Staff Counsel

Verizon Arlington, VA

About the Job

What you’ll be doing... The attorney will be working independently with a wide range of internal clients regarding availability and protection of trademarks, while working in a team environment with other trademark professionals. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: + Reviewing and analyzing preliminary and comprehensive trademark clearance searches in the US and throughout the world and rendering availability opinions + Preparing and filing trademark applications, prosecuting trademark applications and portfolio management + Drafting Office Action responses for US trademark filings and managing outside counsel on the preparation of responses throughout the world + Evaluating and filing trademark oppositions, cancellations and other similar proceedings + Drafting and negotiating coexistence agreements, consent agreements, settlement agreements and trademark and other IP license agreements + Managing budgets for trademark clearance and protection work, including developing initiatives for the reduction, control and budgeting of outside counsel costs + Creating and maintaining templates and processes that are effective and efficient + Providing metrics to management + Assisting to develop educational and training programs regarding trademarks + Analyzing potential infringement situations and assisting in assertion of rights + Counseling on all aspects of trademark law + Other duties as assigned by head of department What we’re looking for... You’ll need to have: + JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience + Experience with trademark clearance, prosecution and maintenance either in-house or with a law firm. + Bar membership and needed licenses. Even better if you have: + JD Degree from a top tier law school with excellent academic performance. + Strong ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and respond to time-sensitive requests with quality work product in a fast-paced, often unpredictable environment, at all times in a cost-effective manner. + Ability to work closely and collaboratively with a team, as well as independently. + Capable of exercising sound commercial and legal judgment. + Skillful at providing clear and concise written and oral advice. When you join Verizon... You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon. Equal Employment Opportunity We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better. REQNUMBER: 477318-1A