Chill Brands Group, the international consumer packaged goods company, appointed Scott E. Thompson to its Board of Directors, as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Thompson has almost forty years of intellectual property law experience. He was most recently General Counsel, Intellectual Property/Marketing Properties for Mars, where he oversaw the global intellectual property/marketing properties for all of the Company’s businesses, and enhanced global licensing and compliance program for all Mars brands, including M&M’s World Stores.
Thompson served as counsel for some of the world’s largest brands including Philip Morris Companies, Colgate-Palmolive and GlaxoSmithKline. At GlaxoSmithKline, Thompson served as Vice President, Global Trademarks, and as global head of 50-person tri-location trademark department responsible for trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and Internet and Intranet matters for world’s second-largest pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company.
At Colgate-Palmolive, he served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, where he managed the department responsible for global trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and Internet matters.
At Philip Morris, Thompson served as Assistant General Counsel, where he was responsible for trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and advertising issues, and had jurisdiction over tobacco products worldwide and food, beer, clothing, and miscellaneous products outside of the United States.
In addition to acting as the lead lawyer for a number of the world’s largest brands, Thompson was also a partner at the global law firm Greenberg Traurig and is currently a partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Team at Lippes Mathias.