Location: Hergiswil, Nidwald, Switzerland 
Job ID: 74865 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Trademark Counsel (m/f/d) 80-100%


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

You provide legal support to Schindler’s Trademark Team, with particular focus on trademark prosecution and will report to the Global Head of Trademarks. 


Main tasks include:


  • Trademark Searches and Clearance

  • Preparing and filing Trademark Applications before IGE and WIPO

  • Replying to Office Actions issued by IGE and WIPO

  • Corresponding with foreign IP firms to deal with Office Actions and Oppositions

  • Attending Trademark Watch

  • Drafting or reviewing cease and desist letters, Prior Rights Agreements, letters of consent

  • Optimizing trademark portfolio e.g. through replacement, seniority claims


We Elevate... Your Best Self

You have the ability to work independently, with foresight, in a structured and conscientious manner. You are a team player, accountable, pragmatic and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Further requirements include:

  • Law Degree, possibly with an Intellectual Property Rights orientation

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Trademark Attorney either inhouse, in the private practice or in IP organizations

  • Sound knowledge of the trademark registrations procedures and regulations before IGE and WIPO

  • Familiar with the most commonly used trademark search and monitoring tools

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Fluent in English and German, French is an advantage

  • Please note that you'll be required to work fully on-site


We Elevate... You

You will get immediate access to a variety of benefits by working for a TOP employer:

  • We offer a position in a future-oriented industry with a diverse product range as well as attractive and performance-related remuneration.

  • Development opportunities: You will start with a job-specific onboarding program and will be supported by us through technical and soft skills development programs.

  • Work-life balance: We support you in managing your professional and personal life through flexible working hours.

  • Corporate benefits: You will have the opportunity to benefit from attractive employee discounts.

  • Diversity: We promote and foster a culture of diversity


Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organization where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Please send us your complete application documents (CV, Reference Letters and University Diplomas).



At Schindler Group we value inclusion and diversity, and practice equity to create equal opportunities for all. We endeavor that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnic background, color, religious affiliation, union affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, nationality, genetics and health or disability.



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