Manager, Brand Protection and Intellectual Property
Tory Burch is an American Lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, know for color, print and electric details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection. Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today we are a global brand with a presence in more 50 countries. In many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do! Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.
Assist Senior Counsel, IP on all intellectual property-related matters, with particular focus on brandenforcement
Manage day-to-day logistics of global brick and mortar brand enforcement program, including identifying targets, collecting evidence, drafting cease and desist letters, and assisting with settlement negotiations.
Coordinate team of domestic and international private investigators and law firms engaged in the ongoing monitoring for counterfeits in the global marketplace.
Partner with law enforcement and customs officials in US and globally.
Conduct trainings for law enforcement and customs officials.
Responsible for tracking and reporting of all brick and mortar anti-counterfeiting actions, including maintenance of database and creation of power-point presentations, excel charts, and other documents for internal and external business partners.
Partner with Manager, Online Brand Protection and Intellectual Property to ensure cohesive and robust global anti-counterfeiting program.
Conduct trademark clearance and research on a variety of intellectual property issues.
Assist as needed on other IP-related matters, including global trademark, copyright and patent portfolio management, design clearance, rights of publicity and advertising matters, and intellectual property-related litigation.
Assist with global IP budget.
Experience working in-house or for clients with significant anti-counterfeiting issues strongly preferred.
Experience in general IP matters and trademark clearance preferred.
Maintain a high degree of confidentiality
Strong communication skills and critical thinking, excellent research skills, great attention to detail, self-motivated, desire and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment.
Domestic (and potentially international) travel required (up to 10%)