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IP Administrative Assistant

Organization

Vans/VF Corp

Date Posted:

April 23, 2018

Category

Brand Protection

Type of Position

Full-Time

Education Requirement

Associates

Experience Requirement

3-5 Years

How to Apply/Contact

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Description/Details

Vans: Be a Part of the Original

“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren

Vans is the original action sports footwear company rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans’ four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the creative expressers within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans our culture sets us apart and it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and we are driven by our five values. We are determined. We are connected to our consumers and to each other. We are inclusive. We are expressive and Fun. And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest retail company comprised of over 30 brands. We are the leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing our growing number of individuals through our distinct learning culture.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to build each individual’s personal strengths to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as Leadership, Communication, Collaboration and Technical Skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and developing to the pace of our rapidly, growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative folk. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

IP Administrative Assistant: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Vans is a leading footwear and apparel company with deep roots in action sport, art, music and street culture that has an extensive history of manufacturing excellence. We carry a sense of purpose to enable creative expression – and inspire youth culture – by celebrating and encouraging the Off the Wall attitude that comes from your authentic self. In this position, you will be responsible for administrative support for the team responsible for protecting and enforcing the rights of this iconic brand and get to work with a dynamic group of individuals in a fast-paced environment. You are an administrative individual contributor who will apply what you learn and perform your duties to initiate action and facilitate team success.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Docket new trademark, copyright and patent prosecution and dispute cases, to include incoming office actions, formalities and all other correspondence related to filing, prosecution, opposition, infringement and litigation of intellectual property matters;
  • Updates the docket daily based on incoming/outgoing correspondence received from the USPTO, international trademark offices and foreign agents;
  • Retrieves and processes emails from the centralized docketing inbox daily and dockets information in the docketing database;
  • Provides research and follow up for pending matters as requested by the IP team;
  • Conduct periodic audit and status checks to ensure the docket is accurate and up to date;
  • Interface with corporate and brand functions in multiple offices and regions, outside counsel, and vendors;
  • Create and distribute presentations, forms and reports for the department;
  • Legal Tracker administrative lead – open new matters, add new vendors as requested and obtain vendor numbers as needed.Run reports at month end for Finance and management;
  • DIAMS iQ administrative lead (Intellectual Property Management software) – act as the lead in making sure all implementation timelines and testing are met, assist team with coordinating all customizations, field changes and additions, organize trainings, and any other requests;
  • Provide research and support for special projects;

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • College-level education preferred for broad understanding of different principles and concepts as it relates to reporting and communication purposes.
  • 3 years of experience in a law office environment or in-house legal department are needed for this position.Intellectual property and/or brand enforcement experience is a plus.

Skills:

  • Ability to successfully communicate and build relationships with all levels of management and the team;
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, work under pressure with high-quality results;
  • Detail oriented and display discretion with sensitive information.
  • Highly organized and efficient, including having the ability to organize and prioritize information and tasks;
  • Aptitude and willingness to learn and try new things;
  • System savvy with strong working knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality;
  • Demonstrates follow-through on all assignments;
  • Ability to compose, proofread and edit (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) routine internal communications;
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude and initiative to assist on a variety of projects.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Willing and able to work additional or flexible hours when needed
  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world. VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email us atVans_Careers@vfc.com or call us at 714-755-4000, and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address and phone number.


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