Legal Counsel - Aldena Associates

Legal Counsel

Job Title:        Legal Counsel (IP)

Department:  Legal

Reports to:    General Counsel

Main Role:

As a Legal Counsel you will work as part of the international in-house legal department responsible for a wide range of legal work, including contractual, corporate, commercial, regulatory, IP and compliance matters. This role will report to the General Counsel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Company IP portfolio (Trademarks, Patents, designs, copyrights).
  • Identify registrable IP assets and prepare patent, copyright, and trademark applications.
  • Liaise with external IP lawyers to implement the IP strategy and coordinate the actions to be taken.
  • Manage IP-focused commercial agreements, and particularly
  • IP-license agreements,
  • complex commercial agreements, incl. joint development, collaboration and joint venture agreements;
  • intercompany agreements;
  • Manage IP pre-contentious and Litigation matters, by working on IP infringement matters

Person Specification:

  • Experienced as a Legal Counsel gained in a large law firm and/or in-house legal department. (4 to 5 years post qualification).
  • substantial experience in IP counselling and long-lasting knowledge and expertise in the overall field of Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights);
  • particular experience in IP prosecution and/or IP litigation;
  • working experience on cross-border, preferably technology-related transactions and first-hand understanding of industry matters relevant to Feilo Sylvania;
  • analytical skills and solid process improvement and results orientation;
  • Well organized and have the ability to handle multi task activities.
  • Fluent in English is essential and knowledge of another European language or Mandarin is advantageous.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong Customer and Results orientation.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels in an international environment with sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Experience in the Lighting Industry is advantageous but not essential.
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