Established in 1887, Spruson & Ferguson is one of the largest intellectual property (IP) service providers in Asia-Pacific. As a leading IP Firm in Asia-Pacific, we have offices in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China.
- Serviced Jurisdictions
Over the years Spruson & Ferguson has established itself as a regional IP hub, offering the highest standard of service to its clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Spruson & Ferguson (Australia) provides IP services for each of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and other countries in the South Pacific region, including Kiribati, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. From our offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China, Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) offers IP prosecution and management services in Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Beyond the Asia-Pacific, we have developed and maintain a strong network of international connections with IP and general practice law firms. We ensure that our clients’ IP interests are in the best possible hands by using long-standing partners we know and trust.
- Our Team
With a staff of approximately 350 people including 120 IP professionals, our teams in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China form a dynamic combination of technical expertise, wealth of experience and specialist local knowledge, offering the advantages of integrated regional service delivery to our clients. Our professional team includes patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, PhD graduates, professionals with Masters Degrees, qualified solicitors as well as Australian, New Zealand, Singapore, Thai, Malaysian, European, UK, US, South African, German, Chinese and Japanese patent attorneys.
- Our Services
Patents & Designs. We offer regional patent services throughout the Asia-Pacific including: advice on patentability of inventions, drafting patent specifications across all technologies, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications, patent opposition proceedings, advice on infringement and validity of patents and designs, patent and design watches, novelty and infringement searches and patent portfolio management.
Trade Marks, Domain and Business Names. We provide trade mark related services throughout the Asia Pacific region including: advice on brand creation and protecting trade marks, trade mark clearance, searching and watching services, filing trade mark applications locally and internationally, publishing cautionary notices, prosecution of trade mark applications, filing and defending actions for trade mark removal, acting in trade mark opposition proceedings, registration of business and domain names, advice on Certification and Collective Marks and trade mark portfolio management.
Commercial Legal Advice and IP Litigation. We provide commercial legal and IP litigation services in Australia including: IP litigation and dispute resolution, challenging the validity of monopoly rights, breaches of confidence and misleading conduct actions, IP licensing and technology transfer, structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements relating to research and development, due diligence and IP audit services, establishment of new entities, advice on regulation of labelling requirements, dispute resolution of business and domain names.
- Our Credentials
Spruson & Ferguson has over 125 year history of providing intellectual property services and, importantly, an established reputation as a high quality provider of IP services to global science, technology and consumer companies. The firm and individual professionals are consistently recognised as leaders in their field by peers and clients. Our experience in IP has been acknowledged through our engagement by various professional association and governments to develop multiple resources relating to IP management.
- Our Approach
As a firm, we are committed to providing solutions tailored to the individual needs of our clients whilst delivering value and excellence in every aspect of our service. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service ensuring exceptionally high quality standards from our teams in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China as well as from our network of trusted agents throughout the region. Our approach to client relationships is based on the application of a number of key principles and tools including delivering cost effective and timely communication and advice, ongoing professional development of our staff and utilising advanced record keeping, docketing and reporting systems.