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Ecolab Inc Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Trademark, Copyright & Marketing in Eagan, Minnesota

Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. With $153 billion in sales, Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 170 countries. Join a stable, growing, global Fortune 500 company, at our main research and development facility in Eagan, MN (just south of St. Paul), as an experienced Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counse to support our extremely valuable portfolio of marks. This person will be an integral member of the Legal team responsible for leading and managing the Global Trademark & Marketing legal team to protect and leverage the global trademark portfolio and support Ecolab's businesses on all aspects of marketing legal matters. What You Will Do: Provide legal advice on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, domain name, social media, marketing, advertising, and internet issues Manage trademark clearance, providing clients with trademark availability and infringement analysis, risk mitigation strategies, and brand protection options to maximize brand equity Develop and provide global marketing, trademark and copyright in-house training and education Support Ecolab's businesses on all aspects of marketing legal matters, including claims generation and substantiation, enforcement and defense of claims, promotion and sweepstakes compliance, and global marketing legal strategy and risk mitigation Partner with the Sustainability team to implement and manage the environmental marketing claims review process to ensure compliance with rapidly evolving laws and regulations Work with members of various internal and external teams on negotiations and drafting of license, sponsorship, and settlement agreements Own global responsibility for prosecution and enforcement of trademark portfolio, including anti-counterfeiting efforts Advise and consult with clients in all levels of the organization, including senior leadership, to identify and assess critical legal issues and strategic opportunities from a global perspective, and provide business partners with an analysis and range of possible legal solutions in the areas of trademark, marketing, and copyright law Responsible for trademark, copyright, and domain name due diligence and integration in M&A activity Exercise solid, independent judgment related to company legal matters Manage outside counsel and the overall Global Trademark & Marketing legal budget Minimum Qualifications: JD degree with strong academic performance Possess 8+ years of experience, preferably at a quality law firm and in-house, and with global experience in managing a large trademark portfolio Strong general knowledge of US and international trademark law, policies, and processes Experience managing a team of paralegals Familiarity with FTC and National Advertising Division Ability to form strong relationships with business leaders and serve as a counterpart to the Marketing teams, and to communicate with them effectively Ability to execute in a complex matrixed environment Benefits Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families.Click here to see our benefits. If you are viewing this posting on a site other than our Ecolab Career website, view our benefits at jobs.ecolab.com/working-here. Covid-19 Vaccine Notice Due to local mandates and customer requirements, applicants for certain customer-facing positions must be fully vaccinated (which in some situations requires a booster if eligible), unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ecolab will provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with our application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require accommodation assistance in this application process, please visit the Recruiting Support link in the footer of each page of our career website. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran. In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.