Melanie’s practice includes both domestic and foreign protection and transfer of intellectual property. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents, including prosecution, due diligence and the transfer of intellectual property, in company acquisitions, distributor agreements, licensing and franchising. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters. She has experience in filing foreign trademark and patent applications, and helped to create the International Trademark Association’s Examination Guidelines and Country Portal that provide trademark filing and prosecution information for over 170 countries.
Melanie counsels clients in intellectual property matters, infringement actions and business and strategic planning. She assists in the preparation of documents filed in intellectual property actions and examines scope and ownership issues in the sale and purchase of intellectual property. Melanie was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Columbus, Ohio Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year and Best Lawyers’ 2015 Columbus, Ohio Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year.