Legal Counsel - IP section
International Olympic Committee
Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland
vor 9 Tg.

Description du poste : Department : Legal Affairs Location : Lausanne, Switzerland Contract Type : Maximum Duration Contract Activity Level : 100% Entry Date : 01.

03.2019 End of contract : 28.02.2020 Deadline to apply : 25.02.2019 Mission The Legal Counsel will support the different functions of the Intellectual Property Section (in relation to other IOC functional areas and affiliated entities, and some of the members of the Olympic Movement) in various legal domains, in particular with respect to copyright, image rights and other intellectual property related rights.

They will review, analyse, process and supervise the various files, contracts and other legal documents delegated by the Head of Intellectual Property.

They would also review, draft and negotiate IP centred / content related contracts concerning the IOC functional areas and affiliated entities, and some of the members of the Olympic Movement. Main responsibilities

  • Assist the Head of Intellectual Property on various IP and legal related matters, in particular, in regard to IOC functional areas and affiliated entities, and some of the members of the Olympic Movement's matters concerning : o Intellectual property (i.e.
  • copyright and content related) matters such as the commissioning, acquisition and licensing of content; image rights, music and other clearances;
  • collective management organisations related matters; etc.; o Other contractual matters; and internal policies, guidelines and regulations.

  • Assist the Head of Intellectual Property on various matters concerning IP rights' protection, defenses, prosecution and enforcement.
  • Assist the Head of Intellectual Property advising the IOC functional areas and affiliated entities, and some of the members of the Olympic Movement, on IP centred / content related contracts, their review, draft and negotiation.
  • Provide practical legal advice to the IOC functional areas and affiliated entities, and some of the members of the Olympic Movement.
  • Research and draft reports on various legal-related fields.
  • Follow up and advise on developments and new trends, mainly related to IP and media rights, in relation to the world of sport.
  • Taking on some of the activities of the Head of Intellectual Property in his / her absence. Academic qualifications and professional qualified experience
  • Law degree with postgraduate studies in intellectual property (IP), media or entertainment law, and / or contract law; a Master's degree in IP (LL.
  • M) or related domains will be an added advantage.

  • 5+ years' proven, progressive and relevant experience; Qualified lawyer (member of a bar) will be an added advantage.
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent command of French or Spanish will be an added advantage. Additional skills and competencies

  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel, and adding value to an organisation through the development of comprehensive contract and legal documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Must have a realistic, clear, efficient, pragmatic and effective approach in order to achieve individual or joint objectives and to produce work product of high quality and quantity.
  • Capable of thinking independently, being mindful of maintaining an appropriate balance between strengthening core business efficacy and mitigating legal risk.
  • Excellent relationship, management and communication skills necessary for interaction with the internal and external stakeholders and negotiating parties.
  • Works productively in a stressful environment, controls emotions in difficult situations and handles criticism effectively.
  • Writes clearly and succinctly in an interesting and convincing manner.
  • Structures information in a logical manner to facilitate understanding by the intended audience.
  • Speaks clearly and fluently and expresses opinions and arguments clearly and convincingly.
  • Able to examine, understand and summarise complex problems, subjects or information and quickly apply abstract concepts of law to make quick, innovative decisions to resolve problems.
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