Director of Trademark and Brand Protection

Remote

Fanatics

About the Role

Fanatics is seeking a smart, organized and motivated Director of Trademark and Brand Protection to support its in-house attorneys. This role will be based ideally in/near [Atlanta, New York, Jacksonville] and housed in Fanatics’ Commerce division, but carries responsibilities across the Company’s other verticals. This position is ideal for candidates with intellectual property experience who have a strong desire to be part of a fast-paced business.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support internal and external counsel on a variety of intellectual property related matters including:
Intellectual property (IP) portfolio management (with a focus on trademark), including tracking various deadlines, collection of specimens of use, and communications with appropriate points of contact within the organization
Support on IP clearance review and analysis
Communications across the Company, including assistance with evidence collection and other projects, to support various IP-related matters (e.g., applications, renewals, other maintenance, oppositions, disputes, litigation, etc.)
IP-related enforcement matters, including identifying infringing or counterfeit product, issuing takedown notices and cease and desist letters, support with event enforcement, and other online and offline enforcement initiatives
Communications with law enforcement and private investigators in support of brand protection program
Provide support on IP-related matters pertaining to M&A activity
Conduct legal research from time to time
Prepare cease & desist letters, takedown notices and other correspondence
Conduct legal document review and other diligence projects
Design & develop policies and procedures
Support attorneys on the Global Legal Team on projects as required
Provide light administrative support to in-house attorneys

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About the Company

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.