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Description: Salesforce seeks to hire an attorney to join the growing trademark and copyright team. This lawyer will report to the Head of Trademarks and Copyrights and will be tasked with creatively handling the IP issues that rain from the cloud. The role presents the opportunity to help manage the company's worldwide trademark portfolio, oversee the partner branding program, and advise internal clients and cross-functional teams on cutting-edge trademark and copyright issues across Salesforce’s various cloud-based offerings. The range of responsibilities includes trademark and domain selection, clearance, prosecution, and policing, trademark, copyright and music licensing, and handling of DMCA notices, just to name a few. This role will afford the opportunity to take on lots of responsibility and work at a high-level very quickly.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Help manage Salesforce's global trademark, copyright, and domain portfolios
Advise business on selection of trademarks, conduct global trademark clearances, and prepare risk assessments.
Manage trademark oppositions, cancellations, and other disputes including preparation of relevant evidence
Provide litigation support for trademark matters
Manage partner and online brand enforcement program
Assist with drafting and negotiating complex intellectual property agreements
Assist in creation, maintenance and management of company branding policies
Work cross-functionally to provide IP guidance and support to Alliances, M&A, Real Estate, Commercial, Product & Privacy legal teams
Handle both offensive and defensive DMCA issues
Required Education and/or Experience
Must be admitted to practice law and be a member in good standing of a state bar
Five to seven years of relevant worldwide trademark, copyright, and domain clearance, prosecution, policing, dispute and counseling experience – preferably focused on high-tech sector
In-house trademark experience preferred
The successful candidate will have the ability to team well with others and thrive in a fast paced, chaotic but fun work environment. Creativity in finding solutions that fit the Company’s culture to achieve customer success is highly valued. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to work independently while demonstrating sound business and legal judgment are key to success in this job. Familiarity with key cloud technologies and the legal issues that arise from the use of those technologies are considered a plus but are not requirements. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most cutting-edge companies in the world and play a key role in its intellectual property endeavors.
For the right candidate with inhouse experience, possible locations in addition to San Francisco include Indianapolis, Chicago, Herndon VA, Burlington, MA
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