Legal - Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property

  • Aritiza
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 20, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

The mission of the Legal, Intellectual Property Sub-Department is to capitalize on Intellectual Property value through entrepreneurial, proactive, and business-focused management.



Aritzia is growing and our Legal, Intellectual Property (IP) team is growing with it. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team responsible for ensuring Aritzia strategically capitalizes on Intellectual Property value through strong cross-functional partnerships, and a proactive, entrepreneurial, and business-focused approach. As the Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property, you will support with integrating the IP legal strategy into all areas of the business operations, partnering with the Marketing, Product and Store Development teams to identify opportunities that ensure adept maximization of value and mitigation of legal risks. With the skills you gain in this role, the opportunities are endless—from a rewarding career in Legal to continued growth and development with Aritzia.



As the Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property, you will:

  • Support the development of an integrated offensive and defensive legal strategy to drive and protect the business.
  • Acquire, maintain, and protect Aritzia’s trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
  • Protect our IP rights and secure usage rights from third parties to further cross-functional strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to proactively protect and maximize the value of our IP portfolio.
  • Support the management of Aritzia’s Intellectual Property litigation.
  • Work with the appropriate Business Support partners to seamlessly lead the day-to-day function of the department in support of corporate objectives, while enabling progressive career development and an incredible employee experience.



The Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property has:

  • Law degree from a recognized university
  • License to practice law in Canada or the US
  • Recent experience and knowledge of Intellectual Property laws, regulations, and enforcement practices
  • A commitment to learn and apply Aritzia's Values and Business and People Leadership principles
  • The ability to collaborate fluently with cross-functional partners
  • A commitment to quality and investing in results that add value to the business



The typical hiring range for this position is $160,000-190,000 CAD per year. The final agreed upon salary may vary based on factors such as job-related knowledge, skills and experience.  Additionally, this position may be eligible for bonus.


We are always looking for top talent - if your qualifications differ from those listed above, the scope of work and final agreed upon salary may be adjusted to reflect your individual qualifications.


Aritzia’s Everyday Luxury compensation package goes beyond the base salary with endless growth and recognition opportunities through our pay-for-performance philosophy.  Along with comprehensive benefits, aspirational workspaces and elevated employee perks and experiences - we provide it all.



Some of the industry-leading benefits you will receive working at Aritzia:

  • Product Discount – Maybe you’ve heard of our famous product discount? Or our exclusive private shopping events? You have now.
  • A-OK Commissary & Café – Everyday Luxury dining, exclusive to Aritzia. Our in-house bistro and café is a private oasis where employees can enjoy curated, subsidized Everyday Luxury dining.
  • The SET – Our in-office fitness studio and gym with state-of-the-art equipment, custom-created classes, and optional personal training. Open 7 days a week, works out well.
  • Aritzia Virtual Wellness – Because your health, happiness, and safety matter – 24/7 resources to support you in your wellbeing goals, be it physical, mental, social, or financial.
  • Aspirational Workplace – Our offices are specially designed to be spaces of creativity, productivity, and inspiration. They’re also dog friendly. Woof.
  • Amenities – Additional amenities include a private parent’s room, shower facilities with elevated complementary conveniences, bike rooms, and more.
  • The Extras – We also offer a multitude of other perks like dry-cleaning, hotel and restaurant discounts, self-care promos and on-site medical care.





Aritzia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Our goal is to be inclusive, diverse, and representative of the communities where we work while creating an environment where every person can enjoy a successful career. This commitment applies to all candidates and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, disability, age, and any other protected characteristic. 


Requests for accommodation due to a disability or any other protected characteristic can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and during employment by contacting our People & Culture Team.


Everyday Luxury. To Elevate Your World.™

We are Everyday Luxury. It’s what we do and how we do it — together. It’s working alongside world-class talent in pursuit of world-class results. It’s maximizing your potential in a high-performance culture. It’s knowing that wherever you are, you belong. It’s elevating your world — and the world of those who love and will love Aritzia. It’s You. And an endless runway of opportunity.


Join us to elevate your world.


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