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Away is modern travel & lifestyle brand offering beautiful, high-quality affordable luggage.
New York    Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019
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Away is growing quickly & we're hiring an entrepreneurial attorney to join our team. In this role, youll be responsible for supporting the critical legal work associated with developing, managing, protecting & enforcing our intellectual property & global brand across relevant substantive areas, such as utility patents, design patents, trade dress, licensing, & international trademarks. This position is based at our headquarters in Soho, New York City.

Some of what you'll do:

Be a strategic legal advisor to guide our intellectual property development & protection strategy

  • Provide practical legal advice supporting business functions in the US & internationally, with an emphasis on the intellectual property aspects of physical product development & manufacturing around the world
  • Support the development of new products by understanding & advising on the relevant IP landscape in light of Aways strategic goals
  • Develop & operationalize policies, training, templates & workflows to allow business teams to move quickly while addressing key risks
  • Develop & maintain expert current knowledge on new developments & legal guidance relevant to our business

Develop & execute a global brand protection monitoring, reporting & enforcement strategy

  • Develop systems to monitor & enforce unauthorized brand usage & product sales globally
  • Monitor, advise & act on potential infringement issues through pre-litigation & litigation activities
  • Advise & regularly report on IP development & brand protection activities to Aways executive team

Partner with business teams & outside counsel on the prosecution of new intellectual property rights

  • Be the central point of contact for the prosecution of new intellectual property, partnering with our product development & design teams & outside counsel to efficiently & effectively protect product innovations, & providing substantive guidance & drafting throughout the process.
  • Draft & comment on intellectual property filings, office actions, communications, & other substantive materials.
  • Manage IP prosecution workflows, reporting & budgeting.
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