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Commercial Legal: Senior Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property

Miami, FL, USA

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

About the Role

Key role within the Commercial Legal Team, with responsibility for the management of all FIFA trademarks, copyrights and designs. Acting as the key point of contact and providing day to day advice to legal colleagues, internal clients and senior management on a range of intellectual property (IP) issues.
Multijurisdictional trademark and design portfolio management, optimization and strategy, including filing strategy, IP related regulatory advice, overcoming obstacles to registration, renewals and pruning exercises to achieve costs savings.
Staying current with legal developments, best practices and benchmarks in IP law and assist internal clients in implementing policies and procedures in response thereto.
Establishing and communicating the IP strategy for trademark, design and copyright clearance, filing, prosecution, litigation and disputes (proactive and defensive) and advisory work.
Effectively building and maintaining strong external and internal relations at a senior level and across global offices.
Providing guidance and recommendations on IP strategy, policy and practice to the FIFA legal colleagues, internal clients and senior management.
Overseeing global pre-launch trademark clearance projects, including advising on legal and practical risks of launching products and online/offline communication materials and any risk mitigations steps available.
Providing IP advisory support including multijurisdictional copyright clearance and advice, copyright registration, internal and external copyrights licensing questions, assignment agreements, use of third-party trademarks and FIFA trademarks, IP clauses in commercial agreements, website content, IP waivers and other issues.
Leading the global dispute strategy (cancellations, oppositions and litigation) before IP registries, courts and customs authorities.
Supporting the global brand protection teams at FIFA.
Drafting, negotiating and advising on a broad range of IP related commercial agreements and management of IP transactional work including licensing and IP due diligence exercises.
Management of a substantial IP budget, operating to maximize budget and resource efficiencies.
Best practice outside counsel management, including outside counsel selection.
Extensive cross-functional collaboration with internal clients and stakeholders.
Guiding other team members and developing more junior team members.
Supporting FIFA’s subsidiaries, including the FIFA Museum, and the FIFA Foundation with any IP related issues.
Delivering internal legal training and ad hoc advice on issues relating to FIFA’s IP practices and strategies.


About the Company

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

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