Leeds-based investment non-profit NorthInvest and Appleyard Lees are delighted to announce their partnership, offering specialist IP support to tech and digital start-ups. This collaboration will enable Appleyard Lees to help Northern start-ups reach their full potential by maximizing the value of their intellectual property through their entire life cycle.

With offices across the UK, Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm with over fifty patent and trademark attorneys and litigators. The firm will take part in NorthInvest events throughout the year to connect with the entrepreneurial community and offer them expert advice on how to effectively protect and monetize their intellectual property.

Helen Oldham, Founding Board Director of NorthInvest said ‘We’re very proud to partner with Appleyard Lees, who can help our network of entrepreneurs and start-ups to understand how best to protect their intellectual property. This partnership marks an exciting step for NorthInvest as we help northern start-ups reach their full potential.

Paul Beynon, Senior Associate of Appleyard Lees commented ‘As a firm with a strong presence in the North ourselves, we recognize the importance of bolstering the tech start-up community across the region.  We look forward to working closely with NorthInvest to support this community through our range of services and expertise.’

Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Professor Adam Beaumont, NorthInvest is a not-for-profit investment organization dedicated to building a stronger and more connected tech investor and start-up community across the North of England.  In 2020, NorthInvest increased its impact significantly to facilitate 19 rounds of funding worth over £9 million and deliver 294 free coaching and mentoring sessions to entrepreneurs.

All media enquiries should be directed to communications@appleyardlees.com or James Prickett, Marketing & Events Manager at: james.prickett@northinvest.co.uk  

About NorthInvest

NorthInvest is a not-for-profit investment organization specializing in angel investment in tech and digital start-ups across Tech For Good, Digital Media, Cyber, FinTech and MedTech. NorthInvest is backed by the Northern Powerhouse and facilitates connections and investment between tech and digital start-ups and angel investors, as well as offering free coaching and mentorship opportunities to entrepreneurs and Non-Executive Director opportunities to investors.

About Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees is a long-established intellectual property firm which is dynamic and adaptable to suit clients’ needs.

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