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IP Counsel
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Danone | Broomfield, CO
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Job Description

USO - Danone Foods, Inc,a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a IP Counsel United States (US) Broomfield 

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis. For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside!

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:  DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, a subsidiary of the global food company Danone, was formed in April 2017 by merging three legacy organizations: White Wave Foods, Dannon, and Danone Canada.  We’re proud to rank among the Top 15 food & beverage manufacturers in the US, and we’re happy to say we are #1 in the refrigerated dairy space (excluding cheese). We have a strong track record of leading growth:  we play in on-trend, higher-growth categories, and many of our recognizable brands – e.g., Light & Fit®, Oikos®, and Activia® yogurts; Silk®  plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic®  milk & dairy products, International Delight®  coffee creamers – hold the #1 or #2 brand share positions in their respective segments.    

As the largest public benefit corporation in the US, DanoneWave is taking bold steps for social good in North America. We are creating an “Alimentation Revolution,” which means we aim to nourish people, communities, and the world.  We are changing the way many of our foods and beverages are made by evolving certain flagship brands toward the use of fewer ingredients that are more natural, not synthetic and non-GMO.  We are also working with some of our farmer partners to plant non-GMO feed and are also committed to sustainable agriculture, water conservation, waste reduction, animal welfare and community engagement.

Are you looking to join a growing global leader, in a category experiencing explosive growth, and have a passion for driving rapid product innovation? Then DanoneWave, Public Benefit Corporation is the place for you!


In this role you will be accountable for:
• Provide legal guidance to Brand Teams and Management concerning intellectual property strategy, procurement, licensing and disputes with a focus on trademark, copyright, design patents and trade dress issues both domestically and globally.
• Conduct knock-out searches, provide direction to creative teams and liaise with outside counsel to ensure trademarks and Company IP are used properly and adequately protected.
• Manage and oversee outside counsel in connection with domestic and international trademark prosecution, oppositions, and cancellation actions.
• Review and advise on Company Advertising and Branding materials and communications with respect to IP strategy.
• Review, draft, and negotiate all contractual agreements, including license agreements, co-existence agreements, trademark/copyright releases, joint promotion agreements, media agreements, non-disclosure agreements and agency agreements.
• Create general guidelines and conduct IP trainings as necessary for the Business.
• Partner with Brands, IS/IT and Global teams to protect domain names and develop go forward strategy.
• Liaise with Global IP team to ensure consistency in approach & align with global strategy and communicate same to Business.
• This role will report directly to the Associate General Counsel - Marketing & IP.


The ideal candidate will have:
• JD is required
• 4-8 years of experience in a law firm or in-house role focusing on intellectual property is required
• Must be willing to travel as required for the role
• Ability to identify legal issues quickly and effectively communicate sound, understandable legal recommendations to the business
• Possess strong work ethic, a "hands on" mentality, take ownership of work product, and have the ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment on a collaborative legal team.

Candidates must be:

  • creative and exhibit business savvy
  • highly organized and detailed oriented
  • competent to take on complex legal issues and projects autonomously
  • capable of changing focus quickly to respond to varied business needs

Candidates must have

  • strong oral communication skills
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • strong negotiation skills

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com We have something special inside, do you?

About Danone

Since 1997, the Groupe DANONE has focused on three core activities : fresh dairy products, cookies and crackers, and beverages. Today the Group boasts a portfolio of top quality brands. Click to read about a topic. To learn more about the Group's three core activities worldwide, (financial results, market shares...), select an activity: - fresh dairy products - beverages - cereal biscuits & snacks To send us your remarks on a Groupe DANONE product, contact our consumer services division.