Chris Hoole joins the Appleyard Lees partnership

Chris Hoole joins the Appleyard Lees partnership

Intellectual property solicitor and trade mark Attorney Chris Hoole will join the Appleyard Lees partnership as of 1 April.

Hoole is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered trade mark attorney, experienced in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. He is based in Cambridge and has a strong UK and international client base, that includes blue-chip multinationals to startup entities.

On his promotion to partner, Hoole said: “When I reflect on my career with Appleyard Lees, two words resonate most: trust and knowledge. Despite being the first contentious IP solicitor to join Appleyard Lees, the firm has shown unwavering trust in me throughout.”

“I’m extremely grateful for the support I’ve received on my journey to partnership, and proud to be part of a growing team supported by some of the country’s most knowledgeable IP attorneys.”

“It’s an honour and a privilege to join the partnership.”

Commenting on Hoole’s promotion, Dick Waddington, managing partner of Appleyard Lees, said: “The level of commitment that Chris brings to whatever he does is truly inspiring, whether that is tackling difficult trade mark or patent litigation, encouraging colleagues, or becoming a better cyclist.

“I am very excited that Chris is joining the partnership.”

Hoole joined Appleyard Lees in February 2015. He is the learning and development officer for Cambridgeshire Law Society and a mental health first aider.

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