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Brian Joseph Meli

Brian Joseph Meli

Practice areas:

Advertising, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Intellectual Property, Communications & Media

About Me

I am intellectual property, media and technology attorney specializing in advising marketing communications professionals on legal and regulatory risk management strategies. I counsel advertising agencies, digital content providers, production studios, developers and designers on the acquisition, protection and transfer of intellectual property rights. I also work extensively with start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals to assist them with monetizing their intellectual assets and realizing their business goals.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Communications & Media: 20%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Advertising: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ronald Neil Weikers

    Brian is a bright, motivated, conscientious and ethical attorney. His years of business experience prior to practicing law enable him to see legal matters from the cost-benefit perspective of his clients, making him a true asset. I give Brian my highest endorsement.


    Ronald Weikers Licensing Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Louis Ward

    I have known Brian for several years and would recommend him to anyone looking for an advertising/business attorney. Brian has real world advertising/business experience that is an asset to any client looking for guidance on these matters. Brian will get results and cut through the red tape.


    John Ward Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 201103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
UNH Law Moot Court Advisory BoardUniversity of New Hampshire School of Law2009
Ruby R. Vale Corporate Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of New Hampshire School of Law2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Law Firm of Brian J. Meli2012 - Present
General CounselLaunchpad Advertising2010 - 2012
Legal Clerk for Brand EnforcementCalvin Klein2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateLinda Liu and Associates2008 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationCommittee Member; Corporate Law, Solo and Small Firm Practice2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationCommittee Member; Trademark Litigation, Marketing Law2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Unemployment hearing before Appeals TribunalAppeals tribunal awarded client full benefits and dropped all repayment requirements
Breach of contract dispute, collection of fees earnedObtained a favorable monetary settlement for my client, along with a signed release fully exculpating my client of any wrongdoing
Debt collectionA favorable settlement was reached

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Legalmatter - commerce and technology law blogDiller vs. Moonves - Media Right Meets Media Might2013
Legalmatter - commerce & technology law blogContent Marketing and the Great Commercial Blur2013
IP LitigatorThe World Wide What-If: How E.T. and Mickey Mouse Nearly Changed The Internet (and world) As We Know It2013
Legalmatter - commerce & technology law blogYou're Hired, Now What Should We Call You?2013
Legalmatter - commerce & technology law blogSpam (can cost) a lot!2013
Legalmatter - commerce & technology law blogA Lawyer and a Marketing Exec Walk Into a Bar...To Discuss a Trademark2013
Electronically-in-Touch (NYSBA)Practicing Law Without a Hair Dryer: Disaster Recovery and the Cloud2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Hampshire School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of New Hampshire School of LawIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Tsinghua UniveristyIntellectual PropertyChinese Intellectual Property Institute Certificate2008
Marquette UniversityAdvertisingBA - Bachelor of Arts2000