Ty Lord specializes in trademark, copyright and advertising counseling and litigation. She represents brand owners across a broad spectrum of industries including sports and intimate apparel, consumer products, and hospitality. Early in her career, Ms. Lord devoted part of her practice to prosecuting and litigating patents and, for a brief period, served as an assistant district attorney. She also served as interim in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 consumer products company. Ms. Lord leverages her diverse background to advance her clients’ business objectives. She regularly partners with clients to develop practical and creative solutions to legal issues. Her approach to litigation has led to excellent results for clients in federal courts across the United States and in cancellation and opposition proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Lord also proactively advises clients on a variety of issues to minimize the risk of disputes while maximizing the visibility of clients’ brand, including trademark clearance and portfolio management and managing social media advertising campaigns and the intellectual property and right of publicity issues that accompany them. Ms. Lord currently serves as the Deputy Chair of her firm’s Diversity Council and a member of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Steering Committee.

In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Lord was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Litigation and Food and Beverage Law. She was recognized in 2015 and 2016 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" and in 2013 as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2013, Ms. Lord was named one of Georgia's Attorneys "On the Rise" by the Daily Report. She was listed in the 2015 and 2016 editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Annual Review Board, Member

Georgia First Amendment Foundation, Board of Directors, Member

Georgia Justice Project, Board of Directors, Member

Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2015, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Investigative Panel Member

Black Law Students Association, Past President

Moot Court Board, Former President

National Trial Team, Former Captain 

Order of Barristers, Member


  • Wake Forest University, J.D. (1999)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Industrial Engineering (1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2004)
  • North Carolina (1999)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2000)

Who We Are

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Tywanda Harris Lord

Experience Highlights

Schoenhaus v. Genesco Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel for Genesco Inc. in defense of patent infringement allegations relating to an orthotic device. Plaintiffs asserted a more
Trademark litigation for owner of PASCHAL's restaurant brand
Successfully represented the owner of PASCHAL’S restaurant brand to retrieve nine website domain names that incorporated the famous PASCHALS more
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more
Advertising related issues and reviews for a clothing manufacturer
Represents a global consumer products company and the owner of some of the most recognized brands for T-shirts, underwear, hosiery and activewear and more