Counsel - IP Litigation

    • Shanghai, China

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Law Department, where we embrace Mattel's values and goals by providing thoughtful and timely advice to all Mattel business functions around the world. We strive to find creative, practical solutions that prudently manage risk and contribute to Mattel's success, and we practice law in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Mattel's Intellectual Property group has been recognized as one of the world's leading in-house teams. As a global practice at the world's leading toy company, we provide legal advice on cutting edge IP issues to support the company's global success. We are looking for a passionate, energetic, and collaborative attorney who embodies Mattel's core values and principles.

Responsibilities:
Manage Mattel's IP (non-patent) portfolio, litigation, brand enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, and provide IP related advice to Mattel's business in Shanghai and the Asia Pac region. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

IP ENFORCEMENT

  • Manage IP brand enforcement efforts across all significant online marketplaces in Asia-Pac
  • Manage legal aspects of anticounterfeiting raids, including prosecutions of and civil actions against counterfeiters
  • Evaluate IP infringements and take appropriate action, including by sending C&D letters and filing/managing civil actions against infringers
  • Manage administrative enforcement cases, litigations, negotiating undertakings and settlements to bring maximum IP protection deterrence to the counterfeiter and infringers in online and offline market places
  • Work with Customs in Asia Pac to prevent the export and import of counterfeit and infringing products
  • Manage outside counsel and IP agencies to achieve IP protection goals
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with the governmental and non-governmental organizations, trade associations and brand owners, and particularly the Quality Brand Protection Committee, to support brand protection initiatives
  • Maintain relationships with ecommerce platforms to achieve better compliance with online takedown requests, proactive monitoring, and cooperation with online to offline enforcement actions against counterfeiters

IP PORTFOLIO
  • Work with Asia Pacific Business management teams to tailor IP filing and protection strategies in support of business operations and growth
  • Provide trademark clearance advice
  • Manage the filing of trademark, copyright and design applications
  • Manage trademark oppositions, invalidations, and non-use cancellations

GENERAL
  • Provide daily legal advice in connection with all IP related issues
  • Assist in the preparation, negotiation and execution of commercial projects for Mattel where IP is part of the consideration and key elements
  • Promote awareness of Mattel Intellectual Property by training key business partners, and externally to key customer/licensees and ecommerce platforms
  • Assist in review of Mattel packaging and labeling, standards and practices, and audio/visual content
  • Willingness to assist with matters outside core practice area as urgencies arise

Posting Title
Counsel, Intellectual Property, Asia Pacific (APAC)

What We're Looking For:
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND SKILLS

  • Law degree required
  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing intellectual property lawyer managing both IP litigation and prosecution
  • 3+ years of in-house experience preferred
  • Substantive knowledge of trademark, copyright and design law, including anticounterfeiting and trademark prosecution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to balance multiple competing priorities, perform well under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Must be professional, highly organized, detail-oriented, courteous, well-spoken, discrete, dependable, good with people, and a team player
  • Must be comfortable with technology and skilled with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Job Type
Regular

Job Category
Legal
ABOUT US

Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential.
Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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Company

Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential.


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