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Lueders Recognized by Best Lawyers as Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” 2022; Firm Partners Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP congratulates Daniel J. Lueders who was named Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property by […]

Aug 19, 2021  •  Continue reading >

The Impact of BREXIT and EU Trademark Registrations

As you likely know, due to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (Brexit), current European Union (EU) Trademark Registrations will no longer cover the […]

Dec 22, 2020  •  Continue reading >

Charles J. Meyer Celebrates 25th Firm Anniversary

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP attorney Charles J. Meyer celebrates his silver anniversary with the firm. As a prosecutor and litigator, Mr. Meyer […]

Aug 21, 2020  •  Continue reading >

Seven Firm Partners Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP is pleased to announce that seven partners have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers […]

Aug 20, 2020  •  Continue reading >

Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Names Firm Partners To IP Stars 2020 List

Woodard, Emhardt partners Spiro Bereveskos, Daniel J. Lueders and Charles P. Schmal were named to Managing Intellectual Property’s Patent Star 2020 list. In addition, Daniel […]

May 4, 2020  •  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, Northern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 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 amicable 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 amicable 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

  • The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021-2022
  • WTR 1000, World Trademark Review, 2020-2021
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS, 2020-2021
  • 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