Trademark Paralegal

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for an outstanding junior trademark paralegal and social media enforcement specialist. You have a creative legal mind, and a sense of adventure. You will help provide organizational and substantive support to our trademark, copyright, domain, and larger legal teams, and you will help protect our customers by detecting and removing online scams. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team.

  • Submit online take downs and cease and desist letters                                          
  • Help manage our prosecution and enforcement docketing, including maintenance of electronic files Manage outside counsel in conflict matters              
  • Review international registry watch notice and performing direct investigations      
  • Support the ongoing development of trademark enforcement and prosecution best practices                                                                                                          
  • Coordinate with the attorneys in preparing and filing trademark applications             
  • Support trademark prosecution efforts, including gathering evidence, responding to Office Actions, and registering/renewing trademarks                                                
  • Perform trademark searches to help advise on the availability of new names and logos Maintain outside counsel and vendor spend reports and track overall budget                                                                                                                           
  • Help with IP litigation, TTAB, and PTAB proceedings

Qualifications

  • At least two years of trademark paralegal experience. At least one year of technology-based in-house practice preferred A B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent practical experience                                                                                                  
  • A solid understanding of social media platforms and take down forms, including how to navigate accounts and posts, monitor trends, search for accounts, and best practices for removing spam, fraud, and IP infringement                                
  • A familiarity with worldwide trademark enforcement and prosecution strategies Experience with IP docket management platforms and office productivity software (in particular, G Suite tools)                                                                            
  • Enjoy collaborating at all levels                                                                                    
  • The ability to be a great, supportive teammate and help achieve corporate team goals                                                                                                                            
  • A passion for technology

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources