Associate Director, Promotions & Intellectual Property
Sony MusicNew York, NY
Full Time Job
The Associate Director reports to SVP, Corporate Deputy General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs.
• Advise internal clients on marketing campaigns with contesting/sweepstakes elements, including:
• Drafting rules for contests and sweepstakes for internal clients.
• Reviewing, negotiating and drafting promotion, prize provider and promotion-related vendor agreements.
• Reviewing and revising official rules for contests and sweepstakes with external partners to ensure compliance, including bonding and registration as necessary.
• Keeping current with terms and conditions and promotion guidelines for current and emerging social medial sites (FB, Twitter, etc.), user-generated content sites and influencer campaigns.
• Presenting to internal clients on current topics relevant to contests and sweepstakes, including social media platforms’ promotions guidelines and FTC guidelines.
• Oversee SME’s global trademark portfolio, overseeing all filings, office actions and enforcement decisions; review watch notices and advise on, and execute, appropriate action.
• Supervise trademark searches and clearances, and analyze and advise on results for internal clients, including providing written risk assessments of trademark usage; advise on, and oversee, filing of new trademark registrations.
• Assist with management of trademark litigation; negotiate and draft settlements regarding trademark conflicts
• Conduct internal trainings and presentations on the basics of trademark law and the process of trademark search and clearances.
• Advise on, draft and effect local registrations and agreements for commercial co-ventures.
• Assist with a variety of commercial agreements on an as-needed basis.
• J.D. and New York bar admission required.
• At least 2 years of experience in a law firm or in-house position focusing on advertising and trademark issues, including experience with FTC guidelines and applicable advertising laws and regulations.
• Knowledge of intellectual property law desirable.