PROFILE: APPLEYARD STRAP LEES
The Lexicon, Mount Street
Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 5NT
T: +44 (0)161 835 9655
F: +44 (0)161 835 9654
LinkedIn: Appleyard Lees IP
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Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm, with over 50 patent and trademark
attorneys and litigators.
Who we are, and what we do—but also, how we do it—makes us distinctive.
Our commercially intelligent approach to client service incorporates flexibility and adaptability.
We strive to be agile, to respond to specific client requirements in a way that suits them.
We help a broad range of IP owners and creators—including in-house teams, R&D specialists,
owner-managers and branding professionals—to protect and monetise their intellectual
property. We also support clients in managing post-grant challenges, should they arise.
Our clients include some of the world’s most exciting innovators, largest companies and
household names, with a number of clients obtaining Fortune 500, Fortune Global 2000, FTSE
100, FTSE 250 and Forbes Global 2000 status.
Our clients operate across a diverse collection of industries, including chemicals, retail,
consumer goods, electronics, software, bio and life sciences, pharmaceuticals, metals and heavy
industry, higher education and hospitality, leisure and tourism.
In addition to our catalogue of multinational and multimillion pound clients, Appleyard Lees is
equally proud of the role we have played in the growth of startup businesses.
The firm recruits the very best professionals who have a passion for their individual areas of
specialism and supports staff throughout their career development. Providing expert training,
we ensure our staff can deliver outstanding service.
With offices in UK innovation hotspots, we are positioned to give clients expert strategic IP
advice in the UK and worldwide.
The firm is proud to have three lawyers—Simon Bradbury, Julia Gwilt and Bill Lister—nominated
in WIPR Leaders 2020.
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