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Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Date:  Dec 30, 2020

Chicago, IL, US

Requisition ID: 13695 

A Career in Beer:  


Our purpose at the Molson Coors Beverage Company is to delight the world’s beer drinkers. We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world.  We’re Talent Brewers - we believe in our brands and our people; we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must.  We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So, if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.


The Headlines:  


In the role of Manager, Global Intellectual Property working in Chicago, you will report to the Director, Global Intellectual Property. The Global Intellectual Property function sits with Legal and Corporate Affairs and, together with the Director, you will be responsible for the company’s vast and diverse trademark portfolio in the U.S., and all IP-related matters in the U.S. You will also assist in the management of the company’s portfolio around the globe, consisting of over 8000 active trademark and design records, spread over 200 countries and territories.



The Responsibilities:

  • This person will execute US IP strategies through registration of trademarks and copyrights working with outside counsel as required. Assist in determining IP risk with US brand attorneys.
  • Support Volt internal agency in providing preliminary searching and naming support for alc. and non alc.
  • Track and provide status on current trademark protections and assist stakeholders in compliance with IP policies and procedures. Maintain database of IP assets. File and prosecute trademark applications to registration before USPTO, including obtaining required specimens and filing declarations of use, as required. Attending to the maintenance and renewal of US trademark registrations. Ensure appropriate process for all searching and tracking of internal agency/service provider and execute the same.
  • Assist brands and company in policing infringement where appropriate.
  • Draft, revise and review contracts under supervision of ACG. Assist in development of templates with procurement and ACG when necessary.



  • You have a bachelor’s degree with excellent academic achievement, J.D. degree preferred
  • Sr. paralegal with trademark experience, Attorney experience preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or corporation working primarily with trademarks (preferably with a CPG company)
  • USPTO practice experience required
  • Record of managing outside counsel
  • Demonstrated outstanding judgment
  • International trademark experience desirable
  • Beverage Alcohol experience desirable


Work Perks You Need to Know About:  

  • As the world’s family brewer, we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and retirement benefits
  • Access to brand clothing and swag, top events and beer allotment



At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago