Amazon StudiosSanta Monica, CA
Full Time Job
External Job Description: Amazon is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property paralegal to manage all matters relating to coordination and maintenance of our Amazon Studios and Amazon Video trademark and copyright portfolio, and implementation of our global IP strategy. This is a great opportunity to have frequent & independent interaction with business partners worldwide, and work in a challenging environment with team-oriented co-workers. Ideal candidates must be passionate about brands and IP protection, have the ability to adapt to current and future responsibilities, as well as the willingness to expand responsibilities as needed.
Responsibilities will include:
• Conducting and analyzing trademark and copyright searches
• Advising on the naming process and clearing trademarks/titles worldwide
• Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications on a worldwide basis, managing outside counsel where required
• Managing the Amazon Studios copyright portfolio; preparing and filing copyright applications and recording documents with the U.S. Copyright Office
• Advising internal clients on appropriate trademark use
• Assisting with investigation of third party use of marks
• Reviewing social media accounts for trademark and copyright infringing activity; preparing and submitting take-down requests
• Active management of trademark opposition, cancellation, and other conflict matters
• Preparing and filing assignments in connection with business acquisitions
• Supporting licensing review and activities
• Reviewing creative assets for trademark, design and copyright issues
• Reviewing chain of title documents
Successful candidates must be able to pursue projects to completion with a minimum of input or direction, take creative initiative in creating and improving work processes, and work effectively on a variety of simultaneously active matters in a fast-paced environment.
Every day across the world we develop ideas, the services and the products that make life easier for tens of millions of customers, and make good things happen faster. From providing Earth's Biggest Selection of products to developing ground breaking software and devices that change entire industries. Amazon is a place of invention and progressive thinking.
• 3 years of experience as an Intellectual Property Paralegal in a law firm or corporate setting.
• Extensive experience with all aspects of USPTO trademark and copyright work (prosecution, maintenance, registration and renewals).
• Experience with trademark and copyright aspects of film, television and online streaming services is a plus.
• Experience handling domain name matters and reviewing marketing and advertising is a plus.
• Experience with all aspects of USPTO TTAB proceedings (opposition, cancellations).
• Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certificate is preferred.
• High attention to detail and resourceful, flexible, articulate, energetic, hard-working, and effective at trouble-shooting.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Hire & Develop the Best
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series-one that's open to great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script online for Amazon Studios to review, and those who choose to make their projects public can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community. Amazon Studios Original Content is available to Prime members and is known for bringing customers the Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle along with original hits like The Man in the High Castle, The New Yorker Presents, Red Oaks, Hand of God, Bosch, and Catastrophe . Prime members also have access to a collection of Amazon Original series for kids such as Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Wishenpoof, Just Add Magic, and the Annecy, Annie, and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf. Amazon Studios' first original movie, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq, premiered in theatres in 2015, with more coming soon.
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