Trademark Counsel

Novo Nordisk A/S - Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Posted 842 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Legal
  • Employment type
    Full-time
  • Industry
    Pharmaceuticals
  • Job ID
    3103715

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Job description

We are looking for an experienced trademark specialist with a commercial focus to assist us in handling the Novo Nordisk Groups trademark portfolio globally. The ideal candidate should also possess litigation competencies sufficient to support activities related to our litigation portfolio. You will be one of 4 specialists in Corporate Trademarks – part of the Licensing, Litigation and Trademarks team.

Challenges
The position as Trademark Counsel is highly independent while requiring extensive cooperation across functions as well as borders – with other Novo Nordisk departments, trademark attorneys and authorities, alliance partners etc. The position also offers the possibility to take on more responsibility as Novo Nordisk grows and expands its product portfolio.

Although working very closely with the management in Legal Affairs, Global Marketing, Regulatory Affairs and Novo Nordisk affiliates, you will be handling most of your tasks independently. Your role will be both strategic and operational with the expectancy of providing strategic advice on how to use trademarks as a business tool.

You will be involved in driving and controlling the innovation process when coining new brands to ensure optimal trademark rights. Other key tasks include; ensuring that group trademarks are globally enforceable and that infringements of trademarks and domain names are acted upon. This includes surveillance of competitor’s activities and initiating appropriate actions when required. You will also be expected to advise Line of Business in a number of decisions requiring a high degree of concerted planning and action between trademark knowledge and business action.

Regarding litigation, your responsibilities will be to assist the operations related to our global litigation portfolio, as needed, including document productions and e-discovery; activities with external counsel, vendors, and key stakeholders within Novo Nordisk.

Desired Skills and Experience

You have an MSc in Law/Commercial Law or equivalent and know the legalities of trademarks and trademark protection based on experience working as a trademark counsel or a similar position in a private practice or a large organisation – preferably with an international scope. In addition, you have knowledge of litigation. We are looking for a true specialist and a person characterised by a high level of integrity and professionalism. While you know your stuff, you should also be eager and able to share your knowledge with non-specialist colleagues in other business functions to produce added value for the entire organisation. Proficiency in written and spoken English as well as MS Office is a requirement. We expect you have 4-5 years’ experience with trademark protection. 1-2 years’ experience in litigation.

Contact
For further information, please contact Eva Borgen at +45 4442 2169.
Deadline
7 June 2012

About this company

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with leadership in diabetes care. The company has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk employs more than 32,000 employees in 74 countries who strive to make a difference every day.

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