Legal Counsel – IP & Brand Protection

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About us:      
ARRISE powers Pragmatic Play, a leading supplier of player-favourite content to the iGaming industry.      
We are a software development and services company delivering end-to-end digital solutions. Headquartered in Gibraltar with offices around the world, including Malta, Romania, India, Canada and Bulgaria, we are a global team of over 4,000 talented individuals with decades of experience across multiple industries and professions. Together, we form a cross-functional powerhouse that is driven to deliver.      
This role is with the ARRISE group powering Pragmatic Play.      
     
The role:     

As a Legal Counsel for IP, you will be responsible for safeguarding the group’s intellectual property assets, managing IP-related legal matters, and providing strategic guidance to protect intellectual property rights.      

     
Responsibilities:     
IP Portfolio Management     
  • Manage and maintain trademark and design portfolios for the group
  • Oversee and supervise the company’s trademark and patent portfolio, including conducting clearance reviews, applying for registrations, and promptly responding or taking necessary actions to maintain registration.
Litigation Management     
  • Collaborate on IP litigation matters, including coordinating with external counsels, and overseeing legal proceedings.
Document Drafting and Review     
  • Draft and review various IP-related documents, including trademark applications, licensing agreements, co-existence agreements, and other legal documents.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining document templates, guidelines, and processes to streamline document drafting and review procedures.
IP Enforcement     
  • Monitor and identify potential instances of IP infringement, misappropriation, or unauthorised use through various channels, including online platforms, market research, and competitor analysis.
  • Investigate suspected cases of IP infringement by gathering evidence, conducting legal research, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist the Senior Legal Counsel – IP and Head of Brand Protection on IP infringement issues, including online takedowns, drafting and sending or responding to cease-and-desist letters, and preparing settlement agreements
Strategic Counsel     
  • Provide legal advice and support to business on trademark, design, and copyright issues, conducting global risk assessments, and advise on matters related to infringements, unfair competition actions, and oppositions.
  • Contribute to an IP strategy
  • Participate in special projects and legal research as needed
     
Requirements:     
  • Qualified lawyer with an active license or warrant to practice law in the EU.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property laws and regulations, including trademark, copyright, designs, and patents.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively convey complex legal concepts and negotiate with third parties.
  • Ability to conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and analyse legal issues related to IP enforcement matters.
  • Proficiency in legal research, case management, and document preparation.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment, managing multiple enforcement actions and priorities effectively.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and confidentiality in handling sensitive IP-related information.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, with a focus on delivering results within established timelines and budgets.
  • Industry experience is preferred but not required.
     

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