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Charles J. Meyer ranked in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

The Firm congratulates Charlie Meyer who was ranked among the leading national and international trademark practitioners in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review […]

Feb 19, 2020  •  Continue reading >

Charlie Meyer quoted in The Indiana Lawyer, “Say what?: Trademark case tests ‘scandalous,’ ‘immoral’ standards”

Charlie Meyer was quoted in The Indiana Lawyer article, “Say What?: Trademark Case Tests ‘Scandalous,’ ‘Immoral’ Standards.” What’s more, the scandalous and immoral clause seemingly […]

Apr 25, 2019  •  Continue reading >

Charlie Meyer Quoted In Indiana Lawyer: “Chinese tariffs shed light on theft of American IP”

The brewing trade war between the United States and China has shone a renewed spotlight on a longstanding source of contention between the two economies: […]

May 9, 2018  •  Continue reading >

Charles Meyer Honored in Benchmark Plaintiff Handbook

Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP is pleased to announce that Charlie Meyer has distinguished himself by earning an honored placement in Indiana as a Local […]

Aug 9, 2013  •  Continue reading >

Firm Supports Eagle Scouts

The firm sponsored at table at the March 4th Gathering of Eagles Dinner, an annual awards and fellowship banquet bringing together Eagle Scouts from around […]

Mar 5, 2013  •  Continue reading >

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Charles J. Meyer


As a prosecutor and litigator, Charlie represents and counsels clients in various aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. Charlie helps clients structure their internal efforts to protect their ideas, processes and products. His experience includes searching and prosecuting patent applications, clearing and registering trademarks and copyrights, licensing, and enforcing and defending intellectual property rights both in the U.S. and internationally. He represents a broad spectrum of clients in industries such as sporting goods, cosmetics, racing, mechanical engineering and computer software.

Charlie serves as Chairman of the Firm’s Trademark Practice Group.


  • DePauw University
    B.A. Mathematics, cum laude, emphasis in Physics and Economics, 1992
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., cum laude , 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1996
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2002

Representative Experience

Family Express Corp. v. Square Donuts, Inc.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Successfully defended challenge to SQUARE DONUTS trademark, eventually resulted in an amicably settlement

Devoted Creations v. Australian Gold, LLC
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Jury trial resulting in split verdict, eventually resulted in amicable settlement

The Fresh Mkt., Inc. v. Marsh Supermarkets Inc.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Successfully defeated motion for preliminary injunction in case involving grocery stores

Sabasta v. Buckaroos, Inc.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Obtained summary judgment of inequitable conduct making Plaintiff’s patent unenforceable on behalf of Defendant who manufactures building products

AMS, LLC v. Bear Archery, Inc.
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement with respect to an arrow attachment device used in bowfishing

Swingaway Sports Prods. v. Escalade, Inc.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, transferred to the Southern District of Indiana
Successfully obtained transfer, eventually resulting in an amicably settlement in case involving a baseball and soccer training aid

NuboNau, Inc. v. NB Labs, Ltd.
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Successfully obtained dismissal for U.K. defendant with online cosmetic sales due to lack of personal jurisdiction in the U.S.

Honors & Awards

WTR 1000, World Trademark Review, 2020

Professional Affiliations

Indiana State Bar Association

International Trademark Association

7th Circuit Bar Association
Board of Governors, 2002-2005
Indiana Chairman of the Technology Committee, 2001-2003

Sagamore Inn of Court

Representative Presentations

Trademark and Copyright Litigation Update, National Business Institute.

Intellectual Property and Your Website, ACI – NA Airports Council International.

Indiana Inventor’s Association – (On various IP issues).

Patents and Trademarks – Working with Widgets, Rotary Club of Indianapolis

Community Involvement

Indianapolis Children`s Choir, Director 2011-2017

Rotary Club of Indianapolis, Director 2005-2007, 2020-2022

Boy Scouts of America
Chairman Eagle Scout Committee, North Star District, 2005-2011
Gathering of Eagles Committee 2012

Grace Church of Noblesville