Charles H. Hooker III

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, 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 2012, 2013, and 2014; 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 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. He is also actively involved in the community and the Atlanta Bar. He has served as a Board member of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and of the Intown Academy (a charter school in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood). 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.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Trademark, 3) Transactional Intellectual Property, 4) Advertising Litigation, 5) Advertising, 6) Appellate Litigation, 7) Copyright, 8) Trademark & Trade Dress Litigation, 9) Internet and 10) Anti-counterfeiting & Gray Market
Law School Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Admitted Year 2006
Education University of Chicago (M.A., 2000)
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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