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Counsel, Trademarks, Advertising & Commercial

Callaway Golf
$139,100- $173,900/ year
Posted Jul 01
Full Time
On Site
Carlsbad, California


Callaway Golf is the leading manufacturer of premium golf clubs, balls, performance gear and accessories worldwide. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, we push the limits of performance and create demonstrably superior products designed to make every golfer a better golfer.

Our company is a blend of experience and diverse backgrounds, and together we look to move the game forward, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission!

By joining Callaway Golf, you also join part of the portfolio of brands within Topgolf Callaway Brands, an unrivaled tech-enabled Modern Golf and active lifestyle company delivering leading golf equipment, apparel, and entertainment, with a portfolio of global brands including Topgolf, Callaway Golf, TravisMathew, Toptracer, Odyssey, OGIO, Jack Wolfskin, and World Golf Tour (“WGT”). “Modern Golf” is the dynamic and inclusive ecosystem that includes both on-course and off-course golf. For more information, please visit

Job Overview

The Counsel position provides strategic legal advice to the business and various organizational departments and functions. This role involves overseeing trademarks, advertising, and various commercial matters, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, and mitigating legal risks. The Counsel collaborates closely with the other members of the legal team to align legal strategies with the company's objectives and provides assistance to leadership on corporate commercial matters, including, but not limited to, contracts, licensing agreements and assignments, and leadership on trademarks and advertising campaigns.

Roles And Responsibilities


  • Analyze trademark search results and provide clearance for the use of trademarks globally.
  • Assist with copyright matters.
  • Prosecute and manage a global trademark portfolio for multiple brands.
  • Provide expert legal advice to senior management and various departments on trademarks, advertising, and commercial matters.
  • Collaborate with a team of attorneys and support staff, fostering a collaborative, high-performance culture.
  • Develop and implement legal strategies to protect the company's interests and minimize legal risks.
  • Ensure the company complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Represent the company in negotiations, internally and with external parties.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate significant contracts and agreements, including trademark licenses, marketing, sales, confidentiality, and settlement agreements.
  • Manage the company’s global anti-counterfeit efforts.
  • Support and advise the marketing team on advertising campaigns, sweepstakes, influencer and endorser relationships, and other promotions.
  • Provide training and support to the organization on legal and compliance issues.
  • Manage relationships with external legal firms and monitor their performance and costs.
  • Stay updated on changes in laws and regulations that may impact the company and advise management accordingly.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)


  • Strong trademark, advertising, copyright, and commercial law knowledge.
  • Proven ability to manage complex legal projects and provide practical business-oriented solutions.
  • Capability to exercise sound judgment and multi-task as part of a high-volume, fast-paced legal department.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and people skills.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to influence senior executives and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.

Education And Experience


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active membership in good standing with the state bar.
  • Minimum 4-7 years of legal experience, with experience in a corporate legal department or law firm.

DE &I and EEOC:

_Inclusion & Diversity: _ As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, supporting them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

_If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diverse backgrounds and experiences make for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply. We look forward to learning more about you.


139,100.00 - 173,900.00 - 208,700.00 USD Annual