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Connecticut: Senior Counsel



As part of the Diageo Global IP Team, work within the North American IP Team in Norwalk, CT to deliver high-quality, commercially-oriented intellectual property and advertising law services to Diageo global & local marketing, innovation and other business functions, including primary responsibility for counseling, advertising review & clearance, and effective administration of certain trademark portfolio assets. Additionally, this person will handle general IP issues for Diageo North America, Inc. and will provide ongoing project support to other Global IP Team and Diageo Global Legal Department members as needed.

Management Responsibility

Shared responsibility for administrative assistant management; and some supervision of paralegal(s) tbd.

Complexity of Role

The person in this role will have contact with all regional business teams as appropriate or necessary, especially Global and Local Marketing, Innovation, Tax, R&D, Business Support, and Supply. Also, the person in this role will work closely with the Diageo Global IP Team, and from time to time with the Diageo North America Legal Department members, outside counsel, and third parties such as advertising/promotional/creative agencies, investigation firms, search companies, database software companies, etc.

Key Outputs/Deliverables

Key outputs may vary over time, however, typically include:

Participate effectively as member of a team delivering all aspects of world-class intellectual property and advertising law legal services.

  • Establish proactive counseling relationships within Diageo marketing, innovation, tax, business support, and other corporate personnel.
  • Manage certain IP portfolio assets to ensure adequate, cost-effective protection.
  • Prosecution of U.S. and international trademark applications, and U.S. and international trademark portfolio management, including clearance searching, rendering availability opinions, and related client counseling and education.

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