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Intellectual Property Counsel


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

Dyson is a pioneering global technology company. We are all about better ideas and new technologies. We believe everything could be better. We are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

Our energy, determination and success mean that our business continues to grow at a remarkable pace. We explore new opportunities wherever we find them and we’re investing heavily in our products, our people and our infrastructure to ensure that we remain ahead of our competitors and deliver the quality that our customers have come to expect from Dyson.

About The Role

IP Counsel forms part of the IP Enforcement, Brands and Licensing team, within global the IP & Product Strategy function of Dyson Legal. This role reports to our Senior IP Counsel within the IP Enforcement, Brands & Licensing team.

You will have day-to-day responsibility for the following areas of Intellectual Property & Product Strategy (IP&PS) activity:

  • Global IP Enforcement and Litigation
  • Global Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting
  • IP Licensing and Agreements

Other elements of the role include:


  • Managing IP disputes around the world, including direct conduct of lower-level IP disputes, and instructing and managing  external counsel in relation to more significant disputes and litigation.

  • Working with external partners to enforce Dyson’s IP online, to support effective brand protection and provide strategic value to Dyson by supporting the sale of genuine Dyson products.

  • Anti-counterfeiting activities including:-

Managing investigations and enforcement to tackle the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit products

Promoting pro-active enforcement by intermediaries such as law enforcement, customs officers, online marketplace operators and logistics providers.

  • Contributing to activities of the Centre of Excellence for Product Litigation.

  • Conducting analysis of competitor products to assess IP infringement.

  • Being a subject matter expert in IP infringement, providing advice and guidance to internal stakeholders.

  • Contributing to IP licensing and agreement activities including advising on and drafting IP agreements and IP aspects of other commercial agreements.

  • Providing or contributing to regular reports to internal stakeholders in relation to IP disputes, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting.

  • Operational reporting to Head of IP Enforcement, Brands & Licensing.


  • Contributing to IP enforcement and brand protection strategies.

  • Contributing to IP Enforcement, Brands and Licensing team strategic goals which align with and contribute to the IP&PS function-level strategies.

Ways of working

  • Delivering services efficiently and at a competitive cost.

  • Ensuring quality and consistency of service delivery, acting on stakeholder feedback where appropriate.

  • Managing and prioritising resources and services in accordance with their strategic value to Dyson.

  • Promoting collaboration across Dyson Legal teams, Dyson and with external stakeholders

  • Adopting a “never be satisfied, never stand still, never stop innovating” mindset. Seeking continual improvement to existing processes and practices.

  • Contributing to a team culture of high performance, fairness, transparency and honesty.

About You

You’ll be a qualified solicitor in England & Wales with around 1-3 years PQE, in an intellectual property role. You’ll have a background in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, ideally including experience in anti-counterfeiting investigations & enforcement and in managing litigation in other jurisdictions.


This is a varied, hands-on and unique role with interesting, fast-moving global work. You’ll need to be highly commercial, dynamic, innovative and able to challenge the status quo. You’ll be advising on large, high-profile projects involving exciting, cutting-edge technology so thinking on your feet, managing stakeholders and driving change will be key. 


Other key requirements include:

  • Experience and/or interest in design and engineering, and an aptitude to learn and understand technical discussions.
  • Ability to identify legal risk amongst complex technical facts and propose strategic mitigation solutions.
  • Exceptional communication skills - with a strong ability to interact and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good awareness of the role of a legal function in a large, global business and the ability to contribute actively to supporting the business to make informed decisions.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a very fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Confidence to challenge decisions and actions, escalating to senior members of Dyson Legal as appropriate.
  • Solid collaboration and team-working skills.
  • In-house experience/exposure will be an advantage. 



  • Performance related bonus 
  • Company paid Life Assurance 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 
  • On-site parking 
  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  
  • Free on-site hair salon 
  • On-site lifestyle Assist 
  • Electric vehicle scheme  


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 
  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 
  • Digital GP and prescription service 
  • Fertility treatment support 
  • On-site gym and sports centre



Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.