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Paralegal (Trademark)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 522389BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Brand The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 02/05/2018
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Legal Department is seeking a Trademark Paralegal to join the Trademark Division of the Intellectual Property Group. The Trademark Division administers and maintains trademark applications and registrations, and manages trademark proceedings for The Walt Disney Company, its subsidiaries, and affiliates worldwide.

Responsibilities

Assist Disney's intellectual property attorneys with all aspects of trademark registration matters in US and foreign jurisdictions, including:
  • trademark clearance searches and opinions
  • trademark prosecution, maintenance and renewals, and conflicts
  • liaising with outside counsel
  • researching and gathering evidence
  • drafting correspondence and legal documents such as affidavits, declarations, and other legal documents for attorney review
  • initiating and overseeing recordal of assignments, name changes, address changes and other chain of title changes, and preparing related documents as necessary
  • preparing summaries and running reports
  • data entry, docketing, and trademark database maintenance
  • other trademark-related projects and/or other projects, as may be necessary from time to time.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 years of paralegal experience
  • Knowledge of foreign and domestic trademark country laws and requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize workload
  • Ability to handle a high volume of deadline-intensive work
  • Strong follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with all levels, both internal and external
  • Experience with working effectively in a collaborative team-environment
  • Self-starter with an excellent work ethic and commitment to professionalism
  • Ability to recognize and eliminate inefficiencies and promote continuous improvement
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office software programs, Adobe software, trademark database software, billing software, document management software, and online research skills
  • Willingness to learn and use new research materials and practice tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of paralegal experience with an emphasis on trademark clearance, registration and conflict in both domestic and international jurisdictions
  • Experience with Anaqua, eDOCs, and Serengeti

Required Education

  • 4-year degree
  • Paralegal Certificate

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.
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