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Energizer Trademark Counsel in St. Louis and Danbury, Connecticut

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Position Summary

Energizer is a global company that owns an extensive portfolio of some of the World’s most recognizable brands and icons, including Energizer® and the Energizer Bunny®, Rayovac® , Eveready®, VARTA®, Armor All®, STP®, A/C Pro® , Eagle One®, Lexol®, Nu Finish®, California Scents®, Refresh Your Car®, Driven® and Bahama & Co.®. Energizer is seeking a highly motivated trademark attorney to join our dynamic legal team and handle expansive responsibilities related to our trademark portfolio. In this position, the trademark counsel will be responsible for filing, prosecuting, maintaining and defending our trademarks. This position will report to the Assistant General Counsel.

Accountabilities

  • Motivated and able to prioritize amongst many tasks of competing importance

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Customer focused, ability to present complex legal matters simply

  • Integrity and trust

  • Strong attention to detail

Specific Accountabilities

  • Filing, prosecuting and maintaining trademark applications and registered trademarks domestically, and managing these activities with foreign counsel in other jurisdictions

  • Performing trademark clearance searching and analysis and reporting to legal and business partners

  • Drafting and negotiating trademark related agreements, including licenses, settlements, and assignments

  • Provide strategic trademark advice to business and legal colleagues

  • Assist with enforcement activities including web take-downs, C&Ds, oppositions and cancellations

  • Review trademark watch reports and report on potential infringements

  • Assist with domain name registration and maintenance

  • Work with paralegals to prepare reports and presentations, collect evidence, forms and documents related to trademarks

  • Performs other related activities as required

Required Skills and Experience

  • Juris Doctorate

  • 6-8 years’ experience directly handling global trademark preparation, prosecution and maintenance at a top tier law firm or as in-house counsel

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and effectively managing competing priorities

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and direction

  • Ability to resolve ambiguities and provide legal guidance in uncertain situations

  • Strategic thinking to drive efficiencies and provide business advice and solutions

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience working in both law firm and corporate environments

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to Assistant General Counsel

  • Key relationships internally will include attorneys, paralegals, and the marketing department

Work Environment

  • Minimal travel required

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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