Paralegal

Wilton Brands Naperville , IL 60540

Posted 2 months ago

We're passionate about bringing the love of baking and decorating to everyone, everywhere, every day.

Our message is simple we know you love baking (because we do, too) and we're constantly evolving to bring you quality products that make baking and decorating fun and easy. We're not just for the decorators of wow-worthy cakes, we're for cupcake makers and cookie bakers who love to say, "I made that!"

Wilton Brands, LLC is owned by TowerBrook Capital Partners, one of the nation's leading private equity firms. Each division within Wilton Brands is known worldwide as a market leader in its specialty business. Learn more about Wilton at http://www.wilton.com.

Come be a part of the Company's Legal Team! The Paralegal will provide practical solutions for the company's legal needs. Partner with business client groups on intellectual property matters, disputes, regulatory matters and manage Wilton's databases of intellectual property.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Intellectual Property: Manage database and docket of trademarks, domain names, patents and copyrights. Conduct preliminary trademark searches in US. Manage the clearance of international trademarks, including instructing foreign counsel and reviewing their opinions.

o Prepare and prosecute trademark applications and renewals on a worldwide basis, managing outside counsel where required.

o Assist in investigation of third party use of Wilton Brands' marks.

o Manage trademark oppositions, cancellations and other conflict matters.

o Assist in management of infringement claims and litigation.

o File US Copyright applications directly with the Library of Congress.

o Act as a liaison between product development and outside patent counsel in the filing and prosecution of patent applications.

  • Marketing: Review and approve packaging, advertising, and promotional literature, in collaboration with product development, marketing and compliance teams.

  • Disputes: Support outside counsel and Wilton Legal Team lawyers on litigation matters. Manage investigations of pre-litigation disputes with customers, suppliers and vendors. Manage the discovery process for litigation matters. Draft and manage litigation holds.

  • Regulatory: Manage investigations and responses in regulatory compliance matters.

  • Contracts: Prepare contracts using templates. Assist in maintenance of the Company's repository of executed contracts.

  • Special Projects: Assist with other projects as requested by the General Counsel.

Education and Experience:

  • 5 years of experience as a paralegal.

  • Previous experience with trademark searches.

  • Previous experience with preparation of U.S. trademarks and copyright applications.

  • Previous experience managing outside patent counsel and docketing of patents.

  • Undergraduate degree and paralegal certificate.

  • Previous experience with consumer products.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Client service mentality.

  • Ability to develop and maintain long-term, effective working relationships at all levels of the company.

Wilton Brands LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Wilton Brands LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


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Paralegal

Wilton Brands