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Legal Counsel

Formula 1
London (Central)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Junior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
1-3 Years

Job Details

Formula 1 stands as a global sports industry giant, boasting a dedicated fan base of over half a billion fans worldwide. The demand for involvement in Formula 1 is reaching unprecedented levels, spanning racegoers, sponsors, broadcasters, and host cities.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a 1-2 PQE IP lawyer to join the Brand Protection team in Formula 1’s prestigious legal department to help support the enforcement of the F1 brand.

Role Details:

Based in the heart of the West End, this newly created position will report into the Senior Counsel, Brand Protection and work closely with the wider in-house Brand Protection Team on trademark enforcement. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Work on enforcement matters, UK and globally, instructing local counsel and reviewing correspondence including cease and desist letters
  • Prepare and review settlement agreements
  • Review and analysis of IP monitoring and surveillance reports, recommending next steps
  • Assist in the response to 3rd party queries in relation to use of the F1 IP
  • Work with senior members of the team on problematic IP files as and when they arise.
  • Maintain record keeping
  • Collaborate on 3rd party company names surveillance and enforcement

Candidate Profile

you will ideally be between 1-2 years’ PQE, with experience working on contentious and non-contentious trademark matters. You will enjoy working as part of a dynamic, fast paced team and interacting with internal stakeholders and overseas legal associates and certainly be seeking a role where you can develop your experience within an iconic global brand.

We anticipate the successful candidate to have trained in private practice, with in-house experience & possibly via secondment being desirable but not essential.

To enquire and apply for this position please contact our consultant managing this project – Joe Neilson at Career Legal Ltd email or Tom Kirby


Formula 1 has the exclusive global rights to commercialise the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and the world's most popular annual sporting series. With over 500 million fans globally, F1 is broadcast in more than 200 territories world-wide.

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