Senior Legal Analyst - Intellectual Property

Vanguard is a leading provider of financial products and services to individual and institutional investors world-wide. Known for its strong ethical business practices and client focus, Vanguard fosters a collaborative, team-oriented environment that rewards and recognizes distinguished individual performance. As a member of Vanguard's Legal and Compliance Operations team, you'll work with a team of talented professionals who share a commitment to excellence. The Senior Legal Analyst assists Vanguard's Intellectual Property Legal team with securing and protecting Vanguard's intellectual property through trademark and domain name monitoring, acquisition, registration, maintenance and enforcement



Duties and Responsibilities



  • Supports the development and management of Vanguard's global trademark portfolio, including filings, prosecution and maintenance, and interfacing with outside counsel
  • Assists with advising Vanguard's business units on trademark clearance, and the use and filing of new trademarks
  • Conducts US trademark search analysis and drafts clearance opinions
  • Reviews Vanguard's global brand watch reports for actionable trademark violations
  • Provides support on global brand protection, including TTAB oppositions and cancellation proceedings, international oppositions and enforcement actions, and the collection and preparation of supporting evidence
  • Monitors and manages Vanguard's domain name portfolio, including registrations, acquisitions, transfers, DNS modifications and renewals
  • Coordinates with Vanguard's Cyber Threat Intelligence Center and Fraud team in support of online brand enforcement
  • Supports brand enforcement actions, including assisting with research, cease and desist communications, UDRP filings, and the collection and preparation of supporting evidence
  • Assists with targeted IP training to Vanguard's US and International business units




Qualifications and Experience



  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of relevant professional trademark paralegal experience
  • Experience with U.S. and foreign trademark portfolio management, clearance, prosecution, oppositions and cancellations, maintenance and enforcement
  • Experience with domain name portfolio management and enforcement actions preferred
  • Excellent undergraduate academic credentials
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to balance business and legal needs and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a high-performing team


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