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Energizer Trademark Paralegal in St. Louis, Missouri

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

The Trademark Paralegal partners with Energizer attorneys and business stakeholders on trademark issues, with an emphasis on trademark selection, advertising review and enforcement matters management globally. Energizer is looking for an independent individual with strong critical thinking and analytical skills. This position reports into Senior Trademarks Counsel and is based in St. Louis, Missouri, with certain opportunities for remote work arrangements.

Accountabilities

  • Play a key role in the development of trademark selection and enforcement strategies

  • Research and analyze trademark-related issues, stay up to date with changes in trademark laws and procedures

  • Develop and maintain trademark and branding guidelines to protect Energizer’s trademarks and brands

  • Partner with trademark counsel on various legal matters, including trademark clearance, application preparation and prosecution, and enforcement matters

  • Work with the licensing group on in and- out-bound licenses

  • Assist various business units with permission to use letters and customs letters

  • Participate as a key player on the team handling trademark litigation, enforcement, and licensing

  • Oversee lodging of trademarks with customs offices globally and maintain same.

  • Demonstrate good independent judgment in carrying out duties

  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • Attention to detail is critical

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Paralegal certificate or commensurate experience required

  • 7 years of experience in a similar role at a consumer products company or similar

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Professional

  • Experience with Saegis trademark searching software

  • Experience in international trademark matters including China, Europe, India and Latin America

  • Experience with project management

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter, pro-active mindset

  • Strong issue-spotter and analytical skills

  • Ability to work well both in a team and independently and showing initiative

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the consumer products or manufacturing industry is preferred

  • Legal department software programs experience including Foundation IP docketing software, Legal Tracker software

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to Senior Trademarks Counsel

  • Key relationships internally will include Marketing and Licensing Teams and other cross-functional interactions

  • External engagement will include outside counsel and third parties to agreements

Work Environment

  • Less than 10% travel

  • Remote work is acceptable and will be determined on a case by case basis

An Offer to Grow On

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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