Melanie King is an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group focusing on complex, high-stakes trademark, copyright and patent litigation in federal courts across the country. She serves as litigation lead for the firm’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) practice, overseeing litigation strategy for TTAB proceedings from inception through to trial. Melanie also advises clients on IP best practices under the Lanham Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

In addition to litigating infringement claims on behalf of IP owners, Melanie regularly defends clients accused of trademark, copyright or patent infringement; drafts consent and coexistence agreements for trademark clients; and prepares briefs and motions involving affirmative defenses under the DMCA.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Melanie was a term law clerk for Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She also has experience as a legal extern for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


  • Case Western Reserve University  (J.D., cum laude, 2021)
    • Law Review (Online Editor-in-Chief)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, Copyright Law & Business Associations
    • Dunmore Moot Court Board (Dunmore Coordinator)
    • Gerber Law-Medicine Fellow
    • Dean Dunmore Award
  • Truman State University  (B.S., magna cum laude, 2018)
    • Community, Worksite and Public Health
    • H2O: Helping Hydrate Others (President and Founder)


  • Missouri

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Young Friends of Kids with Cancer, Communications Committee (Co-chair)
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis (Member)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (Member)


  • The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, Patent Law (2024-present)

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