On 26 October 2016, Spruson and Ferguson’s parent company, IPH Limited, announced it had reached agreement to acquire Ella Cheong (Hong Kong) Limited and its subsidiary Ella Cheong Intellectual Property Agency (Beijing) Company Limited.
From 1 November 2016, the Ella Cheong Hong Kong and Beijing businesses have been rebranded as Spruson & Ferguson, and their team of more than 50 people joined Spruson & Ferguson’s Asia-Pacific operations.
Ms Ella Cheong will cease to be involved in the businesses and will no longer practice in the areas of patents, design and trade mark prosecution in China and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. The remaining director Principals and all other staff will remain with the businesses.
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