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Brand Enforcement Paralegal

Organization

Vans (a VF Corporation Brand)

Date Posted:

January 9, 2017

Category

Brand Protection

Type of Position

Full-Time

Education Requirement

Bachelor's

Experience Requirement

3-5 Years

How to Apply/Contact

Please send resumes directly to Shelly_Grange@vfc.com

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Description/Details

Vans: Be a Part of the Original

“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren

Vans is the original action sports footwear company rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans’ four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the creative expressers within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans our culture sets us apart and it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and we are driven by our five values. We are determined. We are connected to our consumers and to each other. We areinclusive. We are expressive and Fun. And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest retail company comprised of over 30 brands. We are the leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing our growing number of individuals through our distinct learning culture.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to build each individual’s personal strengths to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as Leadership, Communication, Collaboration and Technical Skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and developing to the pace of our rapidly, growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative folk. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Global Brand Enforcement Paralegal: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Vans, a division of VF Outdoor, LLC, is seeking a junior to mid-level brand enforcement paralegal to join its Legal Department. Vans is a leading action sports footwear company that has an extensive history of manufacturing excellence. We carry a sense of purpose to enable creative expression – and inspire youth culture – by celebrating and encouraging the Off the Wall attitude that comes from thinking differently. Vans cares deeply about our action sports, art, street culture, and music communities; expect to be working with an apparel brand that strives to greatly impact the creative expressers of those communities. By being a part of our Vans Family, you will be working with talented colleagues

who will welcome you with open arms and are always there if you need a helping hand.

How You Will Move the Needle:

  • Main legal point of contact for global enforcement efforts related to grey market, diverted and transshipped products
  • Track all matters and associated communication
  • Monitor and lead investigations on diverted products and unauthorized sellers
  • Oversee vendors involved in investigating and taking down diverted product online
  • Lead enforcement efforts against grey market and unauthorized sellers
  • Establish and enforce anti-diversion and anti-transshipping policies and processes for authorized dealers
  • Assist with the development of reports and presentations with regards to processes, policies and enforcement efforts
  • Work closely with cross functional team that includes legal, sales, operations and production to effectively combat diversion
  • For contracts related to sales and enforcement function, enforce contracts process, help draft and amend contracts as appropriate, ensure execution of contracts, and update and maintain company’s contract files.
  • Assist with other matters as needed, including special projects related to updating policies and contract forms and other brand enforcement activities, including related to counterfeits.
  • Manage filing and records maintenance related to job duties.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • At least three to five years of experience in brand enforcement in a law firm, investigative firm or law department; corporate experience preferred.
  • College degree and paralegal degree/certificate required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of intellectual property and brand enforcement, diversion experience a plus
  • Solid interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Must be able to manage client’s expectations in a demanding environment
  • Must be independent and self-motivated and driven to deliver results
  • Knowledge of WebTMS or similar file management portal
  • Experience enforcing and/or drafting contracts and polices related to sales a plus
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Flexibility and positive attitude
  • Desire to learn and develop new skills
  • Computer word processing, database and spreadsheet skills

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