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Brand Protection Specialist

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Collectors

Collectors

501-1,000 employees

Platform for buying, authenticating collectibles

Consumer Goods
Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$57.9k - $94kAnnually

Entry

Orange, CA, USA

Category
Intellectual Property (IP)
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent required
  • Possess Brand Protection Professional Certification (BPPC), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or other relevant, professional certification is a plus, but not required
  • Experience in intellectual property enforcement, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade dress
  • Detailed knowledge of investigative rules and techniques, proper procedure, and chain of custody with a focus on documentation and experience in preparing for, and testifying in, Local/State/Federal Court
  • Excellent analytical skills and broad experience documenting investigations with the ability to think outside the box, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience conducting risk analyses, vulnerability and gap assessments, and preparing recommendations for leadership and business partners
  • Communicates clearly, effectively, and professionally with others both verbally and in writing
  • Possess basic understanding of the collectibles industry
  • Familiar with Collectors’ wide array of services and products
  • Well-versed in the various online marketplaces, e-commerce sites, and social media platforms
Responsibilities
  • Actively monitor, identify, and take action against instances of brand misuse and infringement risk
  • Perform proactive and reactive investigations into the selling/manufacturing of counterfeit parts and other hobby-related fraudulent activity within the collectibles market
  • Demonstrate investigative excellence and develop facts to support winning cases working with law enforcement, customs, outside investigators, legal counsel, customers, internal stakeholders, and provide testimony in legal proceedings as required
  • Closely manage relationships with external partners across our industry and law enforcement
  • Record trademarks/copyrights with all relevant authorities
  • Prepare Cease and Desist letters and actions such as UDRPs, with help from the wider team as appropriate
  • Collaborate with the legal department and work closely with other cross-functional business teams to identify and mitigate risks to the brand's reputation and ensure that the company's intellectual property assets are enforced
  • Collaborate with customer-facing teams to respond to and resolve customer inquiries, reports and/or open cases pertaining to counterfeit detection, brand misuse or other IP infringements
  • Develop and deliver brand protection training to employees and partners, private investigative groups, local law enforcement, and customs agencies on counterfeit identification and control
  • Actively support internal efforts involving departments and/or teams whose responsibility is to determine the authenticity of the physical product
  • Build and maintain regular reports that highlight statistics, key trends, and work streams for key internal collaborators
  • Identifying emerging brand risks/vulnerabilities and developing/communicating appropriate mitigating controls to key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with and advise our Operations engineering team on projects pertaining to the security of the physical product
  • Aid in the development and implementation of an effective brand protection strategy for all Collectors brands

Collectors is a platform that revolutionizes the way collectors find, buy, authenticate, and track various collectibles such as sports cards, coins, video games, and Pokémon cards. They offer industry-leading services, including third-party authentication and grading for trading cards, coins, and video games, as well as comprehensive analytics and financial tracking for sports cards.

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$100M

Headquarters

Santa Ana, California

Founded

1986

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

10%

1 year growth

20%

2 year growth

82%