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Paralegal

Buffalo, NY, USA

New Era Cap

About the Role

Responsibilities

Trademark maintenance, clearance and administration:
Conduct preliminary knock out searches for cap names and cap designs using domestic and international online search engines including online trademark office databases and Corsearch
Assess risk on trademark clearance issues
Assign and review trademark searches from Law Clerks
Assist with trademark prosecution and maintenance
Gather specimens for filing use affidavits and renewals
Correspond with outside counsel and international foreign associates
Assist in maintaining detailed trademark search records
Review and process Powers of Attorney
Review trademark watch notices for potential infringements and liaise with outside counsel to assess potential enforcement options
Patent administration:
Assist with processing potential patentable matters and clearance for new product designs to outside counsel for review
Contract maintenance and administration
Conduct initial review of contracts, including general business contracts, license agreements, real estate leases, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing agreements, vendor agreements, services agreements, and other business contracts domestically and internationally to help support our divisions in Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Korea, China and Japan
Assist in preparing various types of agreements, on a global basis with attorney oversight, including but not limited to:
Trademark consent agreements, non-disclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, statements of work, production services agreements, insertion orders, data protection addendums, and waiver letters for vendor compliance
Interact with and update General Counsel and all department attorneys, as well as internal business clients (including upper management as needed) on legal and business matters including contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals
Assist in ensuring consistency of business and legal objectives in all contracts
Assist in research and review of unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions and codes
Process contracts for signature
Implement and maintain contract database
Assist in coordination of other legal issues and responsibilities as directed
Counterfeit and infringement administration
Gather evidence to support and coordinate with brand protection team concerning ongoing counterfeit actions and entering third-party marketplaces
Initiate the take-down of counterfeit auctions and monitor other staff responsible for taking down counterfeit auctions
Draft cease and desist letters for counterfeiters and imitators of New Era Intellectual Property
Litigation support
Compile information and respond to discovery demands
Gather evidence to support/defend enforcement actions
Immigration assistance to include gathering of documents to process immigration applications
Corporate/Administration
Assist in the maintenance of the corporate database system
Assist with the filing of annual qualifications and registrations
Assist with drafting and processing of corporate governance documents, including board minutes, resolutions, corporate registers, powers of attorney, etc.
Knowledge of public company rules and regulations a plus
Help to supervise and train law clerks on various tasks
Collaborate with cross-functional and international teams, including finance, design, marketing, merchandising, HR and various senior leaders
Keep all sensitive matters confidential
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

Knowledge or ability to learn the areas of general corporate law and intellectual property
Strong time management skills, organizational skills and multi-tasking skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Comfortable and adept at balancing risk and opportunity and thinking creatively to enable the business to make smart decisions
Strong writing and oral communication skills
Ability to work proactively and independently on assigned tasks
Must be computer savvy with knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), the Internet and Internet search engines
Knowledge of online database query searching, intellectual property trademark databases and IP Docketing Systems is a plus
Through experience, you must be able to demonstrate achievement over time in all of the following areas:
Dealing with complexity and fast paced environments
Building and maintaining relationships
Self-starting, focused, confident, resilient and resourceful
Strong sense of confidentiality

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