Intellectual Property Firm Appleyard Lees Appoints New Partner

Member News published by Appleyard Lees IP LLP

Appleyard Lees is delighted to announce that patent attorney, Paul Beynon (MEng, CPA, EPA), joined the partnership on 1 April 2024.

Paul acts for many of Appleyard Lees’s biggest clients in the engineering and electronics sector.

On his promotion to partner, Paul said, “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to join the partnership at Appleyard Lees. From the moment I started at Appleyard Lees back in 2018, I knew it was the place for me. Working with and achieving success with some fantastic clients has been a privilege. In addition, supporting our next generation of attorneys through our trainee programme, has been a real pleasure.

“I’m very grateful for all of the support I have received over my career. I am excited to continue working with innovative clients, both new and existing, as partner alongside such dedicated and experienced attorneys and solicitors.”

Speaking on Paul’s promotion, Bobby Smithson, Managing Partner, commented, "Paul’s outstanding attitude and level of commitment along with his natural “client first” approach makes him a perfect fit at Appleyard Lees. On top of his excellent work with clients, Paul’s effort and energy in supporting the professional development of junior colleagues speaks volumes about him as a professional and a leader. I am thrilled that Paul is joining the partnership.”

About Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm with approximately seventy patent and trade mark attorneys and litigators.

Who we are and what we do – but also, how we do it – makes us distinctive.

We help our clients protect and monetise their intellectual property, and manage post-grant challenges, should they arise.

We offer broad sector and industry knowledge, plus the ability to adapt our services to specific client requirements, in an agile way.

With offices in UK innovation hotspots, we are positioned to give clients expert strategic IP advice in the UK and worldwide.

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