Charlie Henn concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property litigation, regularly representing clients in cases involving trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition claims. An experienced trial lawyer, he was co-lead trial counsel in the adidas v. Payless case, which resulted in the largest verdict ever in a trademark case ($305 million). In addition, Mr. Henn has served as lead trial counsel to numerous universities in the protection of their trademarks and color schemes, including most notably in the LSU v. Smack Apparel case.
Mr. Henn has received numerous national and local honors recognizing his professional accomplishments, including being named by LawyersUSA as one of six “Lawyers of the Year” in 2008. He is annually listed as a leading intellectual property litigator by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America®, Legal 500, World Trademark Review 1000, SuperLawyers and Georgia Trend. Recognizing his industry focus on protecting sports brands, Chambers USA also lists Mr. Henn as one of the nation’s top sports lawyers.
In 2010, he was the sole US winner of the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property, which recognizes the top provider of client service on intellectual property matters. Mr. Henn also has been featured as a "Rising Star" by Law360 as one of five national intellectual property lawyers under 40 to watch; by Georgia Trend as one of the state’s “40 Under 40 Best and Brightest”; by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the city’s “40 Under 40”; and by the Daily Report as one of the “Ten Lawyers Under 40 ‘On the Rise’” in Atlanta.
Professional & Community Activities
Leadership Georgia Class of 2013
Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011
Marshall Memorial Fellow (2009)
Coverdell Leadership Institute Class of 2008
International Trademark Association, Enforcement Committee, Member (2007-2011)
International Trademark Association, Publications Committee, Member (2011-Present)
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Member
Georgia Bar, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Vice Chair (2007-2012)
The Federalist Society, President of the Atlanta Lawyers Chapter (2001-2006)
Theatrical Outfit, Board of Trustees
ArtsATL.com, Board Member
Flying Carpet Theater, Board Member
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Board Member