Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
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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.
eviewing 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.