IP Counsel - EMEA, Contract opportunity
Netflix, London, United Kingdom
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- Experience working as an IP lawyer in a content or entertainment-related field (including sports, advertising, tech, gaming, production, music, theatre, broadcaster, or law firm specializing in those industries).
- Though not required, production clearance experience in film and/or television is a plus. This includes managing production personnel, script researchers, and outside vendors, and negotiating and drafting license agreements for a wide variety of production materials.
- Knowledge of the IP legal space in the UK and EMEA, including awareness of, or relationships with fantastic external counsel and vendors.
- Deep understanding of media, personality rights, and IP law in the EU and UK, including copyright, moral rights, trademarks, fair dealing, privacy, defamation, and freedom of speech. Additional experience of working on IP matters in any other EMEA country is a plus.
- Experience managing and resolving IP disputes, including claims of IP infringement, infringement of personality rights, or other contentious matters related to media and entertainment.
- Experience with complex copyright transactions and/or chain of title review and analysis.
- Experience managing heavy workflow independently.
- Demonstrated curiosity about how different backgrounds and cultures affect us at work, and a commitment to acknowledge and work past implicit biases that we all have.
- 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 legal IP matters outside your current area of expertise.
- Identify IP-related risks in our content and communicate them to the necessary stakeholders, including trademark, copyright, defamation, or similar content risks.
- Collaborate with business and legal affairs teams to acquire and develop IP, then shepherd it through production and distribution of content.
- Conduct chain of title review and provide concise and pragmatic analysis.
- Work with our global trademark team to help analyze trademark clearances, including multi-jurisdiction searches.
- Work with our global brand enforcement team to help enforce against infringements of Netflix’s IP as needed. Manage intellectual property claims in a pre-litigation context, collaborate with our litigation team on IP litigation matters in EMEA.
- Implement production clearance strategies for EMEA content.
- 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.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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