Junior Intellectual Property Specialist
- Ermenegildo Zegna Group
- Stabio, Ticino, Switzerland
- Closing date
- 30 Mar 2023
- Entry Level / Assistant
- Full Time
Inspired by our visionary founder, Zegna follows its own path down the road that Ermenegildo built over 110 years ago in the mountains in Piedmont, Northern Italy. His 232 road, crossing the 100 km2 Oasi Zegna natural territory surrounding the wool mill, has been turned into a graphic abstraction and signifier of the Zegna brand identity where history is expressed in the family name of the founder. Established as a fabric maker, Zegna is internationally recognized as a leading global luxury menswear brand and part of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group. Managed by Gildo Zegna as Chairman and CEO, Zegna Group designs, creates and distributes luxury menswear and accessories under the Zegna brand and womenswear, menswear and accessories under the Thom Browne brand to over 500 stores, of which, as of December 31, 2021, 297 DOS (of which 245 Zegna and 52 Thom Browne), in 80 countries around the world, remaining committed to leveraging its rich heritage to build a better present and future.
As Junior Intellectual Property Specialist you report to Intellectual Property Specialist, supporting the IP team for the implementation of the IP strategy in all its phases.
How Will You Contribute
As a Junior Intellectual Property Specialist, you oversee:
- management of the IP Portfolio (surveillance, filing and renewal strategy, prosecution);
- management of oppositions/nullity actions, administrative cancellations, civil and criminal disputes interfacing with lawyers and external IP agents;
- coordination of anti-counterfeiting activities (investigations, raids, customs surveillance) with external lawyers and IP agents;
- drafting of opinions about trademark registrability and prior art searches;
- legal documents review and drafting (i.e. cease & desist letters, undertakings, co-existence agreements) to support external IP consultants.
You are a professional with Degree in Law and at least 1 year of experience in structured multinational corporate operating in retail/fashion/manufacturing sectors and/or in trademark and patent consultancy companies.
- Ability to work in a team and problem solving approach;
- Flexible and proactive attitude;
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English;
- A Master in Intellectual Property is considered a plus.
The Ermenegildo Zegna Group is a leading luxury menswear brand and one of the most renowned businesses in Italy. Founded in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, by the young entrepreneur Ermenegildo, whose vision was to ethically create the world’s finest textiles through innovation and the sourcing of the noblest fibers directly from their markets of origin, the company is managed today by the fourth generation of the Zegna family with Gildo Zegna as CEO. Since the late 1980s, the company has implemented a comprehensive strategy of verticalization, creating a global luxury brand which now ranges from fabric to clothing to accessories, and is focused on retailing, pioneering early entry in emerging luxury markets, in addition to being the first luxury brand to open a monobrand store in China in 1991. In 2000 The Group established Fondazione Zegna, of which Anna Zegna is President, to manage the philanthropic activities of the Zegna family in support of organizations that work to improve society and the environment. In 2012 a new Ermenegildo Zegna project was launched worldwide: ZegnArt, an independent commitment focused on international collaboration in the field of visual arts and in February 2014, the Group announced the Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship, a 25-year project named for its founder with an annual investment in education of €1 million. In July 2014, to reach higher standards in its production, the Group acquired the majority share of the Achill wool farm, an Australian property located in the New South Wales region, where Merino sheep are bred. The purchase represents a decisive step for the Zegna company, reconfirming its longstanding support of the wool industry and completing its verticalization strategy.
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