Since launching in 2013, Bending Spoons has served around half a billion people across the globe through our suite of cutting-edge products. Still, we’ve only just crossed the starting line on our mission to make an enduring positive impact on our customers, on our fellow Spooners, and on society at large. Our business is growing rapidly on an international scale, with products and services that are increasing in complexity—and legal challenges that are expanding in tandem. So we’re looking for someone judicious and driven to advise our business partners and execute on all IP-related matters including IP management, IP protection and enforcement, IP clearance and licensing, and IP portfolio management.

A few examples of your responsibilities

  • Formulate an IP protection strategy that harmonizes with our corporate objectives and global expansion strategies.
  • Identify and assess the company’s intellectual property assets, encompassing trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Secure requisite registrations for trademarks, patents, and copyrights across pertinent legal jurisdictions.
  • Deliver sagacious and pragmatic legal guidance spanning a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial issues.
  • Display a proactive approach by identifying and attending to business requisites, assuming a proprietorial mindset and actively seeking novel avenues to enhance the company’s value.
  • Foster collaboration with external legal counsels both within Italy and internationally.
  • Maintain current awareness regarding alterations in legal and regulatory frameworks.

What we look for

  • Passion. You love what you do, and your enthusiasm never wavers with the specifics of a given task or team. Whether you’re on a plane, train, or sofa, odds are that you’ll be found with your nose in a book or article on the subject.
  • Some experience. After obtaining a law degree, you practiced at a law firm or as in-house counsel for a period of time, in which you encountered some of the main challenges you’ll face in the role.
  • Fluent English and Italian. You can read and write fluently both in English and in Italian.
  • Drive. You’re energetic and hard-working, and you persevere through adversity until the job is done—and done impeccably. You’re massively into getting results, and always aim for excellence in what you do.
  • Tenacity. Once you have a goal, there’s no stopping you! Failure doesn’t discourage you—after every stumble, you get right back up and try again.
  • Accuracy and precision. Your attention to detail is spot-on, and you’re painstakingly accurate.
  • Organization and structure. You’re meticulously organized and superbly structured, so you can handle multiple tasks and responsibilities with poise and precision.
  • Common sense. Your judgment and intuition are sound and well grounded in reality.

What we offer

  • Make a difference. Be the owner of your effort—from day one, you’re one of the team and fully trusted to take responsibility for your tasks. You’ll have every incentive to make a major impact.
  • Unique career opportunity. By joining a fast-growing company on a mission to become one of the world’s greatest, it’s an unparalleled opportunity to turbocharge your learning and career prospects.
  • Continuous education. Spooners get unlimited backing for learning investments, including Italian or English lessons and things like courses, conferences, and books. There’s no permission or approval process—you’re fully trusted to use the company’s resources efficiently.
  • Flexibility and trust. From day one, you’ll be one of the team and fully trusted. No micromanagement or clipping your wings—just the freedom and responsibility to do great work.
  • Talented, knowledgeable colleagues. Learn from (and teach) some of the brightest and most skilled people you’ll ever meet. Your talent is going to blossom here.
  • Competitive salary and stock options. Our compensation packages are designed to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. The entry-level compensation package for this position includes a salary of €46,604, extra pay of €5,642, and a welfare bonus of €1,200. Compensation can grow rapidly as the individual accumulates experience and translates it into greater and greater impact. The individual can choose to receive part of their pay in equity at a discounted value, rather than in cash.
  • People who lift up one another. We hire for talent and leave the ego at the door. You’ll find a group of truly talented Spooners who are eager to teach their secrets and to learn. Reciprocal support and respect is everything—you’re unlikely to ever encounter a more harmonious crew.
  • The finest tools. You get the best hardware on the market and all the software you could need. We can’t wait to introduce you to our high-tech approach and our cutting-edge workflows.
  • Flexible schedule. Our regular hours are 9-6 GMT+1, with remote work allowed within GMT-2 to GMT+3 time zones.
  • Unlimited time off. Take all the time you need to be with your family or just recharge your batteries. There’s no maximum number of days off, and there isn’t any kind of permission process. We just ask that you make your vacation decisions mindfully.

The selection process

If you successfully pass through our screening process, we’ll invite you to take on a few tests that assess how you approach and solve unfamiliar problems. If you’re successful there, we’ll invite you to take part in some interviews. We welcome applications in English and Italian. Bending Spoons is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider for employment all applicants and we provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities, which can be requested at accommodations-ext@bendingspoons.com. Studies suggest that women tend not to apply for a job if their CV isn’t a perfect fit. Here, we look for talent and potential—not just experience and expertise. So if you like the role and think you could be awesome at it, go ahead and apply.

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