Legal Counsel IP & Audiovisual Licensing

Legal Counsel IP & Audiovisual Licensing
Région: Genval, Walloon Brabant ou Walloon Brabant
Expérience nécessaire: 2 ans
Secteur d'activité: Entreprise
Réf: LexGO2504
Contrat: Durée indéterminée (Temps plein)

Description de la société

IMPS The Smurfs is the worldwide licensor of the Smurfs and the exclusive entity responsible for the exploitation of PEYO’s creations, characters and brands. It includes a dynamic full licensing program with a hub of complementary activities in merchandising and promotions, book publishing, broadcasting and other audiovisual rights, music, exhibitions and events.

IMPS is a family owned company, founded and chaired by Peyo’s daughter, Véronique Culliford.

For our client, IMPS The Smurfs, we are looking for a Legal Counsel IP & Audiovisual Licensing to join the legal team. With an excellent knowledge of French & a full working proficiency in English.


As a member of the legal team, you will be in charge of managing IMPS’ license agreements, participate actively in the anti-counterfeiting program, in the administration of the trademarks portfolio and responsible for the drafting of a diversity of agreements and notices setting forth the guidelines related to the use of the intellectual properties (mainly SMURFS) belonging to IMPS. 
You will work under the supervision and responsability of the Head of Legal Department & Business affairs, and your communication skills and open-mindedness will permit you to collaborate successfully with the internal departments of IMPS, in a pragmatic work environment.
Your enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility shall contribute to maintain profitable relationships with the clients of IMPS and to reach the common business objectives. Your strenght, diligence and velocity will be the key to perform your responsabilities in the counterfeiting cases.

Your tasks will be divided into two main areas: IP management and the drafting and administration of audiovisual distribution licence agreements. More specifically, you will be responsible for :

  • Draft and review audiovisual content licensing and distribution agreements (broadcasting audiovisual content on different platforms such as television channels, video games, various internet platforms, etc)
  • Establish and run legal templates and processes
  • Closely observe and report the latest changes in regulations and decisions related to IMPS’ activities
  • Administrate IMPS' IP portfolio (trademarks, copyright, domain names)
  • Collaborate in the anti-counterfeiting program to protect IMPS’ interests
  • Monitor the market investigation against unauthorized uses of the SMURF IP


  • You hold a Master’s degree in law. A specialisation in intellectual property is a plus
  • You are interested in the IP and counterfeiting sector, audiovisual distribution and other licensing activities
  • You have a relevant professional experience related to the function
  • You have strong communication skills both orally and in writing
  • You are business-minded, problem-solving and you have a good time-management skills
  • You are client and solution oriented
  • You are a result driven team player
  • You are attracted to the entertainment industry (more specifically to the Smurfs is a plus)
  • You have an excellent knowledge of French & a full working proficiency in English.


  • A collaboration to the 360° exploitation of a notorious and international beloved property
  • The chance to collaborate with the biggest leaders worldwide in the licensing business
  • A pleasant working environment
  • The opportunity to grow and take responsibility in a young, dynamic dedicated & welcoming team

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