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Job ID 10092032 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jun. 11, 2024

Job Summary:

Paralegal, Trademarks

At Disney our Paralegals are highly respected because their skills are quite simply, essential.  Do you take pride in providing high-quality paralegal support to attorneys?  Do you have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills?  Do you have acute attention to details and deadlines, and a proactive mindset?  Are you a team player, known for keeping your cool under pressure?  If you’re nodding your head, then a Trademark Paralegal position in the Corporate Legal Department of The Walt Disney Company might be right for you!  You’d be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that protects and advises on the company’s Intellectual Property matters around the world.  We protect some of the world’s most famous intellectual property and provide legal counsel on important trademark matters globally.  In addition, we support the company’s IP practice as well as manage the trademark registration policies and practices.  This is a role where you would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business.  Join us – apply today!

The position will report to the Paralegal Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of trademark registration matters in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, including trademark prosecution, maintenance, renewals, conflicts, chain-of-title, etc.
  • Assist with all aspects of title, editorial, and trademark clearance, including perform searches, analyze search results, draft opinions for attorney review, etc.
  • Liaise with outside counsel, etc.
  • Assist with document production, including, researching, authenticating, gathering, and documenting trademark evidence, etc.
  • Assist with drafting and preparing correspondence and legal documents for attorney review, etc. 
  • Assist with preparing, processing, and recording chain-of-title related documents, etc.
  • Assist with trademark database maintenance, including data entry, docketing deadlines, etc.
  • Assist with data, information and document management, and recordkeeping, etc.
  • Prepare summaries and reports, etc., as needed.
  • Assist with other IP-related projects, etc., as may be necessary from time to time.

Candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • At least one year of paralegal experience with an emphasis on trademark and clearance work.
  • Knowledge of foreign and domestic trademark laws and requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, and excellent attention to details.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize workload, and strong follow-up and follow-through skills.
  • The ability to handle a high volume of deadline-intensive work.
  • Be a self-starter with an excellent work ethic and commitment to professionalism.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office software programs, Adobe software, trademark database software, billing software, document management software, online research skills including caselaw databases, etc.
  • A willingness to learn and use new research materials and practice tools.

Education:

  • BA/BS degree and/or relevant work experience
  • ABA-approved Paralegal Certification

The hiring range for this position in California is $70,000.00-$93,800.00 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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