Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)

We are looking for a commercially minded and proactive senior IP lawyer to join our IP legal team at Entain, one of the world’s largest sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment groups. If you thrive on protecting innovation, unravelling complex legal puzzles and enjoy variety in your day-to-day work, all whilst working in a dynamic and supportive team, then this is the opportunity for you!

What you will do

        IP legal strategist: You will help build the IP legal function at Entain, designing and implementing IP strategy and processes to protect Entain IP and working with senior stakeholders across the Group to cement the IP legal function as a trusted business partner to Entain’s 25+ brands. More specifically, you will help devise protection and enforcement strategies for our diverse brand portfolio, from established and iconic gaming brands like Ladbrokes and bwin to fast-growing sports media brands like 365Scores. You will also advise on IP dispute strategy, working with external counsel to mastermind how Entain approaches brand and tech disputes and working with senior stakeholders to negotiate settlement or, if necessary, leading on litigation to defend Entain’s IP rights.

        IP innovation partner: You will be working closely with our technology and product teams and external patent attorneys on innovation capture and ensure our market-leading products are properly guarded and commercialised.

        IP legal guru: You will counsel key stakeholders on a broad range of IP matters, ranging across copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and trade secrets and spanning 31 territories. You will assess IP risk involved in potential acquisitions, run infringement analysis across new brands and products and advise our marketing teams on fresh campaign ideas and materials. You will be the go-to expert for our stakeholders and Governance colleagues, guiding them through complex IP law on a daily basis, and creating and rolling out structured IP training programmes. You will also be a key ally to marketing teams, advising them on IP rights and risks surrounding marketing on all platforms, especially in relation to global events and partnerships.

        IP guardian: You will be working alongside external counsel on managing Entain’s 2000+ strong trade mark portfolio, including instructing on contentious registry proceedings and helping senior stakeholders decide when to act and when to settle. And in this digital world where online copycats are everywhere, you will lead the charge against online brand infringement. You will also be critical to protecting our industry leading platform and ensuring that our innovations, such as ARCTM, our proprietary Advanced Responsibility & Care safer gambling AI, are properly captured and protected.

Who you are

         A fast learner who can quickly familiarise themselves with Entain’s brands and technology and understand Entain’s business priorities.

        A highly commercial and pragmatic advisor, able to balance a varied workload and competing stakeholders and find solutions to IP legal issues that make sense for Entain’s business. The ability to prioritise business needs and work to internal and external deadlines is a must.

        A confident communicator and supportive business partner who can deliver advice succinctly and build strong working relationships with Entain’s stakeholders and business partners. It is important that you are keen to build your network here and establish yourself with the Governance function and the business as a trusted member of our team.

        Above all else, a team player who values collaboration and teamwork. Someone who can: (i) understand and deliver the IP team’s goals to put in place robust IP legal infrastructure to properly protect and enforce Entain’s IP and advise the business on IP risk: (ii) appropriately delegate to and guide/train/coach junior team members; (iii) support and report into the Group Head of IP.

What we offer

At Entain, we know that signing top players requires a great starting package, and plenty of support to inspire peak performance. Join us, and a competitive salary is just the beginning. Working for us in the UK, you can expect to receive great benefits like:

  • Private medical insurance – Single & Family cover 
  • Pension scheme & Life assurance – 4x Annual Salary 
  • Income protection – 50% 
  • Annual holiday – 25 days, plus additional ‘It’s Your Game’ day off
  • Hybrid working  
  • Critical illness insurance  
  • Dental insurance  
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Sharesave scheme 

And outside of this, you’ll have the chance to turn recognition from leaders and colleagues into amazing prizes. Join a winning team of talented people and be a part of an inclusive and supporting community where everyone is celebrated for being themselves.  

Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent globally, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our sector. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at Entain feels valued, respected and included. Inclusion is embedded in everything we do, because we know when we feel respected and heard, we do our best work. Sustainability drives everything we do, and doing what’s right is one of our core values. Diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities. We are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.