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Senior IP Counsel - Dallas

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Fanatics

5d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Legal
  • Dallas
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  • You need 10+ years of legal experience, in-house experience, a JD, patent expertise, and exceptional communication and organizational skills. Be a doer, self-starter, team player, and have a strong work ethic to succeed in this fast-paced, innovative environment. Frequent travel required.
  • You will provide legal counsel on IP-related matters, advise business leadership, collaborate with the Global IP Legal team, manage global IP portfolio, facilitate clearance searches, handle anti-counterfeiting enforcement, manage IP disputes, support M&A activity, guide domain name portfolio, oversee outside counsel.

Requirements

  • At least ten (10) years of legal professional work experience at a law firm and in-house directly advising senior leadership clients on complex corporate, commercial, business, and transactional matters.
  • In-house legal experience required.
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school (or international equivalent) and member in good standing in at least one US jurisdiction.
  • Patent experience required.
  • Litigation experience a plus, but not required.
  • In office role.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Be a doer who’s ready, willing and able to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get things done.
  • Be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, capable of taking ownership of projects/matters.
  • Have a strong desire to assume a wide variety of responsibilities, be flexible and grow with the company.
  • Able to accomplish multiple tasks at once while balancing competing objectives and deadlines.
  • Produce high-quality carefully crafted work product in a timely manner.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team player in a team-oriented environment, friendly and excited about “play nice” culture.
  • Be confident, be a collaborator and initiative taker.
  • Do not watch the clock, be flexible, invested, committed, and immersed in the excitement about and commitment to the success of our businesses.
  • Strong understanding of the Collectibles businesses and overall Fanatics operations.
  • Be a creative thinker who can initiate and develop alternative approaches to complex issues.
  • Have a “how” state of mind, not a yes/no advisor.
  • Professional and have a perfect sense of integrity, reliable and does the right thing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent legal and business acumen and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to synthesize complex data for a range of audiences. Ability to advise all levels of seniority, summarize bottom line concise advice and at the same time able to expand to full spectrum of details and analysis as appropriate.
  • Able to function in excellence in a high-paced, entrepreneurial and constantly evolving and fast-moving environment.
  • Aim to be best in class – goal oriented and task focused learner who is innovative and influential.
  • Driven to win, ambassador of the Fanatics brand who brings passion, energy and positivity into the workplace.
  • Frequent travel (e.g., to Dallas and New York City) required.

Responsibilities

  • The Senior IP Counsel will provide legal counsel on IP-related matters related to day-to-day business and operations of the overall Fanatics Collectibles business, including advising business leadership on IP matters. Day-to-day responsibilities will include:
  • Serving as a trusted colleague and creative problem-solver when it comes to various IP-related matters working alongside members of the Global IP Legal Team.
  • Collaborating with the Global IP Legal Team to provide legal advice to the executives and senior business leaders across the business, including engagement in proactive issue-spotting, risk assessment and problem-solving.
  • Involvement with management and strategic guidance related to the business’ global IP portfolio, including communications with the applicable business clients to arrive at sound portfolio strategy.
  • Facilitating clearance searches and providing appropriate legal guidance to applicable business clients.
  • Effectively collaborating and communicating both internally and externally regarding anti-counterfeiting and other IP enforcement matters. Reviewing and evaluating potential enforcement matters and providing sound guidance on merits and strategy.
  • Involvement with management of various third-party IP-related disputes, including risk assessment and litigation.
  • Providing support on IP-related matters pertaining to M&A activity.
  • Providing strategic guidance on domain name portfolio and domain name disputes.
  • Providing IP-related guidance on license agreements and other contracts.
  • Interpreting and advising with respect to rights and obligations under Fanatics Collectibles’ agreements.
  • Overseeing outside counsel on pertinent IP matters, as needed.

FAQs

What are the main responsibilities of the Senior IP Counsel role at Fanatics?

The Senior IP Counsel is responsible for managing intellectual property portfolios, clearance and prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement, IP-related disputes, domain name matters, license agreements, and providing general IP guidance and strategic advice.

What qualifications are necessary to be successful in this role?

To be successful in this role, candidates must be experienced IP attorneys with a strong background in intellectual property law. They should be self-starters, enthusiastic about the intersection of IP and business, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and skilled at effectively prioritizing tasks.

What division of Fanatics does the Senior IP Counsel work for?

The Senior IP Counsel is housed in Fanatics' Collectibles division.

What specific legal matters will the Senior IP Counsel be responsible for handling?

The Senior IP Counsel will handle setting strategy for, and managing, intellectual property portfolios, clearance and prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement, IP-related disputes, domain name matters, license agreements, and other contracts, as well as providing general IP guidance and strategic advice.

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Mission & Purpose

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores.