Melanie has 25+ years of legal experience working in various areas of law in general practice firms, primarily civil litigation and bankruptcy, with Intellectual Property being her focus since 2011. Spending most of her life in a small town near Wichita, Kansas, Melanie moved to Denver, Colorado in 2010 to be closer to her daughter and the places she loved to visit as a child. She loves spending time with her friends and family and treasure hunting at local thrift stores, flea markets, and craft fairs.
Melanie joined Holzer Patel Drennan in April 2015 as a Legal Secretary and was promoted to Paralegal in April 2016. Melanie is currently responsible for client case management, including: Patent and Trademark filings with the USPTO, international Patent filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Trademark applications and renewals with the Colorado Secretary of State, Copyright applications with the US Copyright Office, as well as communicating with foreign associates regarding foreign patents and trademarks.
Diploma in Legal Office Administration – Southern Technical College
Patent Paralegal Certificate – IPLegalEd
Trademark Paralegal Certificate – IPLegalEd
Notary Public for the State of Colorado
International Trademark Association Member