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Director, Intellectual Property

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Bare Escentuals, Inc
Location: San Francisco, California
Date posted: 01/29/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 About UsBare Escentuals, Inc. is one of the fastest growing prestige cosmetic companies in the United States and a leader in mineral-based cosmetics. We utilize a distinctive marketing strategy and multi-channel distribution model to develop, market and sell cosmetics, skin care, and body care products under its bareMinerals, RareMinerals and namesake Bare Escentuals brands, and professional skin care products under its md formulations brand through infomercials, home shopping television, specialty beauty retailers, company-owned boutiques, spas and salons, and online shopping. Why Join Us? * Bare Escentuals is one of the fastest growing cosmetics companies in the US. We offer rapid career-advancement opportunities. We foster internal promotion. We have remarkable products, a strong reputation, and a loyal and established consumer base. * Bare Escentuals is one of the premier national beauty infomercials. * Bare Escentuals offers excellent health benefits. * Bare Escentuals is an energetic, dynamic, and FUN company. DIRECTOR, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYThe Director, Intellectual Property will be responsible for managing Bare Escentuals Intellectual Property portfolio (i. e. trademarks, copyrights, patents and domain names) globally to insure protection and maintenance of the companys brands. This position will focus on all phases of trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement as well as supporting business teams with respect to marketing, advertising and competitive review. Primary Responsibilities* Manage and oversee global trademark portfolio, including clearance, searching, negotiating resolutions of registry conflicts, working on a daily basis with internal clients on trademark selection and strategy, managing outside counsel and having responsibility for developing and maintaining budget related to IP filing and outside counsel fees. * Work closely with Bare Escentuals business units to provide legal counsel and training on advertising and promotional law and consumer privacy issues arising from marketing or other business initiatives, including reviewing packaging artwork, print and media advertisements, and infomercials for proper trademark and copyright usage and compliance with advertising laws. * Handle enforcement matters, such as coordination of investigations, drafting cease and desist letters and other pre-litigation enforcement measures. * Manage IP litigation both in the U. S. and abroad, including working closely with outside counsel on developing and implementing litigation and enforcement strategies. * Design and implement IP protection strategies and policies for Bare Escentuals. * Review, draft and negotiate a variety of marketing, licensing, settlement, coexistence and consent agreements to ensure the effective acquisition and licensing of intellectual property rights. * Supervise trademark paralegal including helping in prioritizing, managing workload and coaching performance. Job Qualifications* Juris Doctor or LLM from an accredited law school. * Licensed to practice law in the U. S. * Minimum 8+ years experience with law firm or corporate legal department, within in-house experience required. * Extensive domestic and international intellectual property experience, including trademark prosecution and clearance, intellectual property related contract drafting and negotiation, and intellectual property litigation. * Retail or consumer products experience strongly preferred. * Licensing experience a plus. * Advertising, privacy and promotions experience a plus. * Must possess the following personal qualities: Excellent judgment; Strong interpersonal and team building skills; Ability to work independently and cross-functionally; Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks; Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment; Flexibility and a positive attitude; Strong speaking, writing and negotiating skills; Support an inclusive work environment. 

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