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Brand Protection Intern, Spring 2018

In 1998 we started our first website,, with a simple premise: people should have access to the top special occasion dresses and they should be able to shop for them online.

Fast forward to 2018 and Occasion Brands has become the leading special occasion retailer online with two brands - PromGirl and SimplyDresses. We are growing and have plans to introduce new special occasion stores online under the Occasion Brands umbrella. We’re also bringing the PromGirl experience offline as we open up a pop-up store for 2018.

The Occasion Brands Legal Team is seeking a Brand Protection Intern for the Spring 2018 semester. This is the perfect opportunity for an aspiring lawyer looking for experience working in intellectual property rights. As a member of our nimble team you will have an immediate impact on our business and see your ideas comes to life and your contributions put to immediate use. If you are an independent, creative problem solver and like to laugh, Occasion Brands is the place for you.


  • Draft and send cease and desist letters, takedown requests and DMCA letters for the removal of counterfeit and infringing items across different channels, including rouge websites, search engines, marketplaces and social media platforms
  • Monitor and take action against merchants who offer infringing goods through marketplaces such as Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, DHGate, Wish, etc.
  • Monitor, track and take action against counterfeiters’ marketing efforts, including advertising activity on platforms like Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • Research and test new techniques, programs and 3rd party solutions that aid in IP protection
  • Review and follow up on data from internal company reports
  • Assist the marketing department in identifying and executing different brand protection programs, consumer education initiatives, and/or PR opportunities

Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to organize and manage multiple projects from initiation to conclusion
  • Must be able to attend to details, multitask, and prioritize tasks with shifting priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Willing and able to follow through on complex issues
  • Experience with internet and electronic research and investigation a plus
  • Familiarity with copyright and trademark law and infringement disputes a plus
  • Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office, especially Google Sheets and/or Excel a plus


  • Compensation
    • College credit and a small monthly travel stipend
  • Program Dates
    • The spring semester runs January 29th-May 11th but start/end dates are flexible
  • Scheduling
    • Typical internships are 15-18 hours/week over 2-3 days
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