We are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has opened a new office in Melbourne Australia, staffed by a new team of trade mark professionals who have joined the firm.
The Melbourne office will be headed by respected trade mark attorney and lawyer, Tim Allen who has joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal. Tim will lead a team of five highly experienced trade mark practitioners to provide a comprehensive range of trade mark services for local and global clients.
Joining Tim in the Spruson & Ferguson Melbourne office are Natalia Blecher, Senior Associate; Christina Linforth-Barker, Senior Associate; Brooke Walker, Senior Trade Mark Practitioner; Silke Henning, Trade Mark Practitioner and Tony Paton, Trade Mark Paralegal.
The move strengthens Spruson & Ferguson’s trade marks capability in Australia and enhances the firm’s Asia-Pacific trade marks practice, which will now operate from nine offices across the region.
Spruson & Ferguson CEO, Dr Andrew Blattman said:
“We are delighted to welcome Tim and the team to Spruson & Ferguson. Tim is renowned as a highly skilled and experienced trade mark practitioner and we are sure the Melbourne team will be a great asset to our trade marks practice.”
Spruson & Ferguson, Group Head of Trade Marks, Tracey Berger said:
“We are always looking for ways to enhance our trade mark services, to ensure that we continue to provide our clients with a high quality and commercially relevant service. Melbourne is an important commercial centre for Australia and we are excited to have Tim and the team on board, working together to help our clients protect their IP.”
Spruson & Ferguson is one of the leading intellectual property firms in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the only IP firms with true regional capability. The firm employs 350 staff across nine offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.Spruson & Ferguson’s new Melbourne team – L to R standing: Tony Paton, Trade Mark Paralegal; Tim Allen, Principal; Brooke Walker, Senior Trade Mark Practitioner. L to R seated: Silke Henning, Trade Mark Practitioner; Christina Linforth-Barker, Senior Associate; Natalia Blecher, Senior Associate