Trademark Paralegal


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Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us.

Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Legal Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Trademark Paralegal. 


The primary responsibility of this role is to manage the day-to-day trademark, copyright, trade dress and related rights prosecution and enforcement activities of Toyota in North America. 


This position reports to the Managing Counsel, Trademark & Copyright. Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Trademark & Copyright, the person in this role will support the R&D and IP department's trademark and copyright paralegal needs. This position will be located in Plano although some initial training in our current office in Torrance, California will likely be required.

What you’ll be doing 
  • Prepare and file documents and supporting materials to prosecute and maintain U.S. trademark portfolio, including statements of use, section 8 and 15 declarations
  • Maintain docketing database and prepare quarterly trademark status reports
  • Provide support in gathering and organizing evidence for opposition and enforcement actions
  • Review marketing, social media, and promotional materials for trademark use compliance
  • Conduct trademark searches and related diligence
  • Review trademark and domain name watch notices and report on actionable infringements
  • Prepare and manage U.S. copyright applications and record keeping
  • File takedown notices on e-commerce and social media platforms
  • Assist with Internet disputes and domain name transfers
  • Respond to correspondence relating to unsolicited ideas
  • Monitor and respond to communications/correspondence from clients, outside counsel, and Toyota parent and affiliate companies


What you bring 
  • Extensive law firm or corporate law department experience as a paralegal handling trademark prosecution and enforcement matters, including portfolio management, searching and clearance, oppositions and cancellations and licensing matters and/or anti-counterfeit enforcement
  • Experience with well-recognized IP docketing systems, such as Anaqua or CPA Global
  • Strong understanding of USPTO rules and procedures
  • Self-starter, problem-solver, detailed-oriented, strong analytical, organizational, and case management skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership/personal responsibility for performing tasks and resolving issues
  • Proficiency in law department matter management systems such as Atlas and Team Connect
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word 

Added bonus if you have 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Paralegal certificate from accredited program
  • Proficiency with Lexis or similar legal research software preferred 

What we’ll bring


During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include: 

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable) 

What you should know


Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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