Who We Are

Syed Law provides business owners with trademark solutions at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) with clear, flat fee rates and “outside-the-box” solutions. Our fixed fee pricing for intellectual property (“IP”) services is competitive, and hard to find elsewhere. Syed Law’s brand services fit the market niche between low-quality, mass trademark filing companies, and the hourly rates charged by other attorneys. We are a one-stop IP shop for business owners seeking to protect their most valuable asset — their brand. Syed Law has filed hundreds of trademark applications for clients across the United States. We represent clients from all 50 States before the USPTO on trademark matters.

Meet Ahad Syed

Managing Attorney, Syed Law

Ahad Syed

As the Managing Attorney at Syed law, Ahad Syed enjoys listening to his clients, hearing their legal and business concerns, and thinking creatively to bring them a solution that puts their minds at ease.

He is described by clients as:

  • Friendly
  • Knowledgeable
  • Efficient
  • Confident, and
  • Approachable

A proactive attorney does much more than simply filing in a template form. An experienced attorney listens to the client’s concerns, provides legal counseling, thinks of creative solutions, and carries out a plan of action for his or her clients.

  • listens to the client’s concerns
  • addresses practical business concerns (our clients are entrepreneurs after all)
  • offers creative legal solutions unique to them
  • tailors a custom plan of action
  • provides exceptional client service


Ahad does not delegate matters to support staff, if you hire Syed Law (and we agree to represent you), he will work on your matter directly. 

What We Do

We are a one-stop IP shop. Here is a small sampling some of my trademark services:

  • Trademark filing and registration
  • USPTO Office Action responses
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) opposition proceedings
  • TTAB cancellation proceedings
  • Renewals
  • Trademark assignments
  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark infringement prosecution
  • Trademark infringement defense
  • Infringement settlements

For more details, please check the Services page.

Bar Admissions

On trademark matters, Ahad Syed represents clients from all 50 U.S. States at the USPTO.

State Admissions:

  • California
  • Illinois

Federal Admissions:

  • United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois (general bar)
  • Note: There is no specific admission requirement for trademark representation at the USPTO. As such, any US-licensed attorney in good-standing can represent you at the USPTO on trademark matters. That being said, the USPTO recommends hiring US attorneys familiar with trademark matters. Ahad Syed routinely represent clients from all 50 U.S. states on trademark matters at the USPTO.
Clients from California . . .
. . . to Illinois and all 50 States.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Flat Fee Billing For Trademark Services,” American Bar Association (“ABA”), Intellectual Property Section, Law Practice Management Committee (June 12, 2023).
  • “Marketing,” Small Firm Practice Seminar, Prof. Greg Miarecki, University of Illinois College of Law (February 2, 2023).

Involvement in Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • California Lawyers Association (CLA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Business and Securities Law Committee
    • Secretary, 2023-2024
    • Member, 2022-2023
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA), YLS Intellectual Property Committee
    • Chair, 2023-2024
    • Member, 2022-2023

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

University of Illinois College of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.)

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Donald G. Wilkerson (Ret.), United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Articles Editor, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, & Policy
  • International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court (Budapest, Hungary & Vienna, Austria)
  • Highest Grade in two (2) courses, including a clinic where Ahad represented clients under supervision by an attorney
  • Attended law school on a tuition scholarship

Loyola University ChicagoBachelor of Arts (B.A.), History & Political Science

  • Dean’s List, five (5) consecutive semesters
  • Tuition scholarship
  • History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta
  • Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha

Past Legal Experience

Before starting Syed Law, Ahad practiced law at Chicago-area boutique law firms, handling IP matters. Prior to beginning his legal career, Ahad Syed attended the prestigious University of Illinois College of Law on a scholarship. Academically, Ahad earned the highest grade in two classes, one of which was a legal clinic where he directly represented clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. While in law school, Ahad served as a judicial extern for Judge Donald G. Wilkerson (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

While other students typically picked one, Ahad was selected for leadership on both a journal and moot court. Ahad served as Articles Editors for the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (“JLTP”); and, represented the law school at the 23rd Wilhelm C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court pre-moot in Budapest, Hungary, and moot court in Vienna, Austria. In addition to several other honors, Ahad earned an Honors Distinction in Legal Research, and the H.H. Harris Foundation Hough Award for “excellence in law.”

Before law school, Ahad worked in public finance, working with his family business, and traveling. On the weekends, Ahad enjoys hiking trails and photography. But most importantly, he enjoys serving clients from all 50 States on trademark matters at the USPTO.

Please feel free to give me a call (Cell: 312-618-0713), leave a message, or book a free, one-on-one consultation. I don’t bite … 🙂

Book Your Trademark
Kick-Off Call

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Trademark Filing Service

A 20-minute strategy call where we:

  • Identify road blocks your trademark may encounter.
  • Name, logo, or both? — Save big by learning which trademarks you truly need.
  • Potential trademark risks in your business that you may not be aware of.