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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 >

July 2016 Trademark Prosecution Lunch Update

The July 2016 trademark section of the prosecution lunch featured a discussion of the USPTO’s proposal to require submission of additional specimens in trademark applications […]

Aug 1, 2016  •  Continue reading >

January 2016 Trademark Prosecution Lunch Update

The January 2016 trademark section of the prosecution lunch featured updates concerning changes to the NICE classifications, recent updates to the Trademark Manual of Examination […]

Mar 6, 2016  •  Continue reading >

May 2015 Trademark Prosecution Lunch Presentation

The May trademark prosecution lunch presentation includes a discussion of the requirement to pay the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) attorney fees during an […]

Jun 11, 2015  •  Continue reading >

November 2014 Trademark Prosecution Lunch Presentation

November’s trademark prosecution practice luncheon included discussion of TTAB proceeding regarding descriptiveness, proving bona fide intent to use, and the “safe distance” rule. The presentation […]

Dec 3, 2014  •  Continue reading >

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Charles J. Meyer


Charlie is Chairman of the firm’s Trademark Practice Group. As a prosecutor and litigator, Charlie represents and counsels clients in various aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law including searching and prosecuting patent applications, clearing and registering trademarks and copyrights, licensing, enforcing and defending intellectual property rights both in the U.S. and internationally. Charlie joined the Firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2001.


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

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Circuit
  • Indiana, 1995
  • U.S. Patent Bar, 1996
  • Indiana Northern and Southern Districts, 1996
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1999
  • United States Supreme Court, 2001

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Various, examples include:

National Business Institute “Trademark and Copyright Litigation Update.” – March 2008

ACI – NA Airports Council International “Intellectual Property and Your Website” – April 2007

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

Rotary Club of Indianapolis “Patents and Trademarks – Working with Widgets”

Community Involvement

Indianapolis Children's Choir - (Director 2011-current)

Rotary Club of Indianapolis – (Director 2005-2007)

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

Zionsville Presbyterian Church

Indianapolis Ambassadors (volunteer organization)

Professional Affiliations

International Trademark Association

Mr. Meyer served on the 7th Circuit Bar Association Board of Governors (2002-2005) and was the Indiana Chairman of the Technology Committee (2001-2003).

Indiana State Bar Association