Senior Legal Counsel - Legal Brand Protection

Site Name: USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park Posted Date: Aug 17 2021 Are you energized by a high-profile legal role that allows you to shape policies and procedures to positively impact the business? If so, this Senior Legal Counsel - Legal Brand Protection role could be an exciting opportunity to explore. As Senior Legal Counsel Legal Brand Protection, you will be responsible for the strategy, clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and domain names relating to the business. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Devise and deliver trademark strategy and support for a portfolio of pharmaceutical brands Advise on and manage dispute resolution and litigation relating to the trademark portfolio Advise on the IP aspects of M&A transactions both in the US and internationally, and on various other commercial agreements Educate the business on how to create strong, protectable brands while effectively managing IP risk Manage a global network of external advisors and legal budget Manage or supervise paralegals supporting the relevant brands and projects Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Qualification to practice law in the US (with experience of working in an advisory role either in private practice or in-house) A mature knowledge of trademark laws and the ability to apply that knowledge strategically to manage risks Experience prosecuting trademark applications through the USPTO and managing administrative proceedings through the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Familiarity with international trademark prosecution Ability to work on own initiative with minimal support, multi-task and prioritize tasks to align with business objectives Clear and concise written and oral communication skills and the ability to translate complex matters into simple terms digestible by a wide variety of audiences Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills demonstrated through interactions with clients and third parties, and confidence working in international teams and with senior stakeholders and leaders throughout the organization Ability to lead teams on projects and other specific matters and to mentor others in the organization Ability to engage proactively across a broad range of client groups Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk Managing individual and team performance. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally. Developing people and building a talent pipeline. Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation. Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally. Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen. If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. 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