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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


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, Indiana Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Indiana Southern 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. (pending)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

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.

Professional Associations

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

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

Grace Church of Noblesville

In The News

“Pros, cons of changes in domain naming,” The Indiana Lawyer, October 12, 2011.