The firm

Appleyard Lees is a leading firm of patent, trade mark attorneys and solicitors with offices in Halifax, Leeds, Manchester and Cambridge and over 120 members of staff.

We provide a full range of intellectual property (IP) services covering patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and commercial IP advice in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We use our technical and legal skills, and many years of experience, to identify and protect IP assets and to uncover and eliminate the risks posed by other people’s IP rights.

The role

We are seeking a dynamic, ambitious and outgoing trade mark attorney or solicitor to work in our Manchester office. The ideal candidate will have a track record of business development activities and experience in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. You will work as part of a rapidly-growing team of specialist trade mark attorneys and solicitors across the firm, working closely with our partner offices. We will provide a diverse mix of work, clients and opportunities from a wide range of industries from cryptocurrency to retail and fashion. There will be opportunities for international travel for the right candidate as well as the chance to work on leading litigation cases in the High Court.

About you

  • 3 to 7 years’ PQE
  • Active in marketing and business development
  • Self-motivated and ambitious
  • A working knowledge of related areas such as designs, copyright law, patents and competition law

What we can offer

We pride ourselves on being small and friendly enough for you to get to know everyone – but big enough to offer you great career prospects. We also offer:

  • Agile working
  • Annual salary review
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • A supportive and friendly place to work and learn
  • Social outings
  • Birthday voucher
  • Charity events

Our clients include household brands, tech start-ups and multinational corporations as well as local businesses and SMEs. We have a well-earned reputation for long-standing relationships. We ensure that we understand our clients’ business objectives

Our clients choose us because we offer the combination of technical knowledge, clarity and commerciality whilst taking the time to get to know them.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) has always been part of the core values of Appleyard Lees.  This isn’t just about the partners, or how we do things at Appleyard Lees, this is about everyone. Appleyard Lees offer a career path within a structure that encourages development for everyone.

We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


If you wish to apply, please send your CV and covering letter.

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  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Career Sector: Trade Marks
  • Experience Level: Postgrad. Certificate (1 Year Qual.), Professional Certificate (2 Years Qual.)
  • Date Posted: 02 Aug 2022
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Application Details: Click below to apply
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