Robert is a dual-qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and solicitor (England & Wales). He manages large international portfolios and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes for market-leading businesses.

Clients appreciate his direct and commercial approach to brand protection and his flexible approach to litigation.

Prior to joining Appleyard Lees in 2013, Robert spent ten years with a large commercial law firm working on large corporate transactions within the banking, insolvency and real estate teams. He then specialised in intellectual property law where he worked on anti-counterfeiting programmes and High Court litigation including Hotel Cipriani SRL & Ors v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Ltd & Ors.


  • Designs
  • Litigation
  • Trade marks