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Senior Legal Counsel, Global IP

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

eBay Inc.’s Legal Department is hiring an experienced non-patent intellectual property lawyer based in Salt Lake City, to join our Global Intellectual Property Legal Team. The Senior Legal Counsel will provide trademark, copyright and other non-patent IP advice to the legal, business and product teams of eBay Marketplaces. The primary focus will be on all non-patent IP matters of the US marketplace. Further, the Senior Legal Counsel will support eBay’s global projects and programs.

We are looking for a smart, dynamic individual who is creative and functions well in a fast-moving, ever-changing environment. If you’re passionate about working in a truly global e-commerce company and advising on sophisticated online intellectual property issues, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day expert legal counsel (including occasional trainings) to business units, product and marketing teams and in-house attorneys, on any IP related questions that come up within the eBay Marketplaces.

  • Collaborate with in-house attorneys, project managers, business partners and engineers and advise on eBay’s global/regional/local products, features, services and projects, with an eye toward mitigating intellectual property legal risks.

  • Support in-house attorneys with commercial contract drafting and negotiation for global/regional/local deals.

  • Conduct IP related due diligence and contract drafting in support of M&A activity.

  • Provide guidance on eBay's notice-and-take-down program and IP policies.

  • Support domain & trademark prosecution and enforcement work.

  • Support Government Relations colleagues by providing strategic IP counsel on proposed and adopted laws and regulations.


  • Admission (in good standing) to at least one state bar.

  • A minimum of 3 year’s post-qualification IP counseling experience gained in private practice or in-house.

  • Deep non-patent IP expertise.

  • Ability to apply the law to novel situations and to work with the other partners across the company to find pragmatic solutions and risk mitigation measures.

  • Strong commercial contract drafting and negotiation expertise.

  • Willingness to be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken in this role.

  • Takes ownership of identifying and solving problems. Capable of working independently, with minimal direction. Strong project leadership skills.

  • Identifies and monitors trends in the IP legal and regulatory landscape and works with internal partners to address upcoming changes.

  • Able to handle ambiguity, constant change and a fast-paced culture.

  • Excellent social skills including the ability to cultivate trust and respect and to create friendly working relationships with internal clients.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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