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Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087416
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 8, 2020

Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property

JCPenney is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property Attorney to join the Company’s Legal Operations Group. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance, while functioning as a primary point of contact between the Legal Department and managers of the Company’s merchandise, marketing and product development business clients. This attorney will focus heavily on managing the company’s United States and global trademark portfolio and will be a key player in trademark strategy development. This attorney will also have responsibility for drafting and negotiating various licensing and other intellectual property agreements, as well as royalty and strategic partnership agreements.

The Company is looking for a client-focused attorney who has the ability to provide practical real-time advice and operate in a fast-paced, creative environment

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review, negotiate and draft complex licensing and other intellectual property agreements, royalty agreements and strategic partnership agreements
  • Manage United States and global trademark prosecution and maintenance matters
  • Advise business on selection of trademarks, product designs and corresponding risk assessments
  • Manage brand protection efforts and support enforcement matters, including cease and desist efforts and other anti-counterfeiting efforts
  • Support legal aspects of Company’s domain name portfolio
  • Manage relationship with and work closely with senior management, as well as foreign counsel and USPTO on trademark related matters to achieve business objectives through a client-focused, responsive approach
  • Participate in Company-wide initiatives and other projects, as needed

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree, law degree, and law license in good standing required
  • At least 8-10 years of experience negotiating and drafting complex licensing and other intellectual property agreements and, royalty agreements, as well as domestic and international trademark experience in a comparable law department environment or law firm with demonstrated substantive knowledge of trademark laws and procedures
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and an ability to develop collaborative solutions to address business needs while mitigating risk
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand business consequences of legal advice
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team, including interfacing effectively with other members of the legal department, other departments, senior management, vendors, and external partners

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087416

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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