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Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

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Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District of Maryland
  • U.S. Southern District of Ohio

Charles H. Melville

Of Counsel

Charlie Melville joined Strauss Troy in 1992. His career includes more than 11 years in private practice specializing in intellectual property, four years as corporate general counsel for a large Cincinnati-based manufacturing company, seven years as vice president and later senior vice president of sales and marketing for the same company, and four years as general manager of the international division of that company.

Charlie Melville’s practice is concentrated into three areas: intellectual property, counseling and drafting distribution agreements between manufacturers and sales representatives or distributors, and commercial litigation.

He has taught at the University of Cincinnati, College of Law, and in the School of Business at Northern Kentucky University.  Charlie has also presented a series of seminars for the Department of Business & Management at the University of Wisconsin.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D)
  • Princeton University (A.B., with honors)

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center
  • Intellectual Property Matters lecturer

Honors & Recognition

Practice Areas

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secrets
  • Patents, except for prosecution before the U.S. Patent Office
  • Contracts
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Business Torts, including manufacturer’s representative and distributor matters