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.
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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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Melbourne, Australia
Peter Hallett
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation & Commercialisation, Trade Marks
+61 3 8637 7131 peter.hallett@spruson.com
Peter Hallett has recently joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal in the firm’s new Melbourne office. Peter is a highly experienced lawyer and trade mark practitioner, with more…
Peter Hallett has recently joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal in the firm’s new Melbourne office. Peter is…
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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 15 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 15…
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Latest IP Law News & Insights
Australia Update: Innovation Patent and Inventive Step Changes Back on Track
The Australian Government has released its summary of legislation proposed for introduction to Parliament in the 2019 Winter/Spring sittings. Pertinently to our colleagues and friends in intellectual property, the creatively named “Intellectual…
The Australian Government has released its summary of legislation proposed for introduction to Parliament in the 2019 Winter/Spring sittings. Pertinently to our…
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Australia Update: Changes to Translation Filing Requirements
Verified translations of international (PCT) patent applications not published in English will no longer be required to support entry of the application into the Australian national phase following impending changes to Australia’s…
Verified translations of international (PCT) patent applications not published in English will no longer be required to support entry of the…
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China Government Releases New Regulation on Human Genetic Resource
On May 28, 2019, China’s State Council releases a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulation”) which will become effective on July 1. For the life sciences industry and research organizations…
On May 28, 2019, China’s State Council releases a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulation”) which will become effective on…
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Case Note: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd v Evergreen Television Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 71
Summary This Full Court Decision concerned whether Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and Bauer Media Pty Ltd (together, Bauer) had fairly put the Trade Mark Applicant, Evergreen Television Pty Ltd (Evergreen) on notice of…
Summary This Full Court Decision concerned whether Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and Bauer Media Pty Ltd (together, Bauer) had fairly put the…
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