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Junior Intellectual Property Specialist

Employer
Ermenegildo Zegna Group
Location
Stabio, Ticino, Switzerland
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Function
Legal
Level
Entry Level / Assistant
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Why Join Us

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.

Your Opportunity

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.
Who You Are

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.

You have:
  • 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.

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