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Senior Counsel, Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection - EMEIA

Employer
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Function
Marketing
Level
Senior Manager

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At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

As our Senior Counsel, Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection - EMEIA, you'll be responsible for all Intellectual Property enforcement matters throughout Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), tackling IP risk across the region, acting on a proactive and strategic basis to identify infringers, assess risk, initiate and respond to potential infringement and counterfeit concerns. You will lead the implementation of Burberry's enforcement strategy in the region, manage a great team and collaborate closely with the global Brand Protection team.

This Senior Counsel, Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection - EMEIA role is offered on a full time, permanent basis and will be based in our Horseferry House 2 office in London on a hybrid working basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing customs and criminal enforcement activities in EMEIA, liaising with law enforcement authorities and external counsel and providing instructions on matters
  • Managing all civil enforcement matters in the region, from sending cease and desist letters, negotiating settlements and drafting settlement agreements through to litigation work and strategy
  • Managing and engaging in online enforcement, including working with service providers, industry collaborations, enforcement authorities/groups and liaising/negotiating with online platforms
  • Providing legal advice relating to and in support of the Burberry's anti-counterfeiting and brand protection activities
  • Understand the shifting counterfeit marketplace and continue to evolve and implement the enforcement strategy in response to changing business needs, resources and relevant trends
  • Lead and develop the EMEIA Brand Protection team to ensure high performance across enforcement activities across the region
  • Partner with business stakeholders on education and training across brand protection, supporting the implementation of business strategies and managing risk
  • Working collaboratively with global brand protection team to align on enforcement efforts and share understanding of global IP issues


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Experienced lawyer with a primary emphasis on intellectual property, brand protection or anti-counterfeiting
  • Experience from an in-house setting essential
  • Experience with litigation, managing evidence, and negotiations
  • Thoughtful, proactive, with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while being a team player, and bringing a positive and pro-active attitude to the workplace
  • Exceptional leadership skills with an open and caring attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to prioritise
  • Fluency in English essential, any other European language skills an advantage




Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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