David is Head of the Trade Marks team and a Partner in our Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals team and is based in our Halifax office.
David has an extensive Trade Mark practice working for clients in all market sectors, including individuals, SMEs, large businesses, and multi-national corporations. David has extensive experience before the UK Trade Mark Registry and the EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office), including in contentious proceedings such as oppositions and appeals. David also has experience in appeals before the Appointed Person here in the UK.
David’s Patent practice covers a wide range of subject-matter and he has extensive experience working in prosecuting applications before the European Patent Office.
David joined Appleyard Lees in 2002 and became a Partner in 2005. Prior to 2002, David worked in private practice for a London-based firm, starting in Patents in 1995 and Trade Marks in 1996.
David is qualified by examination in both the Patent and Trade Mark areas. David is qualified to act before the UK Office, the European Patent Office, and the EUIPO.
David is also the Partner with responsibility for the Renewals team here at Appleyard Lees and works closely with the Renewals Manager, Karen Leung. He is noted as ‘enthusiastic and focused’ in the Legal 500 2014 edition. In addition he has been nominated an IP star of 2016 for Trade Marks and Copyright, where he has been recognised by the industry for his skills in Filing & Prosecution and Strategy & Counselling.