Amanda Hyland, Intellectual Property, Media Litigation Attorney

Amanda Groover Hyland

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ahyland@taylorenglish.com
678.336.7247
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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 has been recognized by numerous organizations, including Chambers, World Trademark Review, and Best Lawyers in America as an emerging national leader in intellectual property.

She serves a variety of corporations across industry segments, including Fortune 100 companies, telecommunications companies, national publishers, manufacturers, restaurant chains, and corporations in the energy and water infrastructure industries. Ms. Hyland handles complex lawsuits on the state and federal level, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret and false advertising disputes. 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 the trademark portfolios for several high-profile clients.

Ms. Hyland is passionate about bringing her skills to non-profits, concentrating on political advocacy groups, animal- and child-related organizations and other social welfare institutions. She focuses on advising 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations on legal issues surrounding their use of social media, blogs, merchandising and educational efforts, as well as their rights under the First Amendment.

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 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 heavily involved in the community, and currently is on the Executive Board of Kate’s Club.

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 (INTA), Academic Committee Member Student Subcommittee Chair

The Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section

Federalist Society

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

Practice Highlights

Experience

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

News Releases

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

Clerkships

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, 2015-2017, Up and Coming 2017, Associate to Watch, 2016

Daily Report 25 under 40 On the Rise, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2018

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2012

World Trademark Review, 2018

Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2019