Legal Affairs Manager (trademarks)

January 23 2023
Categories IP, Patents, Trademarks,
Mississauga, ON • Full time


IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience. With over 50 years of history as a global innovator in entertainment technology, our employees and their careers have constantly gone beyond the ordinary. From offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, we combine proprietary software, architecture, and equipment with industry-leading knowledge and connections to create experiences that take audiences beyond the edge of their seats to a world they have never imagined. Our Hollywood team are trusted movie business insiders with decades of production experience, acting as advisors to top filmmakers and studios across the world. Our technology experts are leaders in the industry, constantly pushing the limits of what is possible in entertainment. Our sales and marketing teams are talented professionals who build and enhance the IMAX brand globally.

IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the world, and our growing Live and Enhanced businesses have allowed us to bring the IMAX Experience to our partnerships across live music, events and streaming to provide the best possible experience across any screen. As the world’s leading entertainment technology company, IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies, and continues to push the boundaries of entertainment experiences forward. Our employees are driven by a passion to take audiences around the world to places they have only dreamed of.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together. Get inspired, get involved, and ignite your future with IMAX!

Job Description/Requirements

Manager, Legal Affairs will primarily support the management of IMAX’s trademark portfolio, while also supporting administration of IMAX’s patent portfolio and assisting with other departmental tasks and projects


  • Assist in the management of IMAX’s trademark portfolio
  • Support of global trademark clearance searches, drafting, and filing of trademark applications, including drafting descriptions of goods and services
  • Support of prosecution and maintenance of foreign trademark applications and registrations
  • Support global trademark enforcement, including reviewing watch notices, gathering evidence, and assisting with the management of oppositions, cancellations, and potential disputes
  • Communicate and instruct outside counsel and foreign associates in various jurisdictions regarding trademark-related matters
  • Provide operational and business assistance on all trademark-related matters, including review of appropriate trademark usage on marketing and advertising materials
  • Review and assist with all IP-related filings and documents
  • Maintain and use trademark and patent databases
  • Manage and assist with patent renewals and payment of maintenance fees
  • Manage IMAX’s portfolio of domain names, including renewals and dispute resolution


  • Minimum 3 years of trademark experience as a paralegal or trademark specialist/agent (in-house corporate experience is a plus)
  • High sense of urgency and excellent organization skills required to manage multiple tasks from multiple sources and meet required deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity and collegiality, and the ability to work on a wide range of legal matters
  • Must be independent, self-directed, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel, experience with Power Point is an asset
  • Experience in managing multiple drafts, revisions of contracts, using comparison software, and maintaining efficient and highly organized paper and electronic filing systems

Our Commitment To You

IMAX is proud to be an equal opportunity employer!

At IMAX you will be part of a culture built on respect - one that recognizes the unique talents of everyone on the team. We're proud of the differences that make us all unique and we support unity, acceptance, and equal rights for all. Diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a global company.

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note, IMAX is currently operating in-office 5 days-a-week. Additionally, all permanent full-time employment is subject to background and employment/reference checks.

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