Leela Madan

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Houston, Texas

Madan Law PLLC
Leela Madan
Madan Law PLLC

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2009

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

Madan Law PLLC

4900 Woodway Dr
Suite 675
Houston, TX 77056 Visit website


Attorney Leela Madan is the founder and owner of Madan Law PLLC in Houston, Texas. A licensed patent attorney with extensive experience handling matters before the USPTO. Ms. Madan provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Houston metro as well as Dallas and Denver, Colorado, who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Patent applications, trademark applications, trade secret protection and copyright registration.

·        Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) matters (oppositions, cancellations, appeals).

·        Intellectual property transfers, licensing, and enforcement.

·        Drafting and negotiating license agreements.

·        Dispute resolution, general counsel and defense

·        Confidentiality and noncompete agreements.

·        Business and employment contracts, commercial agreements, settlement agreements, technology transfer agreements.

·        Business formation and planning.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Madan has achieved notable success assisting clients in a variety of industries with protecting their ideas, innovations and trade secrets while helping them enforce their intellectual property against infringement and unauthorized use. Her clientele has included a broad range of clients, from small businesses to large corporations.

Recognized for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Madan has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she received Houstonia's Top Lawyer ranking each year from 2016 to 2024. She has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients, including "Superb" client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award.

A leader in her field, Ms. Madan has conducted lectures and seminars across the United States on various topics related to intellectual property law, and she has served as Barrister and Treasurer-elect (2024) of the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. She is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of NSCI at St. Edward’s University, and she is founder of NetWORKing Out. Ms. Madan has also taught at South Texas College of Law Houston, teaching the trademark clinic to aspiring trademark attorneys.

A 2005 graduate of St. Edward’s University with degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry, Ms. Madan obtained her Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice in Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice areas

Intellectual Property, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Patents, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trademarks

  • 70% Intellectual Property
  • 30% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2009, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://madan-law.com/about/

  • Houstonia Top Lawyer (2016-2024), Houstonia Magazine
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star (2018-2022), Super Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (Barrister, 2018) (Treasurer-elect, 2024)
  • Trademark Clinic Supervising Attorney, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, 2009
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • VISTAGE (2016-2017)
  • BNI Greenway (2018-present)
  • Member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of NSCI at St. Edward’s University
Educational Background:
  • B.S., St. Edward’s University, Chemistry & Mathematics, 2005
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Patent Bar (Patent Attorney) Reg. No. 64,402, 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • IP 101 & Patent Strategies (Station Houston), 2019
  • IP 101 – May the 4th Be With You (2016)
  • The American Bar Association Annual Meeting (2017 and 2018)
  • Intellectual Property for Content Creators and Social Media Influencers (Social Media Breakfast), 2019
  • Women in IP Panel (University of Houston), 2019
  • TM Searching and Portfolio Management (State Bar of Texas), 2019

Office location for Leela Madan

4900 Woodway Dr
Suite 675
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-853-9661


1 Year Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

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