Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!

Add value right away by joining Specialized’s legal team as an Intellectual Property Manager. In this role, you will support Specialized’s global intellectual property activities and collaborate with various functional teams throughout the organization.  You will support the intellectual property group to manage, protect, enforce, and defend Specialized’s intellectual property rights, and will be primarily responsible for managing Specialized’s global trademark portfolio. To succeed, you will need to be driven, collaborative, intellectually curious, analytical, attentive to detail, and able to solve problems, exercise practical judgment, and see projects to completion with limited input or direction. You’ll also develop a deep understanding of our business, including our marketing, research and development, and legal activities, setting you up for a long lasting, successful career with us. 

HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Conduct global trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance, including preparing and filing United States trademark applications and corresponding with and instructing outside counsel regarding other trademark matters
  • Coordinate global trademark clearance investigations, including performing and analyzing trademark searches
  • Advise internal teammates on intellectual property procedures and practices
  • Support intellectual property counsel with intellectual property enforcement and defense, including reviewing trademark watch notices, gathering evidence, and coordinating trademark oppositions and cancellations with outside counsel
  • Execute administrative patent matters, including intaking invention disclosures, obtaining patent declarations and assignments, and administering patent awards
  • Assist legal team with due diligence activities in support of intellectual property transactions
  • Administer intellectual property legal operations, including creating and updating matters in intellectual property management and billing systems and assisting with budgeting, invoicing, and cost monitoring

WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN

  • 5+ years of experience as an intellectual property manager, intellectual property paralegal, or similar legal role in a law firm or corporate legal department, with experience in a corporate legal department or a combination of experience being strongly preferred
  • Paralegal certificate, bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience and education  
  • Genuine personal interest in Specialized and the cycling industry, with knowledge of the cycling industry being preferred
  • Substantial knowledge of trademark rules and procedure, with some knowledge of patent rules and procedure being preferred
  • Experience working with and managing a trademark portfolio
  • Exceptional judgment, analytical skills, and attention to detail, with demonstrated ability to develop and implement practical solutions to novel problems
  • Ability and willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Excellent communication and project management skills, with proven ability to work effectively on and appropriately prioritize a variety of simultaneously active matters
  • Confidence to build credibility quickly with stakeholders within various teams throughout Specialized

TELL ME MORE

  • Based in Morgan Hill or Remote 
  • Health benefits, 401K, plus additional perks including a competitive employee discount
  • Dog friendly offices

 


We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!

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