Thursday, November 14, 2013

Trademark Attorney - John Deere

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Trademark Attorney(Job Number: 50556053)

Why John Deere

John Deere combines innovation and technology to produce exceptional equipment and services that delight our customers. We are a world leader in providing advanced products and services and are committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.  We make John Deere a great place to work through an emphasis on work-life balance and a values-based culture that encourages professional development and community involvement.
Our Global Law Services organization provides key legal resources for the John Deere enterprise, charged with the task of providing representation for the company regarding various products and services in our domestic and global markets. These legal counsel opportunities can range from Human Resources/Compliance, Patent, Trademark and Corporate Securities to Product Liability. No matter what the topic, our legal team ensures the John Deere team continues to operate with integrity.
What You’ll Do

As a Trademark Attorney for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will render legal advice to the company regarding trademark law. In addition, you will:
  • Manage a docket of registrations in the US and foreign countries, including developing a global filing strategy, filing US trademark registration applications, prosecuting applications to registration, handling affidavits of use and renewals, and managing and corresponding with associates in foreign countries regarding filing of trademark applications abroad
  • Conduct international trademark clearance studies and render clearance opinions
  • Assist in the negotiation and drafting of trademark licenses
  • Assist with managing a docket of trademark infringement cases in the US and internationally, taking action against trademark infringements by third parties and managing trademark related litigation
  • Ability to learn and use matter management systems, including extraction of information

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, who thrives on solving problems and working in a global team environment. Ideally, you will have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission to the bar in a U.S. state. We also require:
  • 1+ years of experience as a trademark attorney
  • Knowledge of risk management within areas of specialization and responsibility
  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution  
A strong candidate will also have:
  • Experience managing an international portfolio of trademarks
  • Experience filing US trademark applications
  • Experience utilizing Madrid trademark filing system
  • Strong background in global trademark clearance
  • Experience managing trademark infringement cases with strong understanding of global strategy
  • Experience with using matter management systems, including extraction of information
What You’ll Get
At John Deere, rewards aren’t limited to monetary compensation. We offer our employees a comprehensive range of tangible and intangible benefits that help us retain the best and brightest professionals in the industry. Click here to learn more about our Total Rewards Program.
Ready for intense teamwork, ambitious objectives and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job.  The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.


 - Legal

Primary Location

 - United States-Illinois-Moline


 - Deere & Company Headquarters


 - Full-time


 - Day Job