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IP Legal Counsel

Gothenburg, Sweden

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IP Legal Counsel

We are looking for an experienced IP lawyer. You will play an important role in the Polestar team supporting the company in its growth and expansion.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

 

We are looking for an experienced lawyer with international IP law expertise to join the IP team. This lawyer will be a key member of the IP legal team, serving as a business-oriented legal advisor and providing strategic and first-class legal support with respect to design domain name, patent, trademark, trade secret and other IP related matters.

This is a new role, with which we are expanding the team.

It is an exciting opportunity at Polestar for an IP counsel who can work within a fast-paced and challenging scale-up organization. You will play an important role in the Polestar team supporting the company in its growth and expansion. 

This position is located at our HQ, in Gothenburg. 


What you'll do

Key responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to provide IP legal support to the business, in cooperation with other Polestar Group functions, including Marketing, Product Management, R&D and Design.
  • Assist and support the other functions within legal on IP legal questions.
  • Participate and develop regular trademark review meetings with Marketing and PR.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop and ensure compliance with trademark and other IP strategies and processes.
  • Provide trademark clearance, filing and prosecution counselling.
  • Responsibility for the trademark portfolio.
  • Drafting and reviewing IP agreements, including license, collaboration, development and research agreements.
  • Proactively support the business and legal in relation to IP contentious matters and litigations.
  • Managing and instructing external IP lawyers and other IP service providers.
  • Spread awareness and knowledge about IP within the Polestar Group.



Who you are

You have 5-7 years’ post qualification experience and have worked inhouse or in a leading international law firm, with a deep IP law practice, alternatively a leading international IP firm. You are a subject matter expert in international IP law, combining legal experience with commercial instincts and the interpersonal skills required to function successfully in a commercial, and legally challenging position.

Personal attributes:

  • A low ego individual who is enthusiastic about being challenged by others in a quest to get to the best possible outcome.
  • A strong and unquestioned sense of ethics and integrity.
  • Flexible and agile; able to work across regions and the center.
  • Comfortable rolling up the sleeves and getting involved in the details, but also able to take the long-term strategic view when needed.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The stature, maturity, intellect, and commercial acumen to work effectively and inspire confidence with those that they interact with, as well as externally with business partners and outside counsel.
  • A self-confident, optimistic self-starter with a positive attitude and a "can-do" approach.
  • You are energized by working at a fast pace and by taking on all types of challenges – big and small – in a truly dynamic environment of a company in scale-up phase.

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. Since Polestar’s in a scale-up phase you thrive by working in a fast-paced environment.

  

People at Polestar

We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.

 

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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