IP Counsel, Copyrights and Trademarks

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

Company Description

We started with a simple idea - that everyone should be able to accept credit cards - and we’ve been rethinking buying and selling ever since. For sellers, we’re creating one cohesive service to run your entire business, from a register in your pocket to analytics on your laptop. For buyers, we’re making it faster to order from the businesses you love and more fun to pay your friends back. Buying and selling sound like simple things - and they should be. Somewhere along the way, they got complicated. We’re working hard to make commerce easy for everyone.

Square, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership stake in TIDAL, the global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans closer together through unique original content and exclusive events. We expect to close the transaction in the second quarter of 2021. We're excited to see what we can build together!

Job Description

Square is looking for an experienced copyright and trademark attorney to join the intellectual property team and support TIDAL.

This unique and exciting role sits on the intellectual property side of the TIDAL music-business fence, providing legal and strategy support for music licensing and content production. You will also have broad responsibilities protecting the TIDAL brand (trademarks, domains, etc.) in 50+ countries and assisting with copyright and content-related enforcement, disputes, and litigation matters. You will report into IP Counsel. 

You will: 

  • Be the source of truth on local content licensing laws and practices in different jurisdictions around the world

  • Work with commercial and intellectual property attorneys on content licensing and production agreements with composers, songwriters, artists, producers, record companies, music publishers, influencers, videographers, and concert organizers

  • Help manage Tidal's copyright and trademark portfolio

  • Provide copyright and right of publicity clearance support for new content

  • Be the expert and support the litigation teams on all copyright and trademark disputes relating to Tidal

  • Manage DMCA complaints and other IP-based takedowns

  • Review marketing materials for compliance with intellectual property laws and licensing requirements

  • Assist and support product and engineering teams in connection with the launch of new product features and integrations

  • Educate product and legal teams on licensing and copyright laws

  • Advise on upcoming legislation and policy changes that affect the business, participate in copyright related advisory roles with legal and trade organizations

Qualifications

You have:

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in law firms or in-house legal departments working on music and entertainment matters from an intellectual property perspective

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in law firms or in-house legal departments with copyright and trademark prosecution, enforcement, counseling, and litigation

  • Experience recording artist agreements and content distribution and associated intellectual property matters

  • Expertise in copyright law and legal issues relating to music licensing and digital distribution

  • Experience with Google G-suite, Microsoft Office, intellectual property management systems, and project management tools

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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
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