Charles Hooker focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including cases involving trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights, and Internet disputes. Representative clients in litigated matters include adidas AG and adidas America, Inc., American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., AT&T, Chrysler Group LLC, FN Herstal S.A., The Collegiate Licensing Company, YellowPages.com LLC, and Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP. Mr. Hooker was named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2016 and the four years prior; and has been recognized as a top attorney by peers in Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite. He received the Kerry Harike Joedecke Atlanta Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2010.

Mr. Hooker has been a guest lecturer in trademark and copyright courses at Emory Univeristy School of Law and the University of Georgia School of Law, and he frequently speaks at conferences and on panels in these areas. He also devotes a substantial amount of time to pro bono litigation matters, including work with the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Anti-Defamation League. And he is also actively involved in the community and the Atlanta Bar. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for WonderRoot. He formerly has served as a Board member of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, the Intown Academy, Out of Hand Theater, and the Candler Park Conservancy. Mr. Hooker is also a former member of the Atlanta Bar Association's "Reputation and Public Trust" Committee.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Hooker served as a law clerk to Judge Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During law school, Mr. Hooker was the Editor-in-Chief of the Emory International Law Review and Executive Director of Student Legal Services.

Before law school, Mr. Hooker worked for Habitat for Humanity through an Americorps grant, earned a master's degree in Religion from the University of Chicago, and conducted research at the Peter Drucker School of Management in Claremont, California, on issues of leadership and optimal performance in the areas of business, science, journalism, and sports.

Professional & Community Activities

WonderRoot, Board of Directors, Member

Out of Hand Theater, Board of Directors, Member

Candler Park Conservancy, Board of Directors, Member

Former Chair of the Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers, Associates Campaign for Legal Services, Former Board Member of Public Trust Committee

Georgia State Bar, Former Member of Committee on Indigent Defense and Intellectual Property Trademark Subcommittee

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2006)

    cum laude

  • University of Chicago, M.A., Religion (2000)
  • Rhodes College, B.A., Psychology (1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2006)

Admissions

  • Georgia Superior Court (2006)
  • Georgia Lower Courts (2006)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2007)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2010)

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit — Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale

Who We Are

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Charles H. Hooker III

Experience Highlights

Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University et al. v. Smack Apparel Co.
Represented four major universities and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) in a trade dress infringement case. In an attempt to avoid the more
Rubicon Communications LP v. AT&T Intellectual Prop. II, L.P., et al.
Represented various AT&T entities in negotiating a favorable settlement before trial in litigation involving purported breaches of a previous more
Procter & Gamble Co. v. Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
Served as lead counsel for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP in the defense of our client against a trademark infringement suit. The more
adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG in trademark infringement litigation against Payless Shoesource involving the more