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Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For nearly 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.
The attorney successful for this role will be given the opportunity to act as major contributor toward the achievement of the global anti-counterfeiting strategy’s mission statement and its strategic objectives.
Proactively seeking input from relevant area general managers and other senior level internal clients to identify business priorities as they relate to appropriate focus of anti-counterfeiting activities in region of responsibility
Working collaboratively with internal cross-functional teams that support anti-counterfeiting activities including Asset Protection and product security and authentication experts in the Quality, Manufacturing & Supply organization
Contributing to quarterly and hoc reports on results of enforcement activities in region as requested/required
Managing external legal counsel and designated service providers working on regional anti-counterfeiting activities and ensure compliance with relevant internal policies/protocols
Developing and delivering anti-counterfeiting training materials to external national and regional law enforcement officers and customs authorities as well as awareness trainings for internal stakeholders
Representing the company’s interests related to anti-counterfeiting activities in local, national and international industry associations
Initiating civil and administrative cases and support criminal actions filed against manufacturers and large scale distributors of counterfeit products for designated countries in regions of responsibility
Initiating website take-downs and/or civil actions against online counterfeiters and large scale online b2b distributors of counterfeit products and work with relevant online platforms to identify major online suppliers
Managing the relationship with relevant customs authorities in all countries within region of responsibility and provide relevant information to customs authorities enabling them to conduct successful risk analysis. Responding to customs suspensions, detentions, and seizures in a timely manner and follow-up on destruction of seized products
4 -6 years of experience in a full-time dedicated trade mark anti-counterfeiting enforcement role with a combination of law firm and in-house experience
Law degree and currently licensed to practice
Demonstrated first-hand experience working directly with customs and enforcement authorities
Direct experience in successfully initiating/managing civil and administrative actions related to trade mark counterfeiting
Ability to travel to high counterfeit risk markets and major transit countries to supervise anti-counterfeiting activities including intelligence gathering; training and ‘on the ground’ enforcement supervision/support
Experience in successfully litigating against ‘significant’ players responsible for the distribution of counterfeit products in one or more countries within region of responsibility
Flexibility and ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities
Must possess ability and background experience to work independently
Must possess ability to manage team of enforcement directors globally
Must be able to lead work on both tactical and strategic objectives in parallel
Sensitivity to and practical knowledge of working with diverse cultures
Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For nearly 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.