Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers was the first law firm in Australia to specialise exclusively in IP law and is widely recognised for its expertise in trade marks, patents, designs and copyright law. It has been involved in many ground-breaking Australian IP cases.

We act for a large number of local and international companies across a broad range of industries including information technology, telecommunications, mining, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consumer products. Many of our clients are referred by other patent attorney firms or by law firms with a more general practice who recognise the need for specialist IP services.

We provide IP litigation and commercial legal services in Australia including:

  • IP litigation and dispute resolution
  • challenging the validity of monopoly rights
  • advice on IP ownership
  • breaches of confidence and misleading conduct actions
  • IP licensing and technology transfer
  • structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements relating to research and development and joint venture opportunities
  • due diligence and IP audit services
  • establishment and structuring of new entities and corporate groups
  • advice on product offering, including advice on the Australia Consumer Law, regulation of labelling requirements and privacy
  • dispute resolution of business and domain names.
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers provides a brief overview of our IP Law services.
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Sydney, Australia
Khajaque Kortian
Principal, Head of Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation, Trade Marks
+61 2 9393 0100 khajaque.kortian@spruson.com
Khajaque Kortian has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, specialising in litigation and licensing and related areas of consumer law. He represents a wide range of…
Khajaque Kortian has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, specialising in litigation and licensing and related…
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Sydney, Australia
Sylvie Tso
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Commercialisation, Trade Marks
+61 2 9393 0100 sylvie.tso@spruson.com
Sylvie is a lawyer as well as a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and has over 20 years of experience in the IP field. Sylvie advises clients on…
Sylvie is a lawyer as well as a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and has over 20…
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Sydney, Australia
Francesca Colubriale
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation, Trade Marks
+61 2 9393 0100 francesca.colubriale@spruson.com
Francesca Colubriale is a Principal in Spruson & Ferguson’s trade marks and litigation teams. As Principal in the firm’s trade marks practice, Francesca is responsible for all aspects of trade…
Francesca Colubriale is a Principal in Spruson & Ferguson’s trade marks and litigation teams. As Principal in the firm’s trade…
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Introduction In 2020, both IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) introduced updated fee schedules, with…
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