Corporate Counsel IP Enforcement

Nintendo Redmond, WA

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold billions of video games and hundreds of millions of  hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™, and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.


Nintendo is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other.

   

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Responsible for IP enforcement for Nintendo brands including customs level enforcement across multiple jurisdictions, investigations and online enforcement in coordination with counsel
  • Provides legal advice on complex intellectual property enforcement issues
  • Management of IP enforcement related litigation across multiple jurisdictions in consultation with counsel
  • Prepares legal documents, settlement agreements, written reports, presentations and updates relevant to a global executive audience
  • Communicates with parent company, outside contacts, including outside counsel, partner companies, industry representatives, governmental representatives, and other parties as needed
  • Pursues and maintains most current knowledge of company business, products and technology
  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional international teams that support global enforcement activities on behalf of Nintendo
  • Develops and delivers anti-counterfeiting training materials to external national and regional law enforcement and customs authorities as well as awareness trainings for internal stakeholders
  • Assists with other IP tasks in support of company objectives as needed
  • Assists with budget development and global compliance
  • May have direct or indirect responsibilities for leading and developing a team
  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel


SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • Four or more years related experience
  • Ability to identify, develop and implement IP enforcement strategies
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Maintains knowledge of current legal issues in the area of intellectual property and enforcement, with a focus on copyright and trademark law knowledge
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Law degree and membership in the Washington State Bar Association, or other comparable state qualification


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