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Intellectual Property Specialist - Trademarks


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 111727 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About The position:


Provide a variety of supporting administrative functions relating to the company's global trademark portfolio.  Work is detail-orientated, emphasizing accuracy, consistency and efficiency.  Work is generally short-cycled and the incumbent operates under general supervision with limited guidance of Senior Legal Counsel - Intellectual Property.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Docket due dates and electronically file all USPTO communications; forward trademark prosecution documents as appropriate; obtain trademark use information and specimens from business units; run SAP reports and obtain invoices showing use of trademarks to support U.S. applications and registrations; maintain U.S. trade name registrations and docket, filing new applications and renewals as required.

  • Prepare U.S. trademark renewals for attorney review and once finalized file with USPTO; maintain foreign trademark renewal docket; contact global business units to gather information on which to base foreign renewal decisions; meet with attorney to make decisions on foreign registrations; instruct third-party renewal service and provide necessary documentation as required; electronically file all communications related to foreign renewals.

  • Prepare agreement routing notes, route various trademark-related agreements and monitor status of routes; monitor agreement renewal/expiration dates and notify attorney; process invoices

  • Provide general administrative support to the Licensed Products business; maintain the global Licensed Products Master List

  • Assist attorney with incoming requests pertaining to trademarks; prepare simple trademark authorizations, consents, releases and other legal documents for attorney review. 


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma

  • Bachelor's degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program preferred

  • 5 years experience with a law firm or corporate law department providing legal support.

  • Experience with trademark matters, including docketing and filing practices (foreign and domestic), is preferred


Desired Skills and Abilities                  

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders at various organizational levels, both internal and external to Goodyear.

  • Strong ability to manage and meet deadlines, handle high volume of work consistently 

  • Excellent writing, organizational and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a team.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: QA, Quality Assurance, SAP, ERP, Technology, Quality

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