Amanda Hyland, Intellectual Property, Media Litigation Attorney

Amanda Groover Hyland

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Amanda Hyland focuses on intellectual property, media, and First Amendment counseling and litigation for a variety of corporations and non-profits. She has been recognized by numerous organizations, including Chambers, World Trademark Review, and Best Lawyers in America as a national leader in intellectual property.

Ms. Hyland serves a variety of companies across numerous industries, including Fortune 100 companies, retail and consumer brands, telecommunications, software and technology companies, national publishers, influencers and celebrities, manufacturers, restaurant chains, advertising agencies, and corporations in the energy and water infrastructure industries. She provides industry insight and pragmatic strategies to work as a creative partner with each of her clients. 

Ms. Hyland offers rates that create value without sacrificing experience, responsiveness, or results. She is often able to provide flat fee and retainer structures for domestic and international portfolio management and enforcement, and she works with colleagues across the globe to provide a comprehensive, effective brand management strategy that prioritizes her clients’ needs for predictability, budgeting, business objectives, and results.

Ms. Hyland has served as lead counsel in trademark/trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, and defamation cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country. She has litigated more than 80 cases, with five going to trial. Her wins include involving novel issues in cybersquatting, internet advertising, trademarks as key words, color as trademark, product trade dress, trademark priority, and trademark ownership. She also has significant experience litigating trademark disputes in the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Additionally, Ms. Hyland has significant experience with transactional intellectual property matters, including United States and international trademark applications and prosecution, licenses and assignments, usage issues, copyright applications and due diligence. She maintains more than 2,500 trademarks domestically and internationally, including for several high-profile clients, consumer brands, and Fortune 100 companies.

With a background in journalism and media, Ms. Hyland is also an effective partner in assisting clients with publication-related matters, including defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of publicity rights, and copyright issues that arise in traditional print, on social media, and in documentaries, movies, and other video formats.

Ms. Hyland is actively involved in several professional organizations including the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, International Trademark Association and the State Bar of Georgia’s Intellectual Property section. She is also involved in her community, and currently is on the Executive Board of Kate’s Club. She loves sharing her legal skills with organizations that advocate for the welfare of children and animals.

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, Executive Committee

International Trademark Association (INTA), Academic Committee Vice-Chair, Student Member Student Subcommittee Chair, 2017-2019

The Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Community Involvement

Kate’s Club, Board Member, Executive Board Member and External Committee Chair

Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Campaign, Firm Coordinator

Atlanta Humane Society, Junior Board (1873 Society), 2013-2016

Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Community Connection Mentor/Connector for the Atlanta Center for Working Families, 2014-2015

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Speaking Engagements


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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

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Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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 9th Circuit

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


Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 LogoAtlanta Business Chronicle, 40 Under Forty, 2020

Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2022

Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers – Intellectual Property, 2015-2020, Up and Coming 2017-2019, Associate to Watch, 2016

Daily Report 25 under 40 On the Rise, 2016

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2021

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2012, 2019-2020

Managing Intellectual Property, Trademark Star, 2020

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Hyland 40 Gators Under 40 LogoUniversity of Florida, 40 Gators Under 40, 2020

World Trademark Review, 2018-2020