Legal Trainee EMEA

Company: fast-growing premium footwear brand from Brazil, is looking to recruit a trainee in-house counsel to join its European legal department, based in its European headquarters in Madrid.
Purpose of the Role: To provide the Trainee with the opportunity to develop, practise and gain experience in a wide range of legal matters, including contentious and non-contentious work, with a focus on intellectual property law.
Key responsibilities:
  • Monitoring the internet including social networks at European level to identify trademark infringements
  • Draft prelitigation letters to infringers
  • Active follow up on reported infringements and violations of the company’s IPR
  • Keep track of upcoming deadlines
  • Maintenance and control of disputes database
  • Assisting with the preparation of litigation files
  • Legal research: monitoring trademarks and designs legislation together with national and European case law
  • General assistance on all legal issues and in particular those in connection with the retail business
  • Assist in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements
  • Liaising with external counsel in multiple jurisdictions
Capabilities (Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities including Technical Requirements):
  • Qualified attorney
  • Overall broad legal knowledge and in particular of the IP field
  • Strong language skills – fluent written and spoken English being a must (working language)
  • International experience
  • Detail oriented and proactive
  • Organized
  • Willingness, desire to help, flexibility and responsible approach
  • Use of initiative, sources of ideas and innovations
  • Passionate about brands and fashion environment 
Please send your CV and cover letter at alpargatas.legal@alpargatas.com