Spruson & Ferguson’s team of trade mark attorneys provides advice and services relating to the clearance, registration, protection, enforcement and management of trade marks to a wide range of local, regional and overseas clients.
We offer the full scope of trade mark services, including advice on brand creation, how to meet registration requirements in Australia and overseas, filing and all aspects of prosecution of trade mark applications, defending actions for removal and the monitoring of correct trade mark usage.
We are one of the few firms with true regional Asia Pacific capability, as we represent client’s interests in Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and various other smaller countries in the South Pacific region, including Kiribati, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
We also register and manage domain names, conducting audits on the domain names owned by our clients and their subsidiaries and centralising domain name portfolios in order to manage the risk associated with short renewal periods.
We have the infrastructure to conduct worldwide searches to determine whether any prior applications or registrations for conflicting trade marks would prevent registration, and we can monitor competitor activity worldwide. We regularly draw on our strong links with foreign associates to ensure brands are well protected in overseas markets.
When required, our trade mark team works with Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers whose depth of experience in IP litigation is unparalleled in Australia.