A focus on intellectual property for creative industries

Françoise Carlier has been active as a legal counsel in the creative industry since 1994.

  • She started her career in the creative sector as inhouse counsel for Studio’s Amusement;
  • Subsequently she worked for Moulinsart, a company that protects the rights of the cartoonist Hergé;
  • She was spokeswoman for Vlaamse Onafhankelijke Televisieproducenten (Flemish Independent Television-producers);
  • She was a board member in various collective rights management societies.
  • She was Head of the Legal Department of Studio 100 for 11 years. She helped manage the IP properties of the group and provided support to the international expansion of the group.

In 2016 she started as an Attorney at Law, specialized in IP rights, as a member of the Leuven Bar Association.

Her assets? An extensive legal experience, knowledge of business models based on intellectual rights, long term strategic thinking, and a passion for the creative sector and the people working in that area of industry.

  • Vast experience of the market

    Françoise Carlier worked with both the creative minds, the companies that use artistic people – both as employees or on a free-lance basis – but also actively worked with final users of the product resulting from artistic and creative efforts.

    She is aware of all challenges, expectations and threats of the parties involved and as a lawyer, knows how to create a win-win-situation allowing long term relationships to develop.

  • International expertise in copyright and intellectual property in general

    Through her international experience, Françoise Carlier has had the opportunity to compare Belgian legal practices and knowhow with the working methods regarding these topics abroad.

    She conducted research on legal strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to the take-over of intellectual properties portfolios, and helped develop strategies to integrate such properties into an existing portfolio, also in order to allow development of new set-ups and joint ventures.

  • Fluent in three languages

    Françoise Carlier obtained a Bachelor of Law at the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium and a  Master of Law at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven.

    Her language skills further improved, mainly in her frequent international contacts when working for Moulinsart and Studio 100.

    Today she can advise you as an Attorney at Law for intellectual property both in English, Dutch and French, she can also represent and/ or assist you during negotiations.