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Counsel, Generalist & Brand Rights Protection - México

Mexico City, Mexico

FIFA World Cup 2026

About the Role

Provide legal advice, guidance, and support on a wide range of legal matters related to the FIFA World Cup 2026, including contracts, compliance, intellectual property, regulatory issues and access to information requests.
Review, draft, and negotiate various agreements, contracts, and legal documents touching a broad range of commercial and event related issues with various stakeholders, including host cities, sponsors, broadcasters, and vendors.
Work with Senior Legal Counsel, Brand Protection to implement comprehensive strategies to safeguard the FIFA World Cup 2026 brand against unauthorized use, counterfeiting, and piracy.
Conduct legal research and analysis to identify and mitigate potential legal risks and provide recommendations to stakeholders.
Collaborate with internal teams, external counsel, and stakeholders to address legal issues, provide guidance, and resolve disputes, litigation, or claims.
Stay informed of changes in relevant laws, regulations, and industry practices, and provide proactive advice to ensure ongoing compliance.
Work with various external stakeholders to develop brand protection strategies for the tournament across each of the host cities.
Enforce protection of intellectual property rights, trademarks, and logos associated with the event to prevent unauthorized usage.
Manage and enforce brand guidelines for sponsors and partners, ensuring consistent representation and compliance with contractual obligations.
Coordinate with law enforcement agencies and customs officials to enhance global efforts against counterfeiting and piracy.
Collaborate with event organizers to ensure brand consistency across marketing materials, merchandise, and official communications.
Develop educational materials and training programs for internal and external stakeholders to raise awareness of brand protection measures.
Prepare comprehensive reports for senior management, summarizing brand protection activities, challenges, legal actions, and future strategies
Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of FIFA's statutes, regulations, and governance framework, and ensure compliance with FIFA's policies and guidelines.
Other duties as assigned by the Director, Legal - Mexico

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