The Estee Lauder Companies Assistant Counsel II, Trademark in New York, New York

Assistant Counsel II, Trademark

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


  • Position based in New York City

  • Work closely with senior trademark counsel to provide legal advice on all aspects of trademark and copyright law

  • Review and analyze trademark search reports

  • Prepare memoranda to clients regarding availability of proposed marks

  • Review trademark watch notices

  • Work with senior members of Legal Trademark team on negotiation and drafting of license, co-existence and settlement agreements

  • Own U.S. prosecution of trademark applications across all ELC brands, including substantive responses to Office Actions

  • Advise clients on proper usage of trademarks, including potential risks and issues

  • Manage outside counsel in connection with conflict matters

  • Advise and consult with clients in all levels of the organization, including senior leadership, to identify critical legal issues, assess potential legal options, and provide individuals and teams with an analysis and range of possible legal solutions, all in the areas of trademark and copyright law

  • Exercise independent judgment related to company legal matters

The High-Touch Leadership Competencies provide the framework to build and grow the skills, knowledge, and behaviors in each employee to lead from every chair. Everyone is expected to lead in every position. All of the High-Touch Leadership Competencies are important to success. However, in each position there are three competencies that are imperative for job success.

  • Thinks Strategically: Takes a broad view of the business, industry, and consumer environment to anticipate

and plan for the future. Identifies the focus and defines where to play, how to win and what capabilities and

management systems are required.

  • Builds Collaborative Relationships: Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion

of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.

  • Strives for Excellence in Execution: Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organizational

effectiveness to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures.


Minimum Education level: JD from top law school

Minimum Years of Experience: 5-7 Years

% Travel Time:0-5%

Required Language Proficiency: English

Licenses or Certifications: Admission in good standing to the Bar of the State of New York

Additional Job Specifications (e.g., physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.):

  • JD from a top law school

  • 5-7 years firm experience

  • 2 years in-house experience

  • Consumer products industry experience preferred

  • Member of the New York State bar

  • General knowledge of US and international trademark law, policies, and processes

  • Global experience

  • Ability to form strong relationships with business leaders and serve as a counterpart to the Marketing & Creative Operation teams

  • Ability to execute in a complex matrixed environment

Job: Legal

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Number: 1821715