When active in the creative industries, your creations and developments are your most valuable asset. Affluo will guide you through the complex legal framework that applies to your production, performance, design, artistic creation or collection and will assist you in taking the appropriate legal, commercial and strategic decisions.
Together, we will determine the appropriate protection and exploitation methods for your creative content, adapted to your specific needs as well as to customs and practices applicable in the creative industry, which we are familiar with and understand in depth through our extensive operational experience.
We advise you on the best way to protect your ideas, to implement them and develop them (e.g. by means of the draft and negotiation of license-, development-, collaboration- and co-production agreements) and guide you to choose and implement the most favourable exploitation method. We you in the negotiation and follow-up of your agreements, both nationally and internationally. In doing so, we always strive to create value for all parties involved and attach particular importance to the social contribution generated through the creative industries.
Our field of expertise covers i.a. the following aspects:
After her apprenticeship at the Brussels Bar, Françoise Carlier has been inhouse legal counsel since 1994 in the creative industry, before returning to the Bar in 2016. She has 25 years’ experience with all legal aspects of intellectual property in general, copyright, media and trademarks in particular. Amongst others, she acted as Head of Legal for Studio 100 for 11 years, helped manage the intellectual property and compliance within the group and provided support for its international expansion. This enabled her to check Belgian good practices alongside working methods in the foreign entertainment and audio-visual industry.