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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-040254
Posted date: Jul. 19, 2019

Counsel/Senior Counsel, Trademarks

(Search Terms: Trademark Attorney, Trademark Lawyer)

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines.  Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

We’re passionate about the things that seem impossible.  Here, we see the impact of our collective ideas and expertise, and the power of science to deliver them.

Job Description:

As the Counsel/Senior Counsel, Trademarks you will be a subject matter expert and business partner who will provides legal advice concerning trademark, trade dress, design, copyright, domain name and related matters.  In this position your responsibilities will consist of a combination of global, regional and local matters and clients.


  • Providing legal advice concerning trademark, trade dress, design, copyright, domain name and related matters involved in the AstraZeneca group of companies’ business activities.  Trademark matters predominate the practice and include matters across the full lifecycle of a trademark with a significant volume of new product naming and transactional (licensing, acquisition/divestment, etc.) work.
  • Collaborating with others, both within and outside the Trade Marks Group (“TMG”), to establish and execute strategies and standard methodologies concerning trademark, trade dress, design, copyright, domain name and related matters involved in our business activities.
  • Leading external service providers.
  • Handling the financial aspects of assigned work.
  • Leading individuals and teams of TMG members in both routine work and special projects.

Essential Requirements

  • Member, in good standing and active status, of at least one state bar.
  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Significant experience across the full lifecycle of trademarks.
  • Counsel - 5+ years preferred.
  • Senior Counsel – 8+ years preferred.
  • Previous in-house experience preferred.
  • Pharmaceutical trademark experience preferred.
  • Strong strategic thinker, business-minded.
  • Strong written and oral interpersonal skills, including proficiency in English.
  • Collaborative, precise, performance-driven, professional.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well-qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Counsel/Senior Counsel, Trademarks

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