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Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property

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  • Legal
  • San Mateo
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  • You need 12+ years of trademark and copyright experience, with 2+ years in a law firm. JD/LLM from a top law school, CA bar membership preferred. Strong IP litigation background, client service skills, and a passion for branding are essential.
  • You will oversee trademark and copyright matters, including clearance, prosecution, agreements, disputes, and transaction support. Educating and advising business teams on IP considerations will also be a key part of your role.


  • At least 12 years of experience with trademark and copyright issues, with at least 2 years in a law firm.
  • JD or LLM degree from top law school; CA bar membership preferred. At a minimum, the candidate must be qualified for and quickly acquire a Registered In-House Counsel status in California and the willingness to maintain that status during employment.
  • The Ideal Candidate:
  • Experience providing practical advice on a wide variety of legal issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • A track record of drafting and negotiating agreements with an emphasis on trademarks and copyrights.
  • Intellectual property litigation experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A dedication to client service and attention to detail.
  • Strong presentation skills and an ability educate others about intellectual property in engaging and impactful ways.
  • A familiarity with protecting consumer brands in the technology space.
  • A passion for branding.


  • Advising business teams on trademark clearance, selection, and filing strategies.
  • Working with in-house paralegals and outside counsel, overseeing prosecution of trademark applications and maintenance of registrations.
  • Managing trademark oppositions and related disputes and advising business teams as needed.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising on trademark and copyright agreements, including licenses, assignments, co-existence agreements, and settlements.
  • Supporting copyright protection practices and domain name registration initiatives.
  • Advising on trademark, copyright, and domain name aspects of transactions and managing post-closing integration.
  • Educating other members of Legal and the company on IP considerations by providing trainings and contributing to the development and publication and dissemination of resources.


What is the primary focus of the Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property role at PlayStation?

The primary focus of this role is to support the trademark and copyright programs across all PlayStation products and services, working with various business and legal teams.

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Mission & Purpose

PlayStation has been at the forefront of interactive and digital entertainment since the debut of our first console in 1994. Our products delight millions across the world through incredible games, cutting edge experiences and access to many types of media. This commitment to amazing our fans is at the core of who we are and one we share with Sony Corporation, internationally known as a leader in music, movies and consumer electronics. We can only achieve this goal by welcoming talented people and empowering them to do their best work. From game developers to data scientists, software engineers to cybersecurity experts, marketing to accounting and finance professionals, we’re always looking for talented people who share a passion for creating and our commitment to delivering amazement. We’re headquartered in San Mateo, California, and our global workforce includes teams in offices across North America, Europe and Asia.