Paralegal IP
09/01/2020

Region: East Flanders
Function: Paralegal
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: IP/IT/Media
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract

Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) is looking for a Paralegal (at least 2 years experience) to join its IP department based in Kruisem

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Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) is a global specialist in raw chemical materials (polymers), semi-finished engineered products (yarns, fibres, technical textiles and technical sheets) and is a leader in a broad range of floor coverings for the residential and commercial markets as well as upholstery fabrics.

Headquartered in Belgium, B.I.G. employs more than 5,000 people across 29 plants, 18 sales and distribution offices, with a major presence in 17 countries all over Eurasia, the Americas and Oceania. The company achieved a 2018 turnover of €2 billion and is serving customers in 140 countries. True to its roots as a family business, B.I.G. puts sustainability, innovation and care for its employees central.

You are reporting to the Group IP Manager and will work closely with him as well as with the legal team. A substantial part of the function will consist of intellectual property portfolio management. Tasks include:

  • IP portfolio management: handling formalities related to B.I.G.’s patent and trademark portfolio; communicating with external agents; managing and updating portfolio lists; maintaining online databases; working with internal clients to obtain decision.
     
  • Contract management: communicating with internal clients and external parties; assisting in the creation and signature of agreements, including confidentiality & license agreements; classifying documents; maintaining online databases; monitoring expiry dates of agreements.

The function is mainly based in Kruisem (IP department), and occasionally in B.I.G. headquarters in Waregem (legal department).

  • You obtained a Bachelor Degree in Legal Practice (or equal through experience) with at least 2 years of relevant experience in IP matters.
     
  • You are very accurate, well organized and hands-on.
     
  • You have the ability to interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, functions and levels.
     
  • You have good communication skills, yet discretion is one of your qualities
     
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and online databases in general
     
  • Fluency in English and Dutch. French and/or German is a plus

  • A challenging job and the opportunity to be part of an exciting, growing and innovative business and a dynamic and ambitious team
     
  • A competitive remuneration with extra-legal benefits
     
  • A broad range of training opportunities and a chance to further develop your skills

Interested?

Apply immediately with the Apply Button or Kathleen Peirsman for more information.

Contact Kathleen by mail: kathleen.peirsman@youconnect.be or call +32 473 49 71 80.


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