Top 10 spot for Appleyard Lees

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One of the leading patent and trade mark attorneys with its headquarters at Clare Road, Halifax, was placed eighth highest UK trade mark filer in 2012.

Appleyard Lees also secured 40th position for Community (European Union) trade marks in the latest statistics from Corsearch’s ITMA Review.

Competing with 270 firms from across the UK, Appleyard Lees reported 285 new UK trade mark filings in 2012, showing a 9.2 per cent year-on-year increase.

The firm credits the increase in filings in part to its growing trade mark team and new client base. The trade mark department has made a series of key appointments and has grown its UK and overseas client base which covers a broad spectrum from individuals through to FTSE-listed companies and global corporations.

Operating out of 14 sites in the UK and overseas, Appleyard Lees advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property (IP).

David Moy, Head of Trade Marks at Appleyard Lees, said: “With more companies operating in a competitive global market, it is vital that organisations register their trade marks to protect the distinctive characteristics of their brand identities, whether such characteristics are words, slogans, logos, or any other distinctive and defining features.”