Senior Advisor Copyright and Licensing | Wellington
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| Consumer Protection & Standards - Position Description - Senior Advisor Copyright and Licensing - Dec 2019.pdf (PDF, 643KB)
|Application Close Date:||04-Jun-2020|
- Interesting and innovative work protecting standards content and enabling new ways to access standards
- Fixed term/Secondment opportunity based in our Wellington CBD location – 12 months
- Flexible fun environment with work life balance being part of a specialist team
- Part-time or full-time opportunity available
A unique opportunity exists to join the Standards New Zealand team as Senior Advisor Copyright and Licensing.
Standards New Zealand (SNZ) is New Zealand's leading developer of standards and standards-based solutions. Our role includes standards development, international participation and providing access to hundreds of standards that benefit New Zealand. In New Zealand, standards are used to protect people and our environment, and to increase productivity and drive innovation. They aim to ensure safety, consistency, and reliability and cover a variety of subjects, such as building and construction, energy, water utilities, health, environment, information technology and more.
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Commercial and Sectors team as Senior Advisor Copyright and Licensing to support the Standards Manager to deliver their statutory function to “ensure the exercise and performance of Crown rights and obligations in respect of standards.
What you will be doing?
Reporting to the Commercial and Sectors Lead, this role is responsible for providing strategic value through effectively working with the wider team on new product development and managing any IP risks. This involves looking for innovative ways to license content and think about how IP can work for us to enable access to standards.
Key responsibilities include:
- Facilitating and managing enquiries for access to the intellectual property held by the New Zealand Crown in New Zealand Standards and in standards developed by other standards organisations with which New Zealand has a copyright agreement:
- Licensing third parties to copy or use the standards documents in whole or in part under copyright licence agreements (CLA)
- Collecting fees for access and use and undertaking timely reviews to ensure copyright terms and conditions cease as specified.
- Updating and amending existing licensing agreements as required
- Supporting copyright agreements with the other national and international standards bodies.
- Understanding the terms and conditions of use of all international contracts and regularly educate the Standards New Zealand team to enable them to perform their roles effectively.
- Building and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
Ideally, you will have a range of skills that will include:
- Sound knowledge and demonstrated application of the Copyright Act 1994
- Demonstrated expertise and experience in handling complex matters relating to intellectual property, Crown copyright, monitoring compliance and dealing with non-compliance, including by prosecution
- Demonstrated competence at working with international organisations and related obligations would be useful
- Demonstrated ability to quickly assimilate new information and areas of work
- Good communication skills– able to share knowledge clearly and work well in a team environment
- Knowledge of and experience with intellectual property law
- Knowledge of the use of standards (or similar codified information or instruments) would be useful
- Requires a law degree, ideally with a significant component of intellectual property law.
To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now' button. This will allow you read the position description, complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter.
For further information, please contact Monica Chow at email@example.com quoting reference number MBIE/1463453.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday, 4th June 2020.