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Senior Director, Global IP Enforcement - Alibaba Group


Alibaba Group

Date Posted:

August 11, 2021



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Experience Requirement

> 10 Years

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Job Title: Senior Director, Global IP Enforcement – Alibaba Group

Location: Washington DC Office

Salary: Competitive salary

Seniority: Senior Director level

Work Experience Requirement: 15+ years

Educational Requirement: JD or equivalent

Position Summary:

In this role, you will maintain proactive dialogue with external stakeholders including brand owners, associations, industry groups, government entities, academia and NGOs on behalf of Alibaba Group, on intellectual property protection and enforcement. As the successful candidate, you will also assist in the strategic development and implementation of IPR policies, procedures, initiatives and protocols.  

Job Responsibilities:

(i) Lead and maintain intellectual property enforcement and compliance, with particular focus on trademark, copyright and patent law and rights, fair use, and secondary liability;

(ii) Provide counseling and leadership to business clients, global colleagues and other company stakeholders on intellectual property matters;

(iii) Keep abreast of intellectual property law developments and industry best practices, and;

(iv)Serve as an external ambassador for Alibaba with rights owners, associations, industry groups, government agencies focused on IPR related matters (including law enforcement), and academia.

Required Experience:

(i) A deep understanding of intellectual property laws and regulations, including substantial experience in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy related matters;

(ii)15+ years practicing law, 10+ years of government experience as a prosecutor or in an IP-related role, 5+ years of public speaking experience, and 5+ years of organizing and implementing conferences, summits, and/or large-scale training events;

(iii)Significant international exposure and cross-cultural understanding is essential – preference will be afforded those candidates who have engaged in IPR-related matters across several countries;

(iv)Familiarity with E-Commerce business.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

You are

(i) a self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities;

(ii) comfortable engaging in critical strategic thinking;

(iii) a friendly individual and a team player who is experienced in coordinating efforts to deliver results;

(iv) an excellent communicator who possesses and excels in both oral and written English;

(v) an individual who enjoys work-related travel and can travel up to 50% of your time, and;

(vi) someone who is success oriented – paying attention to detail and taking a structured analytical approach to individual projects while maintaining the big picture (particularly as it relates to employing long-term strategies).

Alibaba is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant due to race, ethnicity, gender, protected status or on the basis of disability or any other directive, national laws or local ordinances with respect to protected classes.

  • Seniority level

  • Employment type

  • Job function

    Information Technology
  • Industries

    Information Technology and Services

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