IP Counsel (France)
Netflix, Paris, France
Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies
- Qualified lawyer in France.
- 5+ years experience of working as an IP lawyer in the entertainment industry.
- Production clearance experience in film and/or television, including managing production personnel, script researchers and outside vendor, and negotiating and drafting license agreements for a wide variety of production materials.
- Good knowledge of filmed entertainment and the production process, with strong ties to world class law firms and vendors in the entertainment industry.
- Deep understanding of European IP law, including copyright, moral rights, trade marks, fair dealing, rights of publicity/privacy, and freedom of speech.
- Experience with complex copyright transactions.
- Some experience with chain of title review, analysis and copyright transactions.
- Experience managing heavy workflow independently.
- Outstanding communication skills and a bias toward creative thinking.
- Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably on multiple projects under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment interacting with productions, cross-functional departments, and vendors.
- Highly collaborative and responds positively to change and new ideas.
- Curious and eager to tackle matters outside area of expertise.
- Fluency in a European language a strong plus, but isn't required.
- Sense of humor!
- Identify IP-related risks in our French content and communicate them to the necessary stakeholders.
- Collaborate with business and legal affairs teams to acquire and develop IP, then shepherd it through production and distribution.
- Conduct and analyze trademark clearances, including multi-jurisdiction searches.
- Manage intellectual property claims in a pre-litigation context.
- Implement production clearance strategies for French content.
- Conduct chain of title review and provide concise and pragmatic analysis.
- Conduct due diligence on complex rights acquisitions.
- Negotiate and draft license agreements for a wide variety of production materials.
- Rapidly respond to production clearance issues.
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