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Director, Global IP Enforcement Team


Alibaba International Group

Date Posted:

December 13, 2023


Brand Protection

Type of Position


Education Requirement


Experience Requirement

6-10 Years

How to Apply/Contact

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Position Summary:

This position will serve an important function within the Global IP Enforcement team. Based out of Alibaba’s Seoul office, the successful candidate will work with international brands, retail partners, industry associations, government regulators, law enforcement agencies and other organizations to advance the company’s IPR protection efforts.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and maintain intellectual property protection and enforcement.
  • Provide counseling and leadership to business clients, global colleagues and other company stakeholders on intellectual property matters.
  • Keep abreast of intellectual property law developments and industry best practices.
  • 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 Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10+ years of prior work experience, as well as a deep understanding of intellectual property laws and regulations, including substantial experience in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy related matters.
  • 5+ years of prior work experience in overseeing IP rights enforcement for an e-commerce platform, rights holder(s), or industry association engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of its member brands.
  • 5+ years of public speaking experience, as well as organizing and implementing conferences, summits, and/or large-scale training events.
  • A strong working knowledge of e-commerce platforms.
  • Significant dispute resolution experience and a proven track record in creative problem solving through leadership and consensus building.
  • Significant international exposure and cross-cultural understanding—preference will be afforded those candidates who have engaged in IPR-related matters across several countries.

Required Skills and Traits:

You are:
(1) an excellent communicator (fluent) in both oral and written English and Korean—multi-lingual candidates preferred;
(2) a self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities;
(3) comfortable engaging in critical strategic thinking;
(4) a friendly individual and a team player who is experienced in coordinating efforts to deliver results; and
(5) someone who is success-oriented—paying attention to detail and taking a structured analytical approach to individual projects while maintaining the big picture (able to employ 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.

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