Learfield

  • Paralegal

    Req No.
    2018-2210
    Location Name
    Learfield Licensing Partners
    Location
    US-IN-Indianapolis
    Category
    Legal
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Learfield Licensing Partners, LLC is actively seeking an experienced paralegal to join its legal services team in its Indianapolis, Indiana office. Ideal candidates will have experience working with trademark and copyright owners, agency and licensing agreements, and investigating and responding to potential trademark and copyright infringement.

    Learfield Licensing is a full-service licensing management agency providing services to more than 600 colleges, universities, athletic conferences and special properties nationwide. These services include: Full license management, royalty collection and accounting services, legal and trademark search/registration assistance, trademark enforcement/anti-counterfeiting services, and marketing, merchandising and brand development services.

    Responsibilities

    • Support in-house attorneys in managing daily workflow of contracts, infringement matters, and other day-to-day tasks.
    • Draft, process, and administer various contractual documents, including non-disclosures, licensing representation agreements, license agreements, and amendments under the direction of the in-house attorneys.
    • Maintain the current and historical database of client contracts, correspondence, and other contractual documents.
    • Maintain contract expiration and renewal deadlines and communicate to internal and external teams as needed to ensure timely contract creation and renewals.
    • Assist internal team with licensee name and ownership changes.
    • Assist external and internal team members by supplying appropriate contract history or other necessary information for contract negotiations.
    • Assist clients in addressing infringement claims on a timely basis, including fact investigations, which will include direct communication with Learfield clients and online research.
    • Draft, finalize, issue, and track cease and desist letters, and utilize software platform to address online infringement matters.
    • Manage all enforcement efforts by maintaining a record of all infringement issues that arise, our enforcement efforts, the responses, and recommended next steps.
    • Regularly utilize our licensing software platform to assist Learfield team members with infringement and contract matters.
    • Assist Learfield management team with other legal matters as they arise and provide administrative support as necessary.
    • Contribute to the development and improvement of templates and innovative approaches to contracting requirements and infringement matters to streamline processes and constantly improve efficiencies.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred.
    • One to three years’ experience as a paralegal; trademark and copyright experience preferred.
    • Background and understanding of trademark and copyright matters, familiarity with USPTO website, and ability to conduct effective infringement searches online.
    • Background and understanding of contract creation and administration.
    • Must be organized and detail oriented.
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate in a proficient, tactful, and confident manner with team members and third parties.
    • Independent worker, ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.
    • Proficient use of software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Adobe PDF.

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