Appleyard Lees

Key people

Ean Davies – Partner, Manchester office

Putting you first
The Appleyard Lees ethos is to add value to your business by always putting you first. We achieve that by securing and defending your intellectual property rights. Whatever your industry or your IP requirements, you can call on Appleyard Lees.

Our attorneys offer you a wide range of legal and technological expertise combined with real-word commercial insight.

From our network of offices, we provide IP services to the whole of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, with specialist knowledge in technical areas including sectors such as Electronics & Software, Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals, Engineering & Physics and Life Sciences & Biotechnology.

European experts
As European patent attorneys we routinely represent clients from all over the world at the European Patent Office and are very experienced at filing, prosecuting and attending to grant formalities for European Patents. We also regularly file oppositions at the European Patent Office and attend oral proceedings before the opposition division, the examining division and the Boards of Appeal.

An international perspective
We understand the different worldwide practices in relation to the protection of technology in many sectors. We can help you prepare a patent specification to suit the requirements of different jurisdictions and advice on filing strategies.

We offer expert guidance on strategy, timing and costs to get patents in your key markets around the world. We work with some of the world’s largest household names in the global electronics, retail, chemistry and pharmaceutical sectors to safeguard their products in the UK and Europe.

In addition to our core services, Appleyard Lees can also provide:

• A complete renewals service
• Training on European IP related matters, tailored to your requirements
• Advice on ownership and collaboration agreements
• Advice on due diligence investigations
• Advice on IP transactions

Our other offices are: Leeds, BioHub at Alderley Park and Halifax.

For more information email or call +44 161 835 9655