At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!


As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.


At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.


Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!


Trademark Paralegal

Elanco Animal Health is seeking a detail-oriented and proactive Trademark Paralegal to join our dynamic Intellectual Property (“IP”) team.  This position will primarily focus on global portfolio brand management, ensuring the protection and enforcement of Elanco’s brands and marks worldwide. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of trademark law and procedures, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Assist and partner with the Senior Assistant General Counsel – Intellectual Property & Brand Management, the Trademark Paralegal will help execute the company’s brand enforcement strategies and initiatives.
  • Manage Elanco’s global trademark portfolio, including conducting trademark searches, filings, registrations, and renewals.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel and trademark agents to ensure timely and accurate prosecution of trademark applications.
  • Conduct trademark clearance searches and provide risk assessments for new brand initiatives.
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing trademark-related agreements, including license agreements and coexistence agreements.
  • Monitor trademark watch notices and third-party trademark activity to identify and address potential infringement issues.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property, to develop and implement trademark strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • Support trademark enforcement efforts, including drafting cease and desist letters and coordinating enforcement actions with outside counsel.


What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or High School Diploma / GED with equivalent level of experience.
  • Required Experience: A minimum of 4-5 years of experience in trademark prosecution and portfolio management, preferably in a global corporate environment or law firm.
  • Exceptional organizational skills; detail-oriented and proactive.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize projects, working well under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
  • Impeccable integrity and accountability.
  • Technically savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office and able to learn new software systems quickly.
  • Experience with docketing systems, e.g., Anaqua, is a plus, but not required.
  • Possesses clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.


Additional Information:

  • Location: Global Elanco Headquarters – Greenfield, IN – Hybrid Work Environment


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Elanco we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you think you might be a good fit for a role but don’t necessarily meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or other roles!


Elanco Benefits and Perks:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focusing on financial, physical, and mental well-being while encouraging our employees to pursue our purpose! Some highlights include:

  • Multiple relocation packages
  • Two weeklong shutdowns (mid-summer and year-end) in the US (in addition to PTO)
  • 8-week parental leave
  • 9 Employee Resource Groups
  • Annual bonus offering
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Up to 6% 401K matching


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status