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Brand Protection Counsel

Organization

PVH Corporation

Date Posted:

August 15, 2018

Category

Legal

Type of Position

Full-Time

Education Requirement

Master's

Experience Requirement

3-5 Years

How to Apply/Contact

Please apply here: www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/809562025/?pathWildcard=809562025&trk=job_capjs

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Description/Details

As Brand Protection Counsel you will report directly to the Legal Director Brand Protection for Tommy Hilfiger, and will be responsible for implementing and driving the day-to-day brand protection activities for Tommy Hilfiger across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

You will establish collaborative working relationships with customs, law enforcement and government agencies, and well as with our external service providers and other right holders to share information concerning counterfeiting trends, best practices, and supporting joint enforcement actions when reasonable to reduce costs while maintaining the highest ethical standards.The successful candidate will have an inquisitive and analytical mindset, possess exceptional organizational skills and be detailed-oriented.

In particular, you will have the responsibility to:

  • Implement and drive the Tommy Hilfiger brand protection strategy across Europe, the Middle East and Africa;
  • Establish effective and collaborative working relationships with customs, police and other law enforcement and government agencies;
  • Develop, maintain and oversee a network of experienced law firms, investigators and other service providers to support the Company’s brand protection activities;
  • Lead investigations into targets engaged in the manufacture, distribution, import, export or sale of counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger products, and initiate, manage and provide oversight of raid actions and criminal enforcement proceedings;
  • Conduct timely and accurate product authentication, and provide regular training to customs, law enforcement and government agencies on the identification of counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger products;
  • Provide written and oral testimony as necessary in criminal, civil and administrative hearings to support the successful prosecution of targets;
  • Manage civil enforcement proceedings, including the review of cease and desist letters, gathering evidence, liaising with business stakeholders and providing instructions with strategic guidance to external counsel;
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of all brand protection matters in our case management system, DH Anticounterfeit (CaseMate);
  • Track and analyze counterfeit data for trends, intelligence and investigative targeting;
  • Compile regular reports and work highlights for the global Tommy Hilfiger brand protection team;
  • Represent Tommy Hilfiger at relevant industry organisations, and participate on appropriate committees and working groups to further our strategic objectives;
  • Forecast and manage the annual brand protection budget for Tommy Hilfiger in the region, ensuring that fiscal responsibility is practiced and demonstrated.

Requirements

  • Passionate and knowledgeable IP lawyer with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in intellectual property enforcement;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with fluency in English;
  • Outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Exceptional computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office, Power BI, OSINT and IP case management software;
  • Strong sense of teamwork, with an ability to work independently and accomplish team priorities without day-to-day oversight;
  • Ability to travel internationally as and when required;
  • Ideally have experience working with an apparel or footwear brand;
  • Integrity and absolute discretion is essential.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of PVH Corp.


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