The prototypical renaissance woman, Maribeth Meluch brings a unique set of skills and experiences to her business law practice.
Her uncommon depth of knowledge on every aspect of a business, from the idea stage through practical daily operations, is a product of her own eclectic background. She was once a small retail business owner, and spent several years doing classified research in Molecular Biology for the renowned Battelle Memorial Institute.
The sum of these rich experiences work to the benefit of her clients seeking her guidance on Intellectual Property and Employment law.
From formation and operations, through merger or sale, Maribeth counsels and represents businesses on all of their legal issues including contracts, employment, litigation, wage and hour, OSHA, and other regulatory matters.
She also knows the ins and outs of protecting what are most often a business’ most important assets – ideas and people. She has experience enforcing intellectual property rights through filings on copyrights, trademark, and patents, intellectual property litigation, negotiating of licensing agreements, and drafting employment contracts to protect confidentiality of sensitive information and restrict competition by employees and contractors.
Maribeth diligently represents her clients in Ohio and Federal Courts and administratively before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other regulatory agencies such as the EEOC, DOL and OSHA required.
Maribeth has also created a niche practice in equine law after adopting two retired Thoroughbred racehorses. She assists equine businesses with issues unique to horses and the horse industry from customized contracts to application of federal and state regulations to representing plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving horse related and business issues.
Within the firm, Maribeth is Chair of the Intellectual Property practice groups and head of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.