Legal Counsel IP - I4F Licensing nv
30/01/2020

Region: Limburg
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: IP/IT/Media
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

In order to strengthen its legal team to address its rapid growth, I4F would now like to hire a Legal Counsel IP.

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I4F is a fast-growing global innovations group focused on the development of patents and technologies for the flooring industry. Its portfolio includes IP for flooring installation and wall mounting systems, material compositions, surface treatment as well as laminate and board production technologies.

I4F has strategic partnerships with the industry’s most important IP players, including Classen, Kronospan, UWC and Kowon.  The company’s flagship technologies are suitable for laminate, luxury vinyl tiles, wood plastic composite, rigid core flooring, multi-layer flooring and wooden flooring panels.  International patents and patent applications for I4F’s technologies have been granted and filed in over 100 countries worldwide. 

In order to strengthen its legal team to address its rapid growth, I4F would now like to hire a Legal Counsel IP.

As a Legal Counsel IP, you will collaborate with the operational colleagues and co-contractors on a wide range of legal matters relevant to the business of I4F with the main focus being on IP related matters. 

The main tasks of the Legal Counsel IP, will be:

  • Licensing agreements: draft, amend and negotiate Licensing agreements for the licensing of the technology;
     
  • Contract law: draft, amend, negotiate and follow-up the entire contract chain in relation to (international) suppliers and partnerships;
     
  • Intellectual Property: support the world wide IP strategy for patents, including research and registration of trademarks, domain names, etc;
     
  • Litigation: management of IP related litigation in cooperation with external lawyers;
     
  • Compliance-regulatory: monitoring, building and deployment of a compliance program;
     
  • Corporate Law: taking care of the corporate housekeeping of the entities of I4F;
     
  • Legal monitoring: follow-up of legislation and case-law that affects the business of I4F;
     
  • Communication: insuring the internal and external stakeholders are timely informed of legal matters which relate to them via updated communication tools.

The position is based at the headquarters of I4F in Hamont-Achel (Limburg, Belgium). You will report to the General Counsel of I4F. You will be a sparring partner to the CEO and the Director Licensing and will be in direct contact with the entire business.

  • You have obtained a Master’s degree in law from a highly regarded university and you have acquired at least 5 years of experience as an IP lawyer, IP service provider or an inhouse counsel focusing amongst others on IP licensing;
     
  • You have acquired experience in the field of patent law, license agreements and have substantial experience in drafting international contracts;
     
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of German is an asset;
     
  • You can work autonomously and have an organized, detail-oriented, rigorous and self-confident attitude;
     
  • You are willing to travel on an occasional basis and are comfortable in an international, multicultural and flat organisation; 
     
  • You have excellent communication skills with the ability to handle issues diplomatically;
     
  • You are agile, hands-on and willing to work at all levels of the business of I4F.

  • You will be part of a growing international company founded by highly experienced entrepreneurs.
     
  • You will have the opportunity to grow in skills and personality and will get a lot of exposure and autonomy.
     
  • You will be able to travel on an occasional basis.
     
  • On top of that, I4F offers you an attractive salary package with flexible working hours. 

Interested?

Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Paulien Stuer for more information. 

Contact Paulien by mail: paulien.stuer@youconnect.be or call +32?474 84 53 14.


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