Melissa D. Norton

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Ms. Norton has over 20 years of legal experience in a variety of practice areas, including litigation and intellectual property. Her focus is intellectual property, as she genuinely enjoys participating in the process of protecting clients’ innovations and ideas.

Biography

Ms. Norton has over 20 years of legal experience in a variety of practice areas, including litigation and intellectual property. Her focus is intellectual property, as she genuinely enjoys participating in the process of protecting clients’ innovations and ideas.

Representative Experience

Melissa assists attorneys to provide clients with start-to-finish assistance, including, but not limited to:

Trademarks

  • Initial clearance searches; trademark drafting, application, prosecution, and registration assistance; support services for ongoing maintenance of registered trademarks
  • Experience in the United States, International (WIPO) under the Madrid Protocol, multiple foreign countries and regions, as well as trademark-related disputes and litigation

Patents

  • Provisional and Non-Provisional patent filing, prosecution, maintenance and related care of clients’ valued inventions
  • Experience includes patent-related infringement disputes and litigation

Copyrights

  • Filing copyright applications for federal registration, prosecution, and related care
  • Experience includes foreign and domestic copyright infringement, disputes, and related litigation

Domain Names

  • Domain name maintenance and protection
  • Experience includes foreign and domestic domain name infringement, disputes, and related litigation