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What you will do
 
As the Senior Trademark Counsel for Johnson Controls you will work closely with senior management at Johnson Controls to develop and implement global strategies for the protection & use of its trademarks and ensure that these strategies are aligned to the business’s goals and objectives.
 
How you will do it
 
You will be responsible for all aspects of trademark work that arise for a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader with customers in more than 150 countries. You will lead the in-house team of highly experienced trademark professionals who manage trademark proceedings including filings, oppositions, cancellation actions and renewals.  You will also develop strategies to clear and protect JCI’s market leading brands.  You will provide business focused advice for Johnson Controls on all aspects of trademark matters including the availability and protection of trademarks, transactions and enforcement of trademark rights. You will manage a network of outside counsel and deliver efficient trademark legal services.  You will create and direct effective programs to combat counterfeiting on online trading platforms and other channels. Additionally, you will register, maintain and recover domain names, enforce intellectual property rights (including trademarks, domain names, copyrights, and designs) around the world and manage trademark litigation in partnership with the in-house litigation group.  Furthermore, you will lead the development and communication of trademark policies and procedures across the company and deliver effective training programs on trademark matters and negotiate and draft IP agreements such as TM licenses and co-existence agreements. Finally, you will work to generate revenue from the licensing of trademark rights and also manage trademark aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions.
What we are looking for
 
Johnson Controls is seeking a qualified lawyer or qualified trademark practitioner with at least 7 years of relevant experience and extensive knowledge in trademark matters.   The ideal candidate would have excellent academic credentials and will either be a United States qualified lawyer and a member in good standing of a bar in the US with international trademark experience or a qualified EU trademark attorney or lawyer in an EU country with international trademark experience.
 
In addition to the above, we are also looking for:
  • An experienced trademark practitioner with sophisticated judgement on trademark matters around the world;
  • A candidate that thinks strategically and communicates complex matters clearly;
  • A leader who can manage through ambiguity and develop pragmatic and ethical solutions in a fast paced commercial environment;
  • An enthusiastic team player who will build strong professional relationships with branding and marketing clients and colleagues at all levels across the organization.  
  • A mentor, motivator and developer of a high performing trademark team. 
  • Someone that demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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