Melissa C. Shannon

Melissa C. Shannon

1776 Ash Street
Northfield, IL 60093
Cell       310-721-3324
Direct   773-569-3568
Fax       312-268-5063

Practice Summary

Melissa Shannon is an associate at Norvell IP.  She advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, with emphasis on trademark issues across a range of industries, including the travel, fashion, skin care, and beverage industries.  Melissa's practice focuses on worldwide trademark clearance, procurement, enforcement, licensing, portfolio management, and litigation in federal court and before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s(USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as copyright procurement, enforcement, and licensing.

 During law school, Melissa competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition and was a member of the LUC Law Journal.  Melissa received the CALI Excellence for The Future Award in Art Law and Patent Law and was an Intellectual Property Colloquium Fellow.  Melissa also externed for the Honorable Patricia O’Brien Sheahan of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook Country.


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2020
B.A., City University of New York, 2013, magna cum laude


Illinois Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

Areas of Emphasis and Experience

  • Intellectual property enforcement actions
  • Worldwide trademark clearance and risk assessment
  • Transactional licensing and assignment agreements
  • Copyright registration and rights enforcement
  • Intellectual property inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T.T.A.B.) and the Northern District of Illinois

Memberships & Affiliations

International Trademark Association

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Chicago Bar Association