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Senior Paralegal, Global IP – Content & Brands

Mattel, Inc.
$34- $42/ hour
Posted Jun 29
Full Time
East Aurora, New York

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

The Team:
Mattel has an exciting opportunity to join the Law Department, where we embrace and support Mattel’s values and goals by providing thoughtful and timely advice to all Mattel business functions around the world. We strive to find creative, practical solutions that prudently manage risks and contribute to Mattel’s success, and we practice law in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

The Opportunity:
The department is looking for a talented Senior Paralegal for the Intellectual Property (IP) section of the Law Department with relevant IP and transactional experience including experience with trademark clearance, IP prosecution, and agreement work. This role will be based in East Aurora, NY at the Fisher-Price campus. The role requires outstanding communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to organize, prioritize, and execute against multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment, an eagerness and aptitude for learning, a strong work ethic, and a positive can-do attitude. The ideal candidate should exhibit the ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality, professionalism, and collaboration with team members, as well as be comfortable in a lean and rapidly changing environment. The position will provide a range of support to manage some of the most famous toy brands in the world, including the specific tasks set forth below.

What Your Impact Will Be


  • Trademark Clearance & Prosecution, Copyright Registration, and other IP Support
    • Conduct and review trademark clearance searches globally and advise on availability
    • Assist with trademark prosecution, copyright registration, and design protection worldwide, including gathering evidence of use.
    • Engage with business teams on trademark clearance and related IP questions.
  • IP Agreements
    • Draft, amend, terminate, and manage a wide variety of intercompany agreements relevant to the areas of IP.
    • Support management and improvements of databases, inventory, templates, IP flow charts, licensing subsidiary lists and protocols, and other guidelines related to the foregoing.
    • Coordinate signature of intercompany agreements, licenses, and other documentation.
    • Develop, maintain, and advise on Mattel’s corporate entity structure.
  • General
    • Manage IP databases, such as CPI
    • Other duties as assigned in support of the IP team.

What We’re Looking For

In addition to the skills and abilities identified in The Opportunity section above, we’re looking for --


A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a paralegal, or equivalent experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal team

Education/Professional Licensing:
Undergraduate degree

Administrative Excellence.:
Contribute to a culture that values strong practice administration. Excellent organizational skills a must, including planning, prioritization, organization, and time management. Should also have meticulous attention to detail, as well as the ability to create and follow standardized practices and procedures.

Curiosity and Growth.:
Be intellectually curious and eager to grow and develop. Be humble; continue to “learn on the job” and be receptive to constructive feedback; and elevate issues that are beyond experience or comfort zone.


Lead and inspire co-workers in a culture that fosters efficiency, trust, collaboration, accountability, and ethical conduct.

Great attitude

Positive, professional, can-do attitude, and a good sense of humor.

Technical Skills.

Excellent skills in Word, Excel, Adobe sign and PowerPoint, and an aptitude for learning new technical skills and software as needed.

The hourly salary range for this position is between $34.00 - $42.00 per hour.

  • This range is indicative of projected hiring range, however annual base salary will be determined based on a candidate's work location, skill and experience.

What It’s Like To Work Here

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors

  • We collaborate Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities are our superpower.
  • We innovate At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Who We Are

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

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Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.