Appleyard Lees


Disputes happen. Whether a brand, product or technology is mature or still in a growth phase, IP rights can be used as a sword or a shield. When the gloves come off, we’re in your corner.

At Appleyard Lees, our attorneys have substantial experience in managing disputes before trade mark registries and the courts, home and abroad. You may be trying to block a competitor’s application, enforcing your rights or filing strategic cancellation actions to gain an advantage. Whatever your objective, we have a team of specialists waiting for you.

We frequently represent clients in oppositions, infringement proceedings, cancellations, whether they relate to patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, passing off or any other IP right. Our skilled litigators are also experienced mediators and will look for “win-win” solutions at every stage.