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.
Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court
International Trademark Association
The Federal Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section–Trademark Committee
Council for National Policy
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
At the request of the client, Comverge, Inc., we took over the defense of a large and hotly-contested patent infringement case. The patents involved systems and methods for remotely monitoring and adjusting energy usage. When we took over the case, only a small amount of discovery had taken place, and the parties were facing a tight discovery schedule. We managed to produce, review and analyze a voluminous number of documents, take and defend approximately 30 ...
Won motion to dismiss state-court conversion and related claims, and in subsequent federal copyright-infringement case based on same underlying facts, conducted discovery and negotiated settlement in which plaintiff dismissed the case with prejudice and with no payments from our airline client.
Successfully defended non-profit advocacy group against claim that it did not own rights to its name and that it had defamed a former director.
Serves as counsel for non-profit advocacy groups nationwide, advising on employment issues, copyright and trademark, board governance matters, contracts, Internet and social media, and tax matters.
Representing the defendants, we achieved a favorable confidential settlement in a high-stakes case involving false marking and patent-infringement claims.
Initiated litigation for Mueller Water Products, Inc. against Singer Valve, Inc. and Singer Valve, LLC, for infringement of patents relating to an apparatus for the enhancement of water quality in a subterranean pressurized water distribution system. We managed to negotiate a favorable settlement with the defendants.
Handled the defense of Expression Beauty Works in a case involving claims of infringement of a patent related to crackle nail polish. We managed to negotiate a favorable settlement with plaintiff.
- September 11, 2014
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Amanda Groover Hyland, Eric S. Fisher and Joseph C. Sullivan have received the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating. The recognition is a result of direct feedback from attorneys and judges on their peers’ legal abilities and professional ethical standards, and is a significant rating accomplishment–a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of ...
- August 28, 2013
Amanda Hyland, an attorney at Taylor English Duma LLP, won a significant jury verdict in the Northern District of Georgia last week for WasteCare Corporation, a national provider of industrial and commercial waste and recycling solutions. WasteCare was seeking statutory damages in an action against its former associate, Shredderhotline.com Company, and its president. Shredderhotline and its president registered and used two domain names containing ...
- March 29, 2013
Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce the addition of 12 new attorneys to the firm’s Atlanta office. Continuing their growth as a “New Model” firm and most recently recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the fastest growing law firms in Atlanta, the addition of these attorneys expands Taylor English’s Corporate & Business, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Lending & Finance, and Resort, Hotel & ...
- February 21, 2013
11 Taylor English Duma attorneys have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list, with an additional nine attorneys being recognized on the Georgia Rising Stars list.
The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards and have demonstrated a degree of achievement in their field. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the ...
- December 5, 2012
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s 10th annual 2012 Legal Elite. Legal Elite is a list for Georgia’s top attorneys in certain practice areas as selected by their peers. To compile this list, Georgia Trend polled several thousand members of the State Bar of Georgia asking them to nominate the most effective attorneys in 20 different practice areas. The Taylor English attorneys ...
- Deborah Ausburn & Amanda Hyland Successfully Represent Tea Party Patriots in IP, Trademark Rights CaseNovember 16, 2011
Atlanta-November 11, 2011- Attorneys Deborah Ausburn and Amanda Hyland of Atlanta law firm Taylor English Duma LLP won a significant jury verdict in Cobb County Superior Court last week. Their client, Tea Party Patriots, Inc., had been forced to go to court against a former member of its Board of Directors who claimed that the name of the organization and related websites belonged to her. The defendant, Amy Kremer, worked with other people to start the organization ...
- Taylor English Earns National Recognition for Three Practices, Six Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Their FieldChambers USA, May 28, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Taylor English was recognized among the top Georgia law firms in three practice areas: Environment, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate. In addition, six of the firm’s attorneys are ranked as leading practitioners in ...
- February 20, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list, and nine attorneys have been recognized on the Georgia Rising Stars 2015 list. In addition, Henry M. Quillian III has been selected to the 2015 Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers list for the sixth consecutive year. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained ...
- December 9, 2010
Atlanta - December 9, 2010 - Taylor English Duma LLP has added four attorneys in response to continued growth in demand for its services. Peyton Nunez focuses on environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as environmental regulatory and transactional matters. She has litigated a broad range of environmental matters in Georgia and throughout the nation. She also has substantial experience defending clients in private-party cost recovery actions ...
- Cumming, GA, June 14, 2015
On June 14, 2015, from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, Amanda Groover Hyland will be speaking on "Legal Liabilities in Publishing" at Publish15, Georgia's First Annual Publishing Convention. Get an attorney's perspective on issues such as writing about real people, saying negative things about people and companies, copyright infringement, filing for copyright, protecting your book's title, and more.
Publish15 features workshops, literary agent pitching ...
- August 13, 2013
The Georgia Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel and Taylor English Duma LLP will present “The M&A Playbook: Quarterbacking the Deal”.
When the lawyer gets the call, it’s often late in the game and your business is in the red zone. So how do you get the deal across the goal line? Every deal must have the right team assembled, and the GC, like a quarterback, must consider all aspects of the action, call the right play, execute his or her duties, and lead the ...
- Legal Issues in Publishing: A Primer for Authors and Self-Publishers,” BookLogix Seminar SeriesJuly 13, 2013
- October 10, 2012
- “The Boundaries of Intellectual Property,” The Business Hour With Ron ComachoApril 27, 2012
- “Social Media IP Concerns,” Cobb County Bar AssociationFebruary 25, 2011
- June 24, 2014Inside Counsel
- June 10, 2014Inside Counsel
- May 13, 2014Inside Counsel
- April 15, 2014Inside Counsel
- The Taming of the Internet: A New Approach to Third-party Internet DefamationFall 200831 Hastings Comm/Ent 79
- "Bullied Bloggers: Why Bloggers are More Susceptible to Libel Threats"20061 Fla. Ent. L.V. 75
- "Big Mess on Campus: Campus Crime Information in Public Records is in a Class of its own"Summer 2005The News Media & The Law
- Data Security and Privacy
- Intellectual Property
- Leisure and Hospitality
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Public Interest and Advocacy
- Sports, Entertainment and Media
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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Staff Attorney
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
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2015
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2012