‘Spruson & Ferguson’ companies are incorporated entities owned by IPH Limited, a public company that is the holding company for a number of intellectual property professional services businesses operating under different brands across the Asia-Pacific region.
For the purposes of the Australian and New Zealand Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2018, Spruson & Ferguson Pty Ltd, Fisher Adams Kelly Pty Ltd and Cullens Pty Ltd are incorporated registered attorneys, and members of an ‘ownership group’ within the meaning of the Code. The ownership group comprises Spruson & Ferguson Pty Limited, Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Ltd, Fisher Adams Kelly Pty Ltd, Cullens Pty Ltd (all operating under the Spruson & Ferguson brand in Australia)*, AJ Park IP Ltd (and affiliated company AJ Park Law Ltd), Practice Insight Pty Limited, and Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Pty Ltd. Spruson & Ferguson and Pizzeys also comprise patent and trade mark attorney entities outside Australia and New Zealand. Information on all legal entities forming part of the IPH Limited group is available here.
*Fisher Adams Kelly Pty Ltd and Cullens Pty Ltd operate as part of the Spruson & Ferguson business and will be fully integrated into Spruson & Ferguson Pty Ltd from July 2018.
Each of the IPH professional services group businesses of Spruson & Ferguson, AJ Park and Pizzeys operate independently from one another in the provision to clients of attorney professional services (note: a group business may in some cases engage or be engaged by another group business as a foreign agent or lawyer).
For more information on how we manage group relationships, including appropriate disclosures of group relationships and management of actual or potential conflicts of interest please see our Group Relationships Statement.