Appleyard Lees has announced that it has converted to a limited liability partnership (LLP). According to the firm's email circular, "[t]he business, assets and liabilities of the Appleyard Lees general partnership were transferred to Appleyard Lees IP LLP (Registered number: OC402854) on 15 March 2016". 

It added: "[w]e will ensure that our conversion to LLP does not affect your day-to-day dealings with us in any way. For the avoidance of doubt, all aspects of your relationship going forward after the transfer date will be with Appleyard Lees IP LLP."  If you have any questions contact Joanne King at

Appleyard Lees is ranked by IP Stars under the patent and trade mark prosecution categories.