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In-House IP Counsel

England, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Closing date
23 Dec 2020
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My Client is a FTSE 250 global player which turns over in excess of £200m and everything sold worldwide is designed, engineered, manufactured & packed from their HQ, which is then dispatched to one of their global warehouses or straight to the customer.

Central to this operation is a small, however highly influential and well-respected legal team, which is now looking to recruit a specialist IP lawyer to help the business move into (arguably) its most exciting chapter yet! This is a highly visible role which will prove influential and integral to the ongoing success of this phase.

You will report to the Legal Manager and advise the Licensing Department in connection with any and all intellectual property matters as they arise, including the drafting and negotiation of intellectual property licences, advising on copyright and trademark law, advising on industry standard practices for major brand licensing deals, and researching and advising on the risks in relation to new channels and new jurisdictions. To be successful in this role, you must be experienced in brand licensing and copyright and trademark law - no patent experience is required.

You are likely to be an enthusiastic and positive Solicitor with at least 4 years PQE, who will thrive in such a creative environment where you are as likely to be liaising with representatives from international movie studios and games designers as you are with internal stakeholders and commercial colleagues.

Whilst the business is based in the East Midlands there is scope for significant flexibility to work remotely in the main, ensuring geography does not prevent my client from being able to attract the most suitable candidate.

This is an exciting and brand-new role which offers a genuinely interesting, challenging and different opportunity from most positions on the market. If you are interested in licensing, copyright and trademark law and looking to move In-house, please contact Steven Shakespeare on 0113 467 9789 for a confidential discussion.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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  • London Tel: 203 440 5628
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  • Vantage Point
  • Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF
  • United Kingdom
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