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Rocky River Attorney
Calder Mellino

Phone: 440.333.3800


Languages: English

Prior to entering the practice of law, Calder gained real-life insider experience in the creation and protection of intellectual property working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. While at the USPTO, he researched new and emerging legal issues, including so-called “trolls” and how they disrupt commerce.


  • Helping prepare a successful federal trademark application for a beer name and label working with the owners to shepherd it through the approval process. The label and name are now federally registered

  • Educating craft breweries in Ohio and California as to current rights in existing names and the labels in current use

  • Assessing current and proposed names and labels for federal and state trademark registration

  • Developing cost/benefit analyses of registration for individual names and labels

  • Helping individually prepare applications materials for names and labels

  • Educating the businesses as to the general federal trademark system to outline “best practices” and considerations for future names and labels


  • State Bar of Ohio

  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.

  • Managing Editor, The Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal.

  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A.

Trade Group Memberships/Certifications

  • Allied Member, Ohio Craft Brewers Association

  • Member, Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers

  • Member, American Homebrewers Association

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Mellino Law Firm, LLC

19704 Center Ridge Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116

Law Firm Contact: Christopher M. Mellino

Tel: 440.333.3800

Fax: 440.333.1452



Member Since: 2012

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