CBS Corporation Trademark Paralegal in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Corporate
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.
CBS Corporation IP/Trademarks Legal department is seeking a Paralegal who will work independently to maintain trademarks and assist Attorneys with clearance and enforcement work. The Paralegal will maintain portfolios of marks for certain CBS business divisions and assist in answering clients’ questions about those portfolios. The successful candidate will join an accomplished IP team which plays a critical role in establishing and protecting the intellectual property of CBS’ global organization.
The Paralegal’s responsibilities cover these important areas:
Trademark Clearance - conduct initial scan, order search report and receive and digest it, draft and finalize advice with attorney, send the report to client and prepare to discuss the results.
Registration, Domestic & Foreign - advise client on goods and services descriptions and options for filing, finalize instructions for filing applications, advise on appropriate legal notices (TM and ®) notations.
Respond to US Office Actions & Issues on Foreign Examinations - prepare responses to office actions that address the form of the application to USPTO and foreign offices and file responses with USPTO, prepare drafts for attorney for substantive office actions.
Trademark & Records Maintenance - renewals, domestic filings of evidence, correspondence with USPTO and foreign agents.
Enforcement - review foreign and domestic watch notices, obtain investigations, draft recommendations to clients for attorney review, opposition and litigation support.
3 - 5 years trademark paralegal experience, domestic & foreign (excludes patent experience)
College degree or equivalent experience
Experience with subscription trademark databases such as Saegis or equivalent
Computer proficiency including trademark databases (WebTMS is a plus)
Experience with Internet searches for history of brand uses and infringer’s activity
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be detailed, deadline oriented and organized in a fast paced environment
Interest or work experience in the media/broadcasting industry highly preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled