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Intellectual Property Counsel ( 80% )


Zurich, Zurich, CH

Intellectual Property Counsel ( 80% )

About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory

IP Advisory is responsible for managing and protecting Swiss Re's know-how, innovations, products, software, publications and brands. Swiss Re is a knowledge company and by safeguarding its IP from the onset, IP Advisory ensures the continuity and quality of our company's services. This protection guarantees our company's freedom to operate independently of third parties today and in the future.

About the Role

The key objectives of the role are to advice on general IP related queries, trademark matters and IP contracts in particular, with a focus on trademark availability, prosecution and monitoring and enforcing Swiss Re's brand rights, and domain name issues.

Also, you will manage and control the use of outside counsel and provide training and guidance to internal clients.

As part of a global team, you will coordinate activities and share expertise with other Swiss Re colleagues worldwide and operate as part of the Swiss Re Legal and Compliance department.

The IP Advisory takes care of Swiss Re's intellectual assets, particularly protecting Swiss Re's brands, reputation and innovations, and ensuring IP compliance within the company.


What are the key responsibilities?


  • IP laws and regulations, IP compliance, IP dispute resolution
  • UDRP/URS and domain names laws/policies understanding
  • ICANN New gTLDs understanding
  • DNS understanding,
  • OSS licenses knowledge
  • Trademark registrations procedures and collisions understanding
  • Copyright and Contract Law (continental and common-law systems)


In this role, you will report to the Head of IP Advisory within the Reinsurance Legal team in the broader Legal and Compliance Division.

About You

Are you up for the challenge? We encourage your application if you:

  • are a fully qualified lawyer with 5+ years' experience in IP and you developed your expertise in a global organization, in a national IP office, or a law firm.
  • demonstrate confidence in leading and managing projects and complex assignments. You display a can-do attitude and are comfortable navigating ambiguity.
  • have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • are confident in your ability to drive matters independently while balancing the need to collaborate and maintain an appropriate level of communication.
  • demonstrate accountability, resilience when facing challenges and you are fully reliable, responsive and display a high level of energy.
  • are recognized for the pragmatic advice you provide, your sense of urgency and commercial mindset.
  • are fluent in English. Good command of other languages (German, Spanish, Standard Chinese) is an advantage.


We're looking forward to your application!


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

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