerfield, Illinois

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