Legal Counsel - Brand Protection

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This role’s primary purpose is brand protection and managing adidas’s North America anti-counterfeiting program. This involves becoming an expert in adidas products, educating and training law enforcement and a network of investigative partners on the authenticity of adidas products, managing brick & mortar enforcement and raids, and conducting online monitoring and takedowns.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage an efficient and cost-effective anti-counterfeiting strategy that aligns with the company’s business objectives and goals.

  • Counsel the businesses on trademark enforcement for online and offline matters.

  • Provide education and proactive counseling to the business to minimize risks and enhance intellectual property protection.

  • Conduct Intellectual property clearance and legal risk analysis on business initiatives and counsel the business on the same.

  • Support on intellectual property aspects of licenses, sports marketing contracts and other agreements.

  • Draft contracts as needed.

  • Support defense of intellectual property claims and litigation.


Key Relationships:

  • Legal team

  • Business clients, partners

  • External law firms


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in trademarks and copyright

  • Ability to provide strong customer service, demonstrate understanding of client’s needs and willingness to serve

  • Ability to work in a fast paced department; ability to manage tight timelines

  • Proficient in the internet

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, a must

  • Self motivated; ability to work independently and with initiative but can also work as a team.

  • Strong skills in research and investigation


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Law degree and bar admission

  • 3-5 years law firm or in-house experience practicing in trademark brand protection




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Job Title:  Legal Counsel - Brand Protection

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  512307
Date:  Jul 17, 2024