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Manager, Brand Protection Intellectual Property

Posted Mar 22
Full Time
HybridUniversal City, California

Company Description

Join our NBCUniversal EPIC Legal Team! EPIC symbolizes key foundational principles as we strive to be extraordinary partners to our businesses in an evolving environment. Here at NBCU Legal, we are Expert Partners who provide Inspiring and Creative solutions to our clients. We are subject-matter experts who collaborate with our legal colleagues and clients to guide, solve and push for our collective success. We inspire by bringing optimism and positivity to our work, and apply strategic and innovative thinking to support our businesses.

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we’ll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.


Job Description

Role Purpose

The Manager, Brand Protection Intellectual Property will be responsible for supporting the intellectual property team in developing strategies to protect NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands, with an emphasis on IP portfolio enforcement and infringement defense.


Job Duties

  • Develop and implement brand protection strategies to identify instances of brand misuse, counterfeits, and other infringements
  • Support and coordinate intellectual property enforcement-related actions within the team, and work with business partners around the globe on matters including anti-counterfeiting, trademark oppositions, cease and desist letters, and customs seizures
  • Perform e-commerce platform and social media takedowns, as well as respond to DMCA complaints 
  • Assist with domain name strategy and enforcement, including UDRP proceedings
  • Compose and deliver presentations and brand protection training to customs officers, law enforcement, employees, and other stakeholders
  • Research global markets and marketplaces to identify risks to NBCU’s brands
  • Coordinate investigations and communicate effectively with outside counsel, law enforcement, business personnel, and business partners regarding intellectual property issues and inquiries
  • Create records and reports that highlight key enforcement data and patterns to senior management on a regular basis
  • Attend events and trainings to represent NBCU, develop new contacts, and collaborate with other brands



Basic Requirements

  • 1-5 years of brand protection experience
  • Knowledge of trademark and copyright laws and regulations
  • Strong computer skills, including proven experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in entertainment industry preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and manage deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week
  • This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $80,000 - $100,000 (bonus eligible).


Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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