Legal Counsel, Global Brands and Trademarks

Portland | United States | Legal / SEA


Provide intellectual property legal support for adidas, including performing legal trademark clearance, interacting with business clients,  outside providers and partners, and providing other support as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Counsel and perform clearance for marketing businesses, including reviewing copy, advertisements, digital marketing content, and creative around events and activations.
  • Perform design and trademark clearance and research on trademark and other intellectual property issues, including attendance at line reviews.
  • Counsel the businesses on trademarks, graphics, and product designs (including compliance with internal trademark guidelines).
  • Provide education and proactive counseling to the business to minimize risks and enhance intellectual property protection.
  • Support compliance with trademark and other intellectual property aspects of licenses, sports marketing contracts and other agreements.
  • Support creation of contracts and issues arising out of same as needed.
  • Support defense of claims and litigation.

Key Relationships

  • Legal team
  • Business clients, partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in trademarks and copyright
  • Ability to provide strong customer service, demonstrate understanding of client’s needs and willingness to serve
  • Ability to work in a fast paced department; ability to manage tight timelines
  • Proficient in the internet
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, a must
  • Self motivated; ability to work independently and with initiative but can also work as a team.
  • Strong skills in research and investigation


  1. Law degree and bar admission
  2. 3-5 years law firm or in-house experience practicing in trademarks.
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adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Legal Counsel, Global Brands and Trademarks
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
City Portland
Location United States
Number 197343
Position Type Full time
Date Jun-19, 2019
Relocation no

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