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Michigan State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Michigan State Bar Association, Litigation Section

American Bar Association


  • Hon. Martin M. Doctoroff, Chief Judge Michigan Court of Appeals

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Michigan Court of Appeals


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

Miami University in Ohio, B.A.

Michael A. Sneyd


Michael “Max” Sneyd has 20 years of experience in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation and business law and leads the firm's Intellectual Property practice group.  He appears regularly before state, federal and appellate courts on matters related to all aspects of civil business litigation.  In addition, he utilizes alternative dispute resolution methodologies to achieve positive results outside of the courtroom.

Max focuses his practice particularly on intellectual property protection and litigation, business torts, entertainment law and supplier disputes.  He has extensive experience prosecuting trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as litigating trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Outside of the litigation context, Max regularly assists clients in negotiating technology licenses and other intellectual property agreements.

Download Max's brochure Starting Your Start Up Right: Before you can put your idea into practice, you need to protect yourself and your intellectual property ...


Representative Matters

Representing a national recording artist in a trademark dispute regarding junior user’s adoption of an infringing stage name

Enforcing the registered service mark of a well-known transportation company against multiple infringers

Representing a Tier I auto supplier in a contract dispute regarding tooling and re-sourcing

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