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Corporate Counsel, IP and Contents Review - Game/Animation

Company: The Pok--mon Company International
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know The Pok--mon Company International
The Pok--mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok--mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok--mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok--mon website. Pok--mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
Learn more online at Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).
Get to know the role
Job Title: Corporate Counsel (IP and contents review - game/animation)
Job Summary: The Legal Department of The Pok--mon Company International, Inc. (TPCi) has an immediate opening for an attorney with experience in the entertainment area involving copyright, trademark, privacy, and marketing laws. This person will have significant day-to-day interaction with the localization/video game development and media production teams and will play a critical role in facilitating game reviewing and animation contents review. The work will eventually take place onsite in Bellevue, WA.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: No
What you'll do


  • Providing strategic legal advice on content review in various products and services including animation and video games.
  • Conducting copyright and trademark clearance in video games review and related marketing materials, animation review, and music.
  • Review and advise on defamation, privacy, copyright, right-of-publicity, and trademark issues in animation content.
  • Collaborate with other in-house counsels to provide strategic legal advice in relation to gambling and privacy related laws.
  • Collaborate with affiliated companies or business partners regarding IP licenses for global distribution of Pok--mon games worldwide.
  • Review and maintain knowledge of ongoing regulatory developments, including privacy and gambling related laws.
  • Communicate with various stakeholders and business partners, including Japanese stakeholders and parent company.

    What you'll bring

    • 3+ years of legal practice in entertainment/video game industry or equivalent experience.
    • Experience conducting copyright and trademark clearance.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong working knowledge of intellectual property law.
    • Demonstrated basic knowledge of data privacy regulations and practices.
    • Experience reviewing video games including online games and app games (preferred)
    • Experience with children's entertainment and/or digital entertainment platforms (preferred).
    • Non-English language (especially Japanese) skills (preferred).
    • Ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience handling a variety of assignments, balance priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; and working collaboratively within a legal team and with client groups to streamline business process.

      How you'll be successful

      • Passion for Pok--mon: Develops an understanding of the Pok--mon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
      • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.
      • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
      • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.
      • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a "team first" mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
      • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pok--mon experience.

        What to expect

        • An employee first culture
        • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pok--mon
        • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
        • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
        • Generous paid family leave
        • Employer-paid life insurance
        • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
        • Fitness reimbursement
        • Commuter benefit
        • LinkedIn learning
        • This role is currently remote but will move to a hybrid work model (office in Bellevue, WA)

          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.
          Internal Job Code: LG.ATMF.P2
          Internal Job Profile: Legal Counsel (IC2)


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Keywords: The Pok--mon Company International, Bellevue , Corporate Counsel, IP and Contents Review - Game/Animation, Legal , Bellevue, Washington

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