Paralegal - Brand Protection

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Brand Protection Paralegal supports the legal department with fraud and infringement monitoring, reporting, and compliance strategies with respect to WWP’s intellectual property (IP). The Brand Paralegal works closely with WWP’s marketing team to determine an effective IP prosecution and enforcement strategy. The Brand Paralegal drafts and revises IP licenses, other brand-related contract, and legal documents and communications.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the legal liaison for brand-related questions to support marketing, communications, resource development, and other WWP teammates. Coordinate timely response with appropriate parties and serve as a liaison among attorneys, WWP teammates, and other third parties to effectively respond to requests.
  • Monitor, investigate, and make recommendations to the legal department on fraud and infringement claims, and manage online brand abuse and counterfeit product enforcement actions.
  • Draft and revise trademark and copyright licenses, related IP contracts, and business communications, under attorney supervision. Prepare and draft reports, correspondence, and memoranda of law.
  • Maintain the organization’s IP portfolio including assisting with brand protection strategy discussions, IP prosecution and docketing needs, brand-related risk assessments, and document retention protocol.
  • Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations impacting WWP brand matters, including commercial co-venture, Better Business Bureau standards, and contest/sweepstakes/small games of chance regulations. Summarize findings into actionable summaries.
  • Maintain the online brand approval system and provide education to WWP teammates and third-party stakeholders on using the approval system.
  • Consult with WWP attorneys or outside counsel to obtain legal opinions and advice.
  • Coordinate the collection and organization of information, data, documents, materials and other evidence required to respond to fraud and infringement investigations and discovery.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all organization data and information.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Strong written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to draft written contracts, legal documents, and business correspondence.
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability, and ability to utilize critical thinking skills. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality deliverables while coordinating multiple projects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Team player, with ability to respond with flexibility and understanding.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with tact and maturity. Demonstrated emotional intelligence.
  • Resourceful, well organized, dependable, and efficient. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated legal research expertise using electronic resources, e.g., Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning to improve competencies in writing contracts and in legal compliance to support the organization.
  • High energy level, self-starter, and willing to take initiative.
  • Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct.
  • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with.
 

EXPERIENCE

Requirements

  • Three years of experience working in a law firm or corporate legal department.
 Preferences

  • Two years of experience working with nonprofits, intellectual property, trademarks, or fraud investigations.
 

EDUCATION

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Equivalent combination of education, experience, training, or certification may be considered in lieu of degree.
Preferences

  • Completion of paralegal studies program.
 

CREDENTIALS/LICENSURE

Requirements

  • Certified Paralegal or eligible to become certified as a paralegal based on current job experience.
 

Preferences

  • Certified Registered Paralegal.

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