Charlie Brown

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Charles Barton Brown founded CorpLaw Associates in 1999. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel for a NASDAQ technology consulting company (Diamond Technology Partners) and one of the world’s eminent sporting goods companies (Wilson Sporting Goods) where he was in charge of worldwide Intellectual Property legal issues, including 26 foreign locations.

He assists clients in trademarks, trade secrets (confidential information), copyright, IP maintenance, e-commerce, software, defamation, trade disparagement, publicity rights, privacy, branding, competition restrictions, unfair competition, licensing, IP audits and reviews, maintenance of IP rights, Information Technology, transfers/sales of IP, IP infringement, enforcement of IP rights (cease and desist actions), domains and URLs, UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Process), URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension), e-commerce, computer contracts, internet law, and computer issues. He represents authors, developers, publishers and inventors.

Most importantly, I am married to the love of my life of 33 years with 4 wonderful children. This is my greatest accomplishment.

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Seattle University Law School

Juris Doctor, 1982

Georgetown University

B.S.B.A., Finance, 1979

Metropolitan University, London England

Non-degreed International Marketing, 1978


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  • Author of Ch. 32, “Confidential Information and Trade Secrets”, Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook published by Wolters Kluwer

  • Past President of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

  • Chair, Chicago Bar Association Corporate Law Department Committee

  • Past President Kenilworth United Fund, Inc.

He is active in North Shore civic affairs. He likes sailing, softball, platform tennis, old boys rugby, mountain climbing, and working on his 1967 Cutlass Supreme convertible with 206,000 miles.