Intellectual Property Officer
11/08/2017

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Intellectual Property
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO.be

For its headquarters located in Antwerp, our client is looking for a dynamic Intellectual Property Officer.

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Sibelco is a global supplier of mineral raw materials and semi-finished products for industrial applications. These industrial minerals are the basis for a host of products which are indispensable in everyday life such as glass, steel, ceramics, paints, plastics, cattle feeds, lime fertilizers and asphalt, just to name a few.

Sibelco is a truly multinational business, operating in 43 countries with a team of over 10,000 people.For its headquarters located in Antwerp, our client is looking for a dynamic Intellectual Property Officer.

As a member of the Technology & Innovation Department, the IP officer is highly involved with the support of the intellectual property of the Sibelco group. The IP Officer oversees research on developments in IP and patent law and provides support in preparation, filing and maintenance of IP. The IP officer demonstrates good judgement in selection methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. You will be:

  • Responsible for the global administrative management of Sibelco’s worldwide intellectual property assets (including but not limited to patents and corporate, product trademarks and brands) by providing professional support in the identification, patenting, licensing, marketing, maintenance and reporting of Sibelco’s intellectual property.

  • Work closely with external providers (Patent and trademarks agents and filing bodies) to achieve maximum protection at minimum costs and maximized tax advantage (in close collaboration and supported by the internal tax experts).

  • Maintaining accurate records of all IP activities globally and liaise with key stakeholders in this respect. Removing duplication and optimization of IP protection.

  • Increasing staff awareness of intellectual property management.

  • Bachelor degree in Law or similar by experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in IP protection and commercializing technology

  • Good understanding of patent law and trademarks law and processes

  • Course certification on Licensing or Patenting are a plus

  • Fluent in English (both written as spoken)

  • Required computer and IP search skills

  • Agile mind, flexible and enthusiasm for subject

  • Good communicator and approachable at multi-levels

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

  • Team player and ability to work independently

You will be offered an international, dynamic and team-oriented working environment. You will be offered challenging and interesting work that you can organize with a high level of autonomy.

You will have the opportunity to play a key role in bringing the organization to the next level of worldwide IP management.

You can count on an attractive and competitive remuneration package in accordance with your experience and seniority.

Interested?

Please connect with Mieke Beeuwsaert. Send your cv and motivation letter to mieke.beeuwsaert@youconnect.be or call +32 479 61 96 96.

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