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Paralegal, Intellectual Property

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Expedia Group is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and self-directed Paralegal to work collaboratively with our intellectual property team. The intellectual property team is responsible for all of the Expedia Group companies’ intellectual property, including trademarks, domain names, copyrighted works, and patents.  The position is based at Expedia’s Seattle campus.  Responsibilities include clearance searches for trademarks, investigation of copyright and trademark use, and supporting the team’s efforts in advising business clients in the proper use of intellectual property.  This is a rare opportunity to join an award-winning legal team that is professional, collaborative and highly respected. The successful applicant will be very detail orientated and eager to learn and grow in their career with Expedia Group and in the intellectual property area.

What you’ll do:

  • Support and assist Senior Paralegal in conducting and overseeing outside counsel to provide trademark clearance, prosecution, defense, and licensing services
  • Assist in working with businesses and registrars to clear, procure, and manage domain name portfolio and develop a domain name strategy for all brands
  • Assist in developing and updating Trademark Usage Guidelines for all brands and responding to inquiries regarding proper use
  • Support domain name, trademark, and fraud investigations and other contentious actions under the direction of the Senior Paralegal and Attorneys
  • Assist Attorneys with copyright protection and DMCA support efforts, and keyword and Social Media enforcement
  • Provide support under the direction of the Senior Paralegal and Attorneys in performing intellectual property due diligence investigations
  • Assist in overseeing Outside Counsel, Service Providers, and internal stakeholders in support of intellectual property registration and to ensure proper maintenance of legal entities

Who you are:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years law firm or in-house experience in intellectual property outside of patent area
  • Experience with trademark clearances and domain name management
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with superb attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a track record of establishing strong relationships with business and other legal teams
  • Ability to be flexible with change and willingness to learn
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Bachelor's degree, Paralegal Certificate or experience with a top regional or national law firm

Why join us:
Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.   

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you. 

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® Cruise® and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit www.expediagroup.com.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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R-54999

Job Category
Legal Group

Job Function
Legal

Location
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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