Appleyard Lees has today announced the appointment of Richard Bray and Robert Cumming as partners.
Bray is a European patent attorney who specialises in physics, consumer electronics and engineering. He is based in the firm’s Manchester office. Cumming is a European trade mark attorney, as well as a solicitor, who specialises in trade mark portfolio management and enforcement work. He is based in the firm's Leeds office.

Commenting on the appointments, managing director Joanne King said:  “Richard and Rob are exceptionally talented professionals who have demonstrated the value they can bring to the firm and our clients. Each joined us as qualified attorneys over the last few years from highly respected professional firms and have played key roles in working with clients, winning new business and managing high performing teams.”

Appleyard Lees became a limited liability partnership last month and is ranked by IP Stars under the patent and trade mark prosecution categories.