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Sr. Paralegal, Legal

Company: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Location: Racine
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers - such as Raid -, Glade -, Ziploc - and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future - for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

As a Senior Paralegal, you will report to the Corporate Counsel, Trademarks and will support a global business unit for all aspects of trademark clearance, filing and conflict matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage US and international trademark portfolios for global business unit
  • Support business unit in all aspects of global trademark portfolio management, including clearance searches, counseling, conflicts support and resolution, and acquisition due diligence support
  • File and prosecute US trademark applications
  • Manage and assist US and international outside counsel in all aspects of trademark prosecution, oppositions, cancellations, and litigation
  • Work with business units to gather evidence for contentious matters and collect and maintain trademark use information
  • Maintain trademark management database
  • Other duties as assigned Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:
    • Minimum 4 years domestic and international trademark paralegal experience in a major law firm and/or in-house paralegal experience
    • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:
      • Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required
      • Strong working knowledge of domestic and international trademark laws and procedures
      • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, high-performing consumer-products company and manage and prioritize a large, complex workload
      • Detail oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills
      • Must have excellent planning and organization skills and show high levels of initiative
      • Ability to work closely and build relationships with domestic and international business clients, team members and outside counsel
      • Online trademark searching and docketing skills (Saegis and Anaqua preferred) Job Requirements:
        • Full-Time
        • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

          SC Johnson's total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we're committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.


          Better Together

          At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

          Equal Opportunity Employer

          The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

          Accommodation Requests

          If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to SCJHR@scj.com . All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.

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