Paramount Pictures

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

OVERVIEW AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

We have an exciting opportunity on our Intellectual Property legal team at Paramount Global! We’re seeking a Counsel, Intellectual Property with experience in trademarks prosecution, clearance and enforcement. You’ll join a pro-active and longstanding team of attorneys, trademark specialists and staff, which supports Paramount and each of its businesses’ Intellectual Property rights.

This position is responsible for providing overall Intellectual Property strategy, advice and counseling to clients and protecting certain divisions of Paramount’s trademark portfolio, domains and copyright works. The attorney, with the support of in-house professionals, directly handles US trademark clearance, filing, prosecution, substantive office actions and works with counsel in international jurisdictions for similar tasks. Trademark enforcement involves reviewing watch notices, handling investigators, drafting cease and desist letters, preparing domestic oppositions, defending cancellations, and engaging and overseeing foreign counsel for foreign advice and oppositions, along with defending third party claims, and filing UDRP actions. Copyright enforcement involves analyzing copyright and other claims, including those that can succeed to address social media misuses. This role will work with the rest of the department to support the overall intellectual property protection efforts of our companies.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years of applicable experience with trademark portfolio management at a major law firm, IP boutique and/or an in-house position
  • Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school with bar admission; excellent academic credentials and continuing legal education in Intellectual Property
  • Member of NY or CA bar

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficient in trademark law and copyright law with shown success at influencing and using initiative to achieve results
  • Computer proficiency, including trademark database and Internet
  • Excellent analytical talent, with oral and written communications skills, suitable for busy business clients, and including presentations to peers and clients
  • Ability to quickly acquire organizational and business awareness is a key success factor
  • Extraordinary work ethic, highly organized, attention to detail and ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities and handle numerous projects simultaneously
  • Ability to adapt legal work to the changing digital landscape
  • In-house trademarks experience
  • USPTO/TTAB experience

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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