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Senior Paralegal, Intellectual Property

$132,900- $199,300/ year
Posted May 28
Full Time
HybridSan Mateo, California

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

PlayStation is seeking an experienced Senior Paralegal to work with some of the most exciting consumer brands! As Senior Paralegal you will work with a variety of business and legal teams to support the trademark and copyright programs across the full scope of PlayStation products and services. The person taking this position will join a dynamic team of intellectual property professionals responsible for trademark and copyright matters globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Instructing, docketing, and managing trademark filings worldwide.
  • Conducting trademark database searches and common law searches and preparing clearance report for attorney review.
  • Corresponding with business teams concerning trademark clearance, trademark applications, trademark registration maintenance, and trademark usage.
  • Preparing US trademark prosecution and maintenance filings for attorney review, including applications and renewals.
  • Diligence trademark registration renewals and issuing instructions.
  • Providing guidance internally regarding proper use of trademarks.
  • Preparing and prosecuting copyright applications.
  • Supporting enforcement matters.
  • Assisting with conflict matters, including managing evidence and documents for trademark oppositions and cancellations and domain disputes.
  • Reviewing product documentation for trademark use and intellectual property notices.
  • Assisting in process improvements and development of process documentation.
  • Developing documentation and other resources for use by employees and partners.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience as a trademark paralegal with high-level responsibilities on a global trademark portfolio.
  • At least 1 year of experience supporting trademark activity at a law firm.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Highly detail-oriented and strong proofreading skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to consistently plan, organize, work independently, think critically, meet deadlines, and remain flexible in a multi-task environment.
  • General knowledge of domestic and foreign trademark law, policies, and processes.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, particularly MS Word and Excel, and with intellectual property docketing software.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role
is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

 

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$132,900$199,300 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.