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Horton Fellow - Trademark and IP

  • GE Corporate
  • Leadership Programs
  • Posted 10/25/2017 4:50:23 PM
  • 2973967
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Corporate Global Law & Policy
Location(s): United States; Connecticut; Norwalk


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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
This year long fellowship is one of several Corporate Global Law & Policy Fellowships offered within GE. The Fellowship will provide opportunities for new attorneys to gain in-house experience in Intellectual Property and Trademark matters across GE. The Fellow will report into the Chief Global Executive Brand Counsel. Candidates graduating in 2018 with an interest in IP and trademark are encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Fellow will work with our Trademark and other Intellectual Property attorneys to:
  • Conduct research in on various trademark, copyright, licensing, rights of publicity and related matters.
  • Conduct US Preliminary and comprehensive trademark searches.
  • Draft cease and desist letters related to trademark matters.
  • Draft memoranda and provide analysis related to IP/Trademark matters.
  • Draft responses to substantive US office actions.
  • Assist the Chief Global Executive Brand Counsel with simplification projects, workflow function improvement and other legal work.
  • Assist the Chief IP Counsel, Global Chief Privacy Officer, and Critical Information Protection Leader with research, memoranda, simplification projects, workflow function improvement and other legal work


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school is required by the start date
  • The lawyer will sit for a Bar exam prior to joining GE


Desired Characteristics:
  • GPA of at least 3.3 preferred
  • Candidates graduating Spring 2018 and sitting for the bar over the summer are welcome to apply
  • Proven record of success and demonstrated leadership ability
  • Expert- level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Solid research and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
The program is open to current 3rd year law students. Applicants must be in good academic standing and expecting to take the summer 2018 bar exam.

GE Corporate will give strong consideration to applicants who can add to the diversity of thought within its Legal Department. For these purposes, “diversity” means diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to socio-economic backgrounds; diverse experiences, including but not limited to military experience; and underrepresented groups, including but not limited to racial/ethnic minorities, women, the LGBT community, and people with disabilities.

Locations: United States; Connecticut; Norwalk

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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