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Trademark Specialist

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Harman International
Location: Northridge, CA
Date posted: 08/19/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Company Summary:

Harman International Industries, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality, high-fidelity audio and electronic products for automotive, consumer and professional use. It is the parent company behind an array of legendary brands that includes Harman Kardon®, JBL®, Mark Levinson® and Infinity®. The Company has developed, both internally and through a series of acquisitions, a range of product offerings. It operates in three segments: Automotive, Consumer and Professional. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures and markets audio, electronic and infotainment systems for vehicle applications primarily to be installed as original equipment by automotive manufacturers. The Consumer segment designs, manufactures and markets audio, video and electronic systems for home, mobile and multimedia applications. The Professional segment designs, manufactures and markets loudspeakers and electronic systems used by audio professionals in concert halls, stadiums, airports, houses of worship and theme attractions. For more than 50 years, our legendary brands have taken a leading role in the creation and innovation of progressive technologies, from the world's first car radio in 1948 to today's most revolutionary infotainment systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

· The position will maintain and continuously update Harman’s CPi and General Matters databases for all global trademark matters including prosecution, opposition, cancellation, conflict and anti-counterfeiting matters.

· This position will coordinate and communicate with in-house domestic and international subsidiaries/business units on trademark matters; coordinate and communicate with outside domestic and international counsel on trademark matters; prepare legal documents; scan and upload documents onto the databases; gather and organize evidence of use for various domestic and international; prepare, generate and distribute weekly and monthly reports, and on an as requested basis; prepare reports for and attend docket meetings; perform internet research projects and other special projects as requested; assist in managing the domestic and international anti-counterfeiting; assist with trademark searches and clearance; assist with review of watch notices; and assist with administrative duties including filing.

· Must also be able to track the progress of international trademark applications and oppositions through various resources and databases; and understand and oversee the legalization process for trademark documents.

Basic Qualifications:

· U.S. and international trademark experience.

· U.S. and international anti-counterfeiting experience.

· 2-4 years previous trademark docketing experience preferably using the CPi database.

· Knowledge of on-line trademark search databases including Dialog or Saegis.

· Computer proficient, with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

· Good oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills

· Must be detail oriented and demonstrate accuracy and consistency.

· Able to manage numerous projects, meet deadlines and prioritize workload.

· Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently as well as closely with team members.

· Notary certification a plus.

· College degree is preferred.

· Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Desired Characteristics:

· General matters database knowledge a plus.

· Notary certification a plus.

· College degree is preferred.

Eligibility Requirements:

· Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, California.

· Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: N/A

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