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“Creative, thorough” and “very responsive”, according to clients, Kashif Syed handles the whole range of soft IP, winning praise for his ability to look beyond the obvious to find practical solutions.

Expertise

Kashif is an experienced trade mark attorney with a number of years of post-qualification practice. He is also a qualified Higher Courts Trade Mark Litigator with enhanced rights of audience before the UK courts. Kashif works with clients ranging from well-known multinationals through to SMEs, operating in a variety of sectors.

Kashif advises on all aspects of trade mark law, including the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications through to registration. He also regularly handles contentious proceedings before intellectual property offices, such as opposition, revocation and invalidity actions, as well as advising and representing clients in infringement matters and the enforcement of trade mark rights before the UK courts. Kashif also has a growing practice in the fields of copyright and designs.

Considered “outstanding” by commentators, Kashif strives to find pragmatic and creative responses to his clients’ issues. He was awarded the Hogarth Prize for the highest mark achieved by a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in the 2018 qualifying litigation and advocacy exams.

"Ian Bartlett and Kashif Syed are very creative, thorough, and careful. They have assisted with tough problems through thinking of solutions that are not always the most obvious. Their knowledge of trade marks is outstanding. Friendly, but aggressive when fighting your corner."

Recommendations

Kashif is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2023.

“Ian Bartlett and Kashif Syed are both excellent. I feel like they really care about the matters, and they are prompt, responsive, and flexible in the wake of challenges.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2023

“Ian Bartlett and Kashif Syed are creative, knowledgeable, flexible, and easy to get along with. They are always on the ball and their results are excellent.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2023

“Kashif Syed and Ian Bartlett look after our work and are both outstanding! Communication is excellent and often proactive, thus ensuring any statutory deadlines are always met. Basically, we are totally satisfied with all aspects of this firm’s operations.”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2022

Kashif is described as “very responsive”
Client testimonial, Legal 500 UK 2022

Qualifications and memberships

  • Higher Courts Trade Mark Litigator 2018
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 2015
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law, University College London (UCL), University of London 2012
  • LLB (Hons) Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London 2011
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

Awards

The Legal 500, 2023, Recommended Lawyer

Career

Kashif joined Beck Greener in 2013, following completion of a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law at UCL, in which he achieved a Distinction. During the course he studied all the main areas of intellectual property including trade marks, patents, copyright and designs. Kashif qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2015.

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