Head of IP, Hertfordshire
Head of IP – it luggage Limited – Hertford, Hertfordshire
Put your career onto a fast track! We’re a global luggage and travel goods company seeking a strategically minded patent attorney to take up the reigns of Head of IP for our rapidly growing business.
it luggage are a ~$100M revenue company with offices in the UK, USA, Australia, China and Hong Kong. We aren’t yet the global leaders in the industry (boo!) – although this is one of the many things that make the company such an exciting place to be as we are always undergoing rapid growth and transformation of the company with ambitions to get there as quickly as possible. Intellectual property is a key to making this happen and we have already developed an impressive reputation in the sector with our rather innovative luggage (do check the CIPA lobby wall for one of our iconic patents filed back in the day when we were known as Landor & Hawa International) and designs (see Landor and Hawa International Ltd v Azure Designs Ltd).
In addition to the typical invention/designs harvesting, FTO, infringement & validity work, working with external counsel to manage the IP portfolio (including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright), and so forth, this role is a great platform for somebody who is looking for something a bit “extra” and who wants to get involved with mainstream commercial challenges of a global business, ranging from anti-counterfeiting in the Far East to product liability matters. There is also some flexibility in the role to learn many other areas of the business and to potentially develop to a General Counsel role for the right candidate.
This role will be reporting directly to the Board and will at least initially be a standalone role.
What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for a strong, confident personality who is both commercially and strategically minded. They must be fully CPA and EPA qualified. A legal background would be of a significant advantage. Some in-house experience would certainly be of benefit, but no prior department head experience is necessary. This role would be ideal for a patent attorney that is looking to make their mark in a company and take up a leadership role given that the role will largely be autonomous and reporting into the Board.
What we offer:
We’re a company that very much values achievement and rewards on merit. In this regard, there is definite promotion opportunity for the right candidate. Otherwise, we offer a competitive salary and benefits.
How to apply:
If you’re interested in the role, please send your CV and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Anand Varu.
31 January - 3 March 2019
Foxholes Business Park,
Hertford, SG13 7NN