Patent Job Directory | Intellectual Property Jobs | Trademark Jobs

Job Details

corporate counsel, Intellectual Property

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Starbucks
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date posted: 02/12/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Job Description:
Title: corporate counsel, Intellectual Property - Seattle, WA
Location: WA-Seattle
Partnership mission
This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legal counsel and advice primarily in the area of trademarks.

Summary of Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1. Managing the filing and prosecution of trademarks in the U.S. and Canada (25%)
2. Advises on legal issues concerning intellectual property (trademarks, copyright and trade secrets) including advising in commercial relationships and on company strategies for protection of intellectual property assets (25%)
3. Draft and review documents, negotiate and advise in connection with commercial and intellectual property issues, including design , development, joint development and research marketing and advertising activities (10%)
4. Develop and implement standard contracts and company policies for the protection of intellectual property assets (5%)
5. Develop systems and supervise implementation for worldwide protection of trademarks and other intellectual property assets (10%)
6. Defend and enforce company rights in connection with intellectual property infringements (5%)
7. Provide advice and training to business and field partners on intellectual property issues (10%)
8. Provide functional advice and training to other attorneys on intellectual property matters relating to their work (5%)9. Provide leadership and support to the team of paralegals and legal support partners (5%)

Summary of Experience
* Practicing law in a law firm or corporate environment (4 years)
* Intellectual property law (4 years)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Excellent verbal and written communication
* Excellent analytical planning and organizational skillsExcellent relationship builder, follow through, flexibility and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Necessary Experience:


Contact: apply online at

« Back to Patent Job Directory