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Avery Dennison Legal Coordinator Contractor in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison RBIS, a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $1.5 billion division of Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY). Avery Dennison RBIS provides intelligent, creative and sustainable solutions to elevate brands and accelerate performance from design to retail store floor. The company’s industry leading, end-to-end solutions include innovative heat transfer technology, RFID and price management supply chain solutions and sustainable packaging services. Based in Glendale, California, Avery Dennison RBIS employs 30,000 employees in 50 countries. For more information, visit www.rbis.averydennison.com

Job Description

Summary/Position Overview:

The Legal Coordinator provides administrative support and assistance to the IP and Legal team of Avery Dennison’s Retail Brand Information Solutions (“RBIS”). The work includes a variety of clerical, coordination, docketing, administrative activities and research, specific to the IP and Legal function.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review time-sensitive incoming correspondence from the USPTO, foreign associates, and internal resources;

  • Enter all necessary prosecution activity and deadlines into our docketing system;

  • Prepare and distribute regular and ad-hoc reports to IP team;

  • Open records in docketing and financial systems;

  • Populate and maintain patent and trademark records in electronic document management system;

  • Assist with preparation and filing of common patent prosecution documents for filing at USPTO and foreign patent offices, including original national and PCT patent filing forms, missing parts responses, information disclosure statements, assignment documents;

  • Format US Office action responses for attorneys;

  • Prepare and maintain physical files for patent prosecution team; and

  • Routine correspondence, schedule appointments, meetings, travel arrangements, expense reports, and provide support to the IP and Legal team as needed.

Location/Reporting relationship:

  • The position will be based in Mentor, Ohio and reports to the lead paralegal and works closely with RBIS’ Technology and Innovation Leadership Teams (Apparel Solutions, RFID, and Printer Systems Division).


  • This position is a full time temporary position but may be made a permanent position in due course.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Credentials

An associate’s degree or paralegal/admin certificate with excellent credentials is preferred.

Required skills

  • 2+ years of administrative or paralegal experience or demonstrated equivalent

  • Skilled in data compilation, entry and analysis

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience of providing paralegal or administrative support

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships at a distance

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and work under pressure

  • Willingness to learn and take on additional task

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working for a large organization and across functions

  • Familiarity with Avery Dennison’s products

  • Experience with trademark and copyright is a plus

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled