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4 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Property Sales Jobs
Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

As a global ecommerce organization with millions of customers and thousands of employees in multiple countries, Groupon presents exciting challenges for our Legal department to tackle. The Legal team is a global function that handles the commercial, regulatory, employment, IP, risk, and fraud matters at Groupon. We collaborate and work cross-functionally across all business channels including product, marketing, Groupon Goods, information security, corporate development, and more.

The Intellectual Property Counsel will advise Groupon’s EMEA and global business on all aspects of the company’s brand protection and enforcement strategy, related IP issues, and associated risks. This person will collaborate and work cross-functionally across the legal department and across all business channels, including product, marketing, Groupon Goods, information security, corporate development, and other departments. This is an exciting and potentially transformational position that offers the opportunity to shape your role in an ever-changing organization.

We’re a “best of both worlds” kind of company. We’re big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We’re curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?

You’ll spend time on the following:

Primary responsibility for all aspects of trademark clearance, selection, filing, registration and maintenance, including day-to-day management of an existing portfolio

Oversee the management and processing of all third-party IP claims, prior to litigation, for EMEA

Primary responsibility for reviewing all television, online, and print advertising for EMEA for IP risk

Refine and implement company policies and processes around vetting third-party goods for authenticity for our Groupon Goods channel

Counsel all business vertical, marketing, product, and engineering teams on use of third-party IP

Manage and partner with outside counsel to maintain highest levels of service

Think critically and creatively while being a trusted adviser to the business, to the Managing Counsel, Global IP, and the General :

We’re excited about you if you have :

JD with an active bar membership

3-5+ years experience at a reputable law firm and/or corporate legal department

Extensive hands-on experience advising clients on brand protection and enforcement strategies

Experience handling third-party IP claims through successful resolution and implementing appropriate anti-counterfeiting controls

Experience with relevant online, print and broadcast IP issues

Additional Criteria:

We are looking for someone that is both self-directed and highly collaborative; that can lead projects independently while effectively working with colleagues in legal and other stakeholders in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

This person should possess good judgment and the necessary business acumen to identify and assess risk in the context of the organization’s goals and help develop creative, business-oriented solutions to complex legal issues

Should be able to work on multiple matters at once, and to execute work quickly, efficiently and with excellence while meeting deadlines under pressure

Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate legal matters effectively at all levels and across the organization

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