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Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Carter’s, Inc. (Company) to conduct a search for its IP Counsel. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed back to MLA and delays may result.
Overview: Reporting to the Vice President & Associate General Counsel, the IP Counsel will develop and implement strategies to protect the Company’s trademarks, patents, and copyrights as well as advise on other general IP matters. The IP Counsel will provide oversight to trademark paralegals and staff as well as lead cross-functional project teams as needed.
Company: Carter’s, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of young children’s apparel and related products. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in over 60 countries in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers. They are also sold through over 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico and on-line at www.carters.com, www.oshkosh.com, and www.cartersoshkosh.ca. The Company’s Just One You, Precious Firsts, and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon.com. In addition, the Company owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter’s is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Experience: 6-10+ years of professional experience managing trademark, patent, and copyright portfolios in either a law firm or in-house legal department. Experience working with apparel and/or retail companies strongly preferred. JD from an accredited law school and a current and active member in good standing of a U.S. state and/or federal bar association.
Relos: Local candidates are strongly preferred.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com. To learn more about Allegis Partners, visit www.allegis-partners.com