Counsel, Trademark

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Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

You are self-motivated, confident, a leader, have great communication skills, creative, and thrive in fast paced challenging environments.
  • Conduct availability clearance searches and advise on results
  • Assist with international opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Assist with trademark and copyrights disputes, identifying evidence, preparing documents
  • Prepare evidence in support of domain dispute complaints
  • Conduct counterfeit investigations and enforcement action
  • Draft and negotiate IP provisions in commercial agreements
  • Support Rivian group merger, acquisition and financing activities as they relate to trademark and domain issues
  • Communicate with and/or draft correspondence to outside counsel and foreign agents regarding filings
  • Review and assess watch notices for brand abuse
  • Review and assess trademark and domain name watch notices
  • Review marketing collateral for IP policy compliance
  • Secure test purchases of products for evidentiary purposes
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records related to investigations and notices sent
  • Conduct background investigations using both the internet and commercial databases to research people and business entities
  • Monitor all internal communication channels for IP questions
  • Prepare and manage Anaqua dockets and weekly reporting on global brand progress
  • Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school, and an active member in good standing of California or Michigan Bar
  • Must have at least 8 years of IP experience with strong background in trademark, marketing, and branding initiatives
  • Ability to work in fast paced and rapidly changing environments
  • Excellent negotiation, organizational, and drafting skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prepare, negotiate, and draft complex agreements relative to marketing and branding initiatives
  • Understanding of IP issues relative to marketing and entertainment
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to tie threads and connect people to gain a 360 degree view of issues
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional clients to achieve goals and foster communication
Department:  Intellectual Property
Location:   Irvine, CA
Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at [email protected]


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Rivian operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Plymouth, MI, Normal , IL, Wittman , AZ, Irvine, CA, Carson, CA, San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Rivian was founded in 2009. It has 4300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 550 open jobs at Rivian, click here.
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