Corporate Trademark Counsel (Syndikusrechtsanwalt) (all genders)

Posted 25 Feb 2020

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 203770


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role: Within the Trademarks, Designs and Copyright department, you will be responsible for the global protection and independent management of the international trademark and domain portfolio of our corporate brands, as well as other related intellectual property rights, such as designs and copyrights and related legal topics including unfair competition. You will work independently, representing the department in interaction with Group functions with a focus on Group Communications as well as other (cross-functional) teams from Tax, HR, IT, Procurement, Regulatory, Governmental Affairs, M&A and other functions both locally and globally. Your tasks include providing comprehensive support to the various stakeholders in designing, implementing and proactively shaping trademark, designs, and copyrights protection and enforcing strategies on Group level, including anti-counterfeiting and border measures, and in avoiding intellectual property rights conflicts. You will also advise in the implementation of the proper use, monitoring and defense of trademarks, domains, designs and copyrights offline and on the Internet. Your tasks include reviewing and auditing of marketing and communication materials related to internal and external marketing campaigns and group-wide initiatives online and offline, as well as digital applications and platforms regarding intellectual property rights, internet law requirements and liability questions.

In addition, you will supervise national and international legal disputes and administrative proceedings related to trademark, domains, copyrights, and designs. Under your leadership, contracts in the field of trademark, domains, copyrights, designs and Internet law will be drafted, checked and entered into. You will support projects such as restructurings, with a particular focus on trademark and other intellectual property rights generation. You will plan, conduct and evaluate trademark researches. Furthermore, in carrying out your tasks, you will correspond with the global subsidiaries, (intellectual property) authorities both in Germany and abroad, and international and regional organizations, as well as collaborating with a global network of attorneys.


Who you are:

  • University degree in law.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the trademark department of a company or a law firm.
  • Relevant knowledge of trademark, copyrights, designs, domains and procedural law and confidence in working with trademark administration programs.
  • Excellent communication and team player skills.
  • Commercial mindset, solution-oriented and well-organized to work under tight timelines.
  • Excellent command of English, German skills would be a plus.



What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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