Legal Counsel IP Enforcement (m/f)

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For 80 years now, Lenzing has been looking beyond fiber. Inspired by the needs of the world, we create smart and exciting solutions made from natural wood - for consumers, for our business partners, and for an environment worth living in. Our expertise and passion are dedicated to support the industry, brands and retailers - in sectors like fashion, beauty care or hygiene - by providing products and services that maximize value creation from both the environmental and the economical perspective. Our tenacity and engineering excellence also drive the development of innovative plant & process technologies. Lenzing offers great career opportunities for tech-savvy tinkerers, life-oriented researchers and visionaries with a strong sense of responsibility.
We are innovative by nature. How about you?

For the area of Legal, IP & Compliance located in Lenzing, Austria or Hong Kong we invite IP experts to submit applications for the role as

Legal Counsel IP Enforcement (m/f)

Ref No: 1714

Purpose & key responsibilities of the role:

  • Plan, lead and organize trademark monitoring and enforcement actions, brand governance and compliance processes and strategies incl. legal court actions, customs and admin proceedings
  • Maintain and further develop a global proof of use database and procedures to collect and make evidence available on a global scale, to identify risks and to coordinate counter actions
  • Manage key accounts and provide comprehensive legal advice to Marketing, Business Development, Brand- and Business Management in all legal IP matters, specifically focusing on enforcement/POU matters
  • Develop and manage global legal reporting procedures incl. operational reporting key brand enforcement developments
  • Lead and coordinate a global team of LMIP Brand Enforcement Specialists

Our expectations for this exciting role:

  • University Degree and Bar Exam
  • 5+ years of experience in working in a global corporation and law firm
  • Considerable experience in intellectual property law with a focus on trademark-, copyright-, advertising, unfair competition and business law at an international level
  • Experience working with third party monitoring tools (i.e. OpSec)
  • Experience in initiating takedown requests on third party market places and knowledge of e-commerce textile/fashion business and retail trends
  • Very good English and German skills (ALTE Level 5)
  • Strong ownership and independent working style
  • Intercultural sensitivity, negotiation skills, assertiveness and ability to work in a team

The annual gross salary for this position located in Austria is according to collective agreement in the chemical industry based on 38 working hours/week approx. EUR 75,000.- bonus included and with a willingness to overpay - depending on qualifications and experience.

Are you passionate and qualified to take this role? Take the chance to contribute to the success of the Lenzing Group!
We are looking forward to your online application.
Your responsible recruiter: Birgit Jedinger

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