NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
NIKE, Inc.’s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide Nike’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. Nike attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to Nike’s global business. As Nike changes the future of sport, the Nike Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a self-starter, flexible problem solver and outstanding communicator to join our NIKE Trademark & Design team as a Paralegal! In this role, we need you to play a critical role in building and protecting one of the world’s most recognizable and inspirational brands. To be successful, one must be someone who has a desire to take the initiative to learn new things, is comfortable working cross functionally on multiple matters, and an ability to influence different personalities and perspectives!
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
This Paralegal will assist in handling the NIKE, and CONVERSE global trademark, copyright, and domain name portfolio and be part of a robust, collaborative team. Together with your paralegal colleagues and partnering trademark attorneys, the TM Paralegal will:
Conduct and analyze the global trademark screens in collaboration with partnering Lawyers and Paralegals to determine availability of trademarks, taglines, product names, and other consumer facing content
Handle day to day prosecution of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright applications in partnership with a team Lawyer
Collaborate with Lawyers to handle trademark opposition and cancellation actions, including review of Watch Notices and gathering of evidence and coming with a point of view associated with next steps
Provide in collaboration with TM Lawyers approved risk analysis and guidance to clients regarding proper use of trademarks
Flag legal issues in connection with product claims, licensing, public relations, sports marketing, and contests. Collaborate and direct to experts in these areas as needed to determine further analysis
Present to small and large groups impactful trademark and copyright training
Actively participate in special projects, including establishing key strategies, guidelines, processes and procedures, to enable the Trademark & Copyright team to provide best in class service to its business partners
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
This role is located at our Beaverton World Headquarters. Together with your paralegal colleagues and partnering trademark attorneys, and will work with business groups across all of Nike.
WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE
College degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred
Minimum of 3 years experience as a trademark paralegal in a law firm or corporate law department required
Experience with domain name and copyright law a plus
Ability to use internet-based trademark search databases for domestic and international searches, including experience with design codes required
Experience with IP portfolio management databases (experience with Anaqua preferred)
Experience creating impactful training materials using PowerPoint preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills required
Able to effectively manage and prioritize a high-volume workload and work well under pressure in a fast-moving environment
Ability to work independently
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 533058
About Nike Inc
Because we exist to serve athletes, we dare to design the future of sport.To us, innovation is about elevating human potential. We obsess the needs of the world’s best athletes, using their insights to create products that are beautiful and useful for everyone.To make big leaps, we take big risks. Incremental change won’t get us to where we want to go fast enough. So we pursue moonshots — like developing the first self-lacing shoe, running the first two-hour marathon, and committing to 100% renewable energy use in our facilities.At Nike, every employee is an explorer. We unite diverse perspectives — scientists and shoe designers, coders and quarterbacks — to share knowledge of the body in motion. We house countless designers and innovators. That includes computer scientists, biomechanists, physiologists, chemists, materials developers — even a planetary astrophysicist.At Nike, it’s in our nature to innovate.Our diverse Nike team is the spark that ignites our imagination and drives innovation. We speak dozens of languages and live in more than 190 countries. We are some of the world’s top designers, engineers and salespeople. From the retail floor to our global offices, differences ...drive our excellence.Nike represents a global culture of sport, style and the pursuit of greatness. We are passionate about potential and believe everyone should have the tools to reach theirs. We invest in our employees, inspiring the new ideas, methods and products that drive the future of sport.