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Director, Global IP at Molson Coors Brewing Company
Joanne Nardi has been a registered trademark agent for more than 20 years. She became a trademark agent while working in-house at what is now Thomson Reuters, but at the time was Thomson Newspapers. Prior to joining Molson Coors Brewing Company seven years ago, Ms Nardi worked at two large full-service law firms as a trademark agent, where she provided trademark prosecution, opposition and portfolio management services to a variety of clients, including one of the largest Canadian banks and a well-known consumer goods company.
As director of global intellectual property at Molson Coors, Ms Nardi oversees the patent and trademark strategies for its worldwide portfolio, manages IP litigation and provides strategic advice to the business. She is also the point of contact for anti-counterfeiting efforts within the company.
In addition, Ms Nardi is responsible for Molson Coors’ entire IP budget and determines where the best value lies for the company and prioritises its spending for the year. Last year Molson Coors went through a request for proposal process to reassess its service providers. Ms Nardi helped the company to work out exactly what it needed from outside counsel and what it could manage internally.