Profile

Amanda Groover Hyland focuses on intellectual property, media, and First Amendment counseling and litigation for a variety of corporations and non-profit organizations. Ms. Hyland is a Chambers USA-ranked, AV-rated attorney who has been recognized year after year as one of Atlanta’s rising stars in intellectual property and litigation.

Ms. Hyland’s commercial clients include Fortune 100 companies, national publishers, clothing and gift manufacturers, and corporations in the energy and water infrastructure industries. She has handled dozens of lawsuits in state and federal courts, including all types of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and false advertising disputes. She has taken several intellectual property cases to successful resolution at trial, and also provides significant experience in the aggressive use of dispositive motions and alternative dispute resolution practices such as mediation. In addition to litigation, Ms. Hyland has significant expertise in transactional intellectual property matters, including U.S. and international trademark applications and prosecution, licenses and assignments, usage issues, copyright applications, and due diligence. Her clients call upon her to maintain hundreds of federal trademarks, including several high-profile portfolios. 

Ms. Hyland takes great pride in bringing her skills to non-profits, concentrating on political advocacy groups, animal-related organizations, and other social welfare institutions. She focuses in advising 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups on legal issues surrounding their use of social media, blogs, merchandising, and educational efforts, as well as their rights under the First Amendment. She also has worked on several amicus briefs on First Amendment issues on behalf of political advocacy and non-profit groups, not only as an attorney, but as a legal intern for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Ms. Hyland also has significant experience in media law, and has advised clients on matters including privacy, open records, and defamation, having handled such matters for television networks, newspapers, publishers, writers, political advocacy groups, and public relations firms. She has often advised clients during the prepublication review stage or during a dispute following publication.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. Hyland practiced complex media and copyright litigation at a respected boutique law firm in Atlanta, where she focused in the diverse needs of media and entertainment clients, including television stations and newspapers. Ms. Hyland also spent two years clerking at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where she worked as an out-of-chambers clerk.

Ms. Hyland has a long and passionate background in First Amendment, media, and intellectual property issues. She earned her JD, cum laude, from the University of Florida, where she obtained a certificate in Intellectual Property Law, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Entertainment Law Review and Executive Articles Editor of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, and taught undergraduate journalism classes as part of her fellowship. She also earned her master’s degree in journalism, with distinction, and her undergraduate degree in journalism, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. 

Memberships

Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court

International Trademark Association

Federalist Society

The Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section–Trademark Committee

Council for National Policy

Community Involvement

Atlanta Humane Society, Junior Board (1873 Society)

Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Community Connection Mentor/Connector for the Atlanta Center for Working Families

Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Campaign, Firm Coordinator

Practice Highlights

Experience

Newsroom

Headlines

News Releases

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2006

University of Florida, BA and BS, summa cum laude, 2003

University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, MA, with distinction, 2006

Clerkship

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Staff Attorney

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Florida

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Accolades

Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers – Intellectual Property, 2015


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2015

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2012