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Zound Industries International AB Stockholm Full time

Legal Director - Anti-Counterfeiting, IP & Brand Protection

About the job

Marshall Group is the audio, tech and design powerhouse uniting musicians and music lovers through genre-breaking audio innovation. We are home to Marshall, Natal Drums, Urbanears and adidas headphones.

For over sixty years, we’ve amplified the sound of the world’s most talented artists. We’ve brought their music to crowds and solo listeners everywhere. We give sound a design that resonates with ears and eyes, as well as at a deeper cultural level. No matter the scene or music genre, we aim to excite, intrigue and surprise.

Bridging iconic rock ‘n’ roll heritage with cutting-edge innovation and culture-driven brand-building, our group activities span professional music equipment, consumer electronics, live events, a record label, and more.

We empower around 800 highly talented people across 8 global locations. Our products are sold in over 90 markets worldwide, totalling a combined annual turnover of USD 360 million.

Right now, we need to strengthen our legal team with a Legal Director - Anti-Counterfeiting, IP & Brand Protection who will focus on moving the needle when it comes to counterfeiting to dramatically decrease the number of fakes on the market and find the balance between managing our IP portfolios in a way that can protect the brand but also costs.

What you’ll do:

The Legal Director - Anti-Counterfeiting, IP & Brand Protection will be responsible for IP and Brand Protection at a Group Level. The role also includes enforcing on infringements against the Group’s IP, in particular counterfeiting reporting to the Group CLO.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage the Group’s IP portfolio in accordance with IP strategies and as required for brand activity.
  • Set the strategy and prioritisations for and drive a world-class brand protection and anti-counterfeiting program to reduce infringements against the Group’s rights, including partnering with investigators, law enforcement, government authorities, and outside counsel to combat the visibility and distribution of counterfeit products.
  • Support the business on patent related matters, such as patent applications and freedom to operate-searches, together with external patent attorneys.
  • Recommend proactive and preventive measures to better utilize the available business opportunities and reduce the Group’s exposure from a legal and financial perspective.
  • Procure legal services and monitor external lawyers handling cases. Coordinate all external legal contacts and manage budget.
  • Driving legal innovation to improve work processes and ensure proper administration and maintenance of documentation etc.
  • Lead and support the team, ensuring enough capacity and knowledge is developed and retained.
  • Educate and train other departments to understand and meet legal requirements.

You probably have the following experiences & skills:

  • Extensive proven experience within an in-house legal department conducting IP & brand protection work 
  • You will have managed IP portfolios, both trademarks & a design portfolio
  • You'll be able to demonstrate a compelling story about turning around counterfeiting within the organisation you have worked in
  • Business language level of English

Our pledge:

We thrive to foster an inclusive workplace and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We firmly believe that Marshall thrives when our employees do, leading to better experiences for our consumers.

We encourage applications from all over the world. To enable transitioning from another country for a role at Marshall, we offer re-location support. This support is tailored for each role but always includes visa/work permit application, local authority registration, and home finding service. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Does this sound like you?

We look forward to reviewing your application!

  • Advantage: Central office Central office
  • Advantage: Retirement savings Retirement savings
  • Advantage: Breakfast every day Breakfast every day
  • Advantage: Sickness insurance Sickness insurance
  • Advantage: Competent and fun colleagues Competent and fun colleagues
  • Advantage: Flextime Flextime
Om företaget

Zound is the team behind the most exciting brands in audio electronics: Urbanears, Marshall and adidas. We design and develop headphones and speakers and we champion the human perspective in tech. Armed with a genuine passion for the things that resonate we challenge the status quo in our industry with a little bit of Zound magic.

We are a global company with offices in Stockholm (HQ), New York, London, Paris, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Behind the scenes, we’re a team of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving, easy-going, creative people. And we’re here to bring life to sound.

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