Intellectual property solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Chris Hoole joins the Appleyard Lees IP LLP partnership

29th March 2021, 4:27 pm

Chris Hoole, LLB (Europe), MCITMA, Solicitor (England & Wales), Solicitor (Irish Roll), will join the Appleyard Lees partnership as of 1 April 2021.

Chris is a dual-qualified solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, experienced in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property (IP) matters. Chris is based in Cambridge and has a strong UK and international client base, that includes blue-chip multinationals to start-up entities

On his promotion to partner, Chris said “When I reflect on my career with Appleyard Lees, two words resonate most: trust and knowledge. Despite being the first contentious IP solicitor to join Appleyard Lees, the firm has shown unwavering trust in me throughout.”

“I’m extremely grateful for the support I’ve received on my journey to partnership, and proud to be part of a growing team supported by some of the country’s most knowledgeable IP attorneys.” 

“It’s an honour and a privilege to join the partnership.”

Speaking on Chris’ promotion, Dick Waddington, Appleyard Lees Managing Partner, commented, “The level of commitment that Chris brings to whatever he does is truly inspiring, whether that is tackling difficult trade mark or patent litigation, encouraging colleagues, or becoming a better cyclist.

“I am very excited that Chris is joining the partnership.”

Chris joined Appleyard Lees in February 2015.

Chris is the learning and development officer for Cambridgeshire Law Society and a mental health first aider.

About Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm with over fifty patent and trademark 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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