Senior Counsel, IP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Fanatics

About the Role

Responsibilities:

Serve as a trusted colleague and creative problem-solver when it comes to various IP-related matters working alongside the VP - Legal Affairs & Brand Protection.
Collaborate with the VP - Legal Affairs & Brand Protection and the rest of the Global Legal Team to provide legal advice to the executives and senior business leaders across the organization, including engagement in proactive issue-spotting, risk assessment and problem-solving.
Involved with management and strategic guidance related to the company’s global IP portfolio (across all verticals), including communications with the applicable business units to arrive at sound portfolio strategy.
Facilitate trademark clearance searches and provide appropriate legal guidance to applicable business units.
Effectively collaborate and communicate both internally and externally regarding anti-counterfeiting and other IP enforcement matters. Review and evaluate potential enforcement matters and provide sound guidance on merits and strategy.
Involved with management of various third-party IP-related disputes, including litigation.
Provide support on IP-related matters pertaining to M&A activity.
Provide strategic guidance on domain name portfolio and domain name disputes.
Negotiate and structure trademark license agreements and other contracts.
Provide sound general IP-related advice across the organization.
Interpret and advise with respect to rights and obligations under Fanatics' agreements.
Collaborate with other members of the Global Legal Team, including with respect to issues requiring subject matter expertise, and oversee/leverage outside counsel, as needed.

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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.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.