Paralegal – Licensing, Marketing and Intellectual Property in Boca Raton, FL by Bluegreen Vacations

Date Posted: 1/12/2022

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Job Description

Purpose:

The Licensing, Marketing and Corporate Paralegal is responsible for providing legal support in connection with: (i) maintenance of the Company's various business entities; (ii) maintenance of the Company’s intellectual property; and (iii) conduct of the Company’s sales and marketing activities, including review of marketing materials to ensure compliance with the law and preparation of details of participation for contests and promotions offered by the Company (and its affiliates), as well as registering those contests with  the appropriate regulatory agencies as needed. The Paralegal will assist with the Company’s licensing needs. The Paralegal will also help create, maintain, and manage databases, templates, and on-line and related systems for tracking licensing, training, trademarks and copyright, contract databases, and other specific functions. They will perform legal and   related research as requested by the Legal Department’s attorneys using the internet, Lexis/Nexis and other resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Keeps current licensing up to date, in place and applies for additional licensing when needed.
  • Responds to requests for annual licensing examinations and audits by regulatory agencies.
  • Performs the initial search on each new proposed mark prior to sending it out to outside counsel for registration and works with outside counsel through the registration as well as renewal processes. Maintains the licensing database/matter management system.
  • Collaborates with various departments to obtain information needed for submittal to regulatory agencies to either apply for new licensing or obtain renewal of existing licenses.
  • Follows up with state and other regulatory agencies regarding the status of license applications and renewals.
  • Performs legal research when opening sales offices in new states to determine what licensing will be required.
  • Conducts initial search of potential trademarks, advising clients of results and working with outside counsel during registration process.
  • Performs Internet-based searches to ensure protection of the Company's intellectual property from infringement and unauthorized use by different outside third parties.
  • Creates and delivers cease and desist letters to various third parties suspected of using and possibly infringing upon the company's intellectual property, as needed.
  • Performs initial review of proposed marketing pieces submitted to the legal department for comments and approval.
  • Advises the legal department's attorneys of potential problems from a business or regulatory standpoint related to licensing for company programs and business initiatives.
  • Drafts Details of Participation for different Company marketing contests and sweepstakes.
  • Submission of applications and supporting materials related to approval of contests and sweepstakes to regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Serves as the liaison between the marketing department and corporate counsel.
  • Assist the Director of Legal Services with maintenance of corporate records for Company and its affiliates.
  • Other duties as may be required by the SVP of Legal Services.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies preferred; Associate’s Degree will be considered with equivalent experience.
  • 5 or more years corporate and regulatory paralegal experience within a law firm or corporate legal department.
  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations involving regulatory licensing, sales and marketing matters, and intellectual property such as trademark and propriety matters. Preparation/assembly/proofreading of legal documentation including licensing applications and similar regulatory matters, Quality service
  • fundamentals, MS Office Suite.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, strong ability to think strategically and analyze information timely and accurately, strong
  • interpersonal communication skills to deal effectively with all levels of the organization

EOE Statement 

Our goal is to improve the quality of work/life by providing equal employment opportunities for all candidates and team members. Bluegreen Vacations Corporation believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a broad candidate pool. We are a drug-free workplace, and if offered employment, candidate must be willing to submit to a background check/drug test. EOE/DFW 

Other details

  • Job Family : Legal
  • Job Function : Merit Only
  • Pay Type : Salary