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Gerente Junior de Legal (Propiedad Intelectual)

PepsiCo Inc.


Location:
Ciudad de México, CDMX 11820
Date:
03/30/2018
2018-03-302018-05-12
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Job Details

Auto req ID: 142296BR
Job Description

Do you want to be part of one of the most important foods and beverages companies of the world?

PepsiCo is a global leader in foods and beverages with a portfolio of 22 brands that generate more million dollars per year. Today we are looking for our next:

Legal Junior Manager

The position is accountable for providing legal Intellectual Property advisory to PepsiCo's Food and Beverage business units in Mexico (such as Sabritas, Gamesa, Quaker, Maizoro, Sonrics, Pepsi, Tropicana and Gatorade) as well as to guarantee the appropriate use of PepsiCo's trademark portfolio, providing legal advice on IP legal matters to internal clients such as marketing, trademarketing, sales, mainly by handling, protecting and maintaining the trademark and copyright portfolio , including all trademark prosecution since the clearance, filing, prosecution and managing of opppositon procedures until the granting of trademark registrations, as well as providing all kind of legal advisory involving IP (contracts, technology, innovation, etc.).

Responsibilities

  • Protect and ensure all Intellectual Property Rights, such as as patents, trademarks, slogans, trade names, copyrights, plant varieties, administrative procedures (nullity, infringement and cancellations) in Mexico. Considering Intellectual Property Rights are the main asset for PepsiCo, it is imperative for this position as well to review and file trademark and slogan applications before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, to guarantee appropriate protection through the whole life of such assets.
  • Advising all marketing and sales teams on the appropriate use of PepsiCo's trademark portfolio; providing legal opinion as to which trademarks are available for registration and which others are not through carrying out, reviewing and analyzing availability searches for Sabritas, Gamesa, Quaker, Alegro, Maizoro, Pepsi, Tropicana and Gatorade. Preparing and filing of applications requesting the registration of assignment and/or license agreements involving IP matters to ensure the accurate use of our portfolios. Reviewing and filing of trademark and slogan renewal applications.
  • Performing analysis of trademark files before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, as well as designing, drafting and filing responses to official actions, conducting meetings with all kind of officers at the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, in order to expedite the issuance of trademark registration certificates, registrations of license and assignment agreements, as well as dealing with the authority in the refusal and/or rejection of trademark applications
  • Legal analysis of third parties applications in order to define whether or not the same are affecting PepsiCo's prior rights. This process include the drating and filing of all kind of oppositions against those potential conflicting trademarks, as well as defending PepsiCo's rights against unfounded oppositions filed by third parties against PepsiCo's pending applications. This process include the daily review of official gazettes showing all the marks published for opposition purposes and its comparison with PepsiCo's extender trademark portfolio.
  • Advising and providing legal opinion to our clients on the possible use and/or protection of a new invention or product through clearance searches and market investigation.
  • Analyzing, preparing and filing copyright applications before the Copyright Office, such as literary works, songs, drawings, characters, etc., and formal interaction with with officers at the Copyright office to expedite the granting of such registrations.

Experience and profile
  • Law degree or JD equivalent with at least three years of experience in the Intellectual Property field.
  • Significant experience with trademark and general IP clearances and prosecution, including administrative and civil cases
  • Experience I dealing with outside counsel, authorities and IP laws and regulations, including full knowledge of IP legal trends and procedures. Excellent legal research skills.
  • Ability of making decisions and to work both independently and as an effective cross-functional team member.
  • Strong analytic skills, quick and strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively.
  • Must be qualified to work within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment that requires full legal knowledge; self-committed and work well under pressure.
  • Proactive person who seeks to improve systems and ways to make an impact on the organization to guarantee IP portfolio protection and close interaction with clients.
  • Excellent organizational skills; must be detail oriented and follow-through.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, having the ability of good negotiatios inside and outside PepsiCo.
  • Proactive close collaboration with his/her clients, taking care of them in a daily basis and convincing them of being considered as a business partner.
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish (written and speaking).

In PepsiCo, we are committed to offer equal development opportunities to all the candidates, no matter the religion, race, sexual orientation, nationality, age, etc. We respect and appreciate the diversity as a workforce and innovation to the organization.

If you have the profile that we are looking, send us your CV by this via, if it's possible that you can participate in this process we will contact you ASAP, if not we will keep your info in our base data for 6 months.

Application for non-pregnancy and HIV medical certificates as a requirement for entry and stay at PepsiCo is prohibited

Thank you so much for your interest in PepsiCo!

Qualifications/Requirements

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Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Indefinido
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