Usman Tariq is an Advocate. He specialises in intellectual property disputes. He has appeared in many of the leading IP cases in the Scottish courts over the past decade. He has held various professional appointments, including Standing Junior Counsel to the UK Government in Scotland, full-time Advocate Depute at the Crown Office, Junior Counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and member of the Judicial Panel of the Scottish Football Association. He is a recent alumnus of the US Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). He is a co-founder of Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers Association (SEMLA). He was named “Advocate of the Year” at the Law Awards of Scotland 2017. He was also named by the Legal 500 as “Junior Counsel of the Year” at the Scottish Bar at its UK Awards 2019.