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Trademark and Marketing Paralegal in Timonium, Maryland, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/8/2022

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal’s Legal Team is looking for an experienced and dynamic trademark paralegal to join its Intellectual Property and Marketing Legal teams. In this role, you will work closely with the IP team attorneys managing all aspects of PayPal’s global trademark portfolio and enforcement program.  You will also aid the Marketing Legal team in review of PayPal’s domestic marketing materials. This position reports to the Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, IP and can be flexibly located in one of PayPal’s satellite offices in the United States or remotely.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct and analyze global trademark searches in collaboration with IP Team attorneys to identify availability of trademarks, taglines, product names, logos, and other consumer facing content.

  • Handle day-to-day prosecution of our global trademark applications in partnership with IP Team attorneys and outside counsel, including gathering evidence.

  • Collaborate with IP team lawyers and outside counsel to manage trademark opposition and cancellation actions, including review of watch notices and gathering of evidence.

  • Aid IP Team attorneys in management of PayPal’s online trademark enforcement program, including review of potentially infringing content.

  • Actively participate in special projects, including establishing strategies, guidelines, processes, and procedures, to enable the IP and Marketing Legal Team to provide best in class service to its business partners.

  • Prepare training and other presentation for internal stakeholders.

  • Conduct review of marketing campaign assets in collaboration with Marketing Team attorneys and paralegals.

Job Requirements and Basic Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have knowledge of PayPal’s products and services.

  • The successful candidate will collaborate with PayPal legal colleagues across our global organization.

  • The candidate should be capable of managing numerous projects and matters simultaneously under tight deadlines while maintaining a good sense of humor and positive attitude. 

  • Must be a skilled oral and written communicator. 

  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Familiarity with, and strong interest in, PayPal, e-commerce, emerging payment technology and the payments industry. 

  • Substantial experience using internet-based trademark search databases (e.g., Corsearch) for domestic and international searches, including experience with design codes.

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited school preferred.

  • College degree preferred.

  • Prior experience in the financial services industry is a plus. 

  • Prior experience in marketing reviews and/or domain management is a plus but not required.


For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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