Senior Paralegal
CocaCola - Atlanta, GA

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Position Overview:

Trademark Paralegal:

Position Responsibilities:
#Manage global end-to-end prosecution of trademarks.
#Conduct trademark, legal and business related research.
#Extensive experience conducting foreign and domestic trademark searches, including on-line searching and working with agents, to determine availability of trademarks. Create summary reports and draft clearance opinions on a global basis.
#Collaborate with legal counsel in other functions and externally where necessary with respect to managing or otherwise responding to mutual legal obligations, opportunities and risks.
#Handling of non-substantive procedural Office Actions directly with USPTO and directly with outside counsel in non US jurisdictions.
#For more complex substantive Official Actions, work with principals to formulate arguments, compile evidence and research legal precedent in order to allow principal to respond to the Actions.
# Gather evidence and prepare statements of use for filing with various trademark offices.
#Manage Section 8/15 Statements in US and renewals globally.
#Manage domain name portfolios.
#Develop legal subject matter expertise in all trademark practice areas.
# Review, edit and comment on agreements, searches, opinions and other trademark documents, examination reports, oppositions etc.
#Perform due diligence investigations in connection with transactions.
#Conduct and review trademark scan searches.
#Provide training to clients and colleagues regarding significant recurring legal issues including trademark clearances, Anaqua, watch notices and other company specific databases that impact the TM Team.

Minimum Qualifications:

# Experience: minimum of 7-10 years recent trademark experience
# Docketing: advanced knowledge and mastery of electronic trademark docketing systems (understanding of Anaqua docketing system a strong plus)
# Trademark Law: Advanced knowledge of trademark law in US and foreign jurisdictions
# Client Objectives and Risks: Ability to determine and understand client objectives and risk tolerance, including knowledge of techniques to identify objectives or risk tolerance and ability to incorporate the information into legal decision-making.
#Legal Research: Ability to conduct and analyze legal research, including knowledge of and ability to use legal research resources, including electronic research tools.
#Drafting and interpretation: Ability to synthesize business terms and incorporate legal protections into a binding agreement, including knowledge of proper content of agreements and ability to understand and evaluate terms and contract language

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

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