Established in 1887, Spruson & Ferguson is one of the largest intellectual property (IP) service providers in Asia-Pacific. As a leading Asia-Pacific IP firm, we have offices and direct filing capabilities in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China. Over the years Spruson & Ferguson has established itself as a regional IP hub, offering the highest standard of service to our clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Spruson & Ferguson companies are members of the IPH Limited group, which includes a range of professional services firms operating under a number of brands throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Top tier intellectual property firm
Highly qualified and experienced professionals
Direct filing capabilities in over 10 countries
Integrated and centralised service delivery across Asia-Pacific

Recognised as a leading intellectual property firm

2019
Trade Mark Firm of the Year
IAM & WTR Global IP Awards (Australia)
2019
Top tier firm for patent prosecution work
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey (Australia & Singapore)
2019
Top tier firm for trade mark prosecution work
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey (Australia)
2019
Highly Recommended Firm
World Trademark Review (Australia)
2019
Tier 2 Firm for patent and trade mark prosecution
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey (Hong Kong)
2019
Ranking for Thailand and China patent and trade mark prosecution
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2018
International Patent Firm of the Year
Asia IP (Australia)
2018
Top tier firm for patent prosecution work
Managing Intellectual Property (Australia & Singapore)
2018
Top tier firm for trade mark prosecution work
Managing Intellectual Property (Australia)
2018
Highly Recommended Firm
World Trademark Review (Australia)
2018
Highly Recommended Firm
IAM Patent 1000 (Australia & Singapore)
2017
Australian Prosecution Firm of the Year
Managing Intellectual Property (Australia)
2017
IP Stars Tier 1
Managing Intellectual Property (Australia)
2017
Highly Recommended Firm
World Trademark Review (Australia)
2016
Highly Recommended Firm
IAM Patent 1000 (Australia & Singapore)
2016
Top tier Australian firm for trade mark prosecution work
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey (Australia)
2016
Top tier firm for patent prosecution work
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey (Australia & Singapore)
2016
Highly Recommended for trade mark prosecution and strategy
World Trademark Review 1000 (Australia)
2016
Highly Recommended Firm for Patent Prosecution
IAM Patent 1000 (Australia & Singapore)
2016
Patent Practice of the Year
Asia IP (Australia)

Our History

Spruson & Ferguson has been at the forefront of innovation since 1887. We take pride in our unique heritage and continue our founding principles and traditions of integrity, service excellence and technical mastership.

2018
Spruson & Ferguson merges with Australian IP firms Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans and Cullens now operating as Spruson & Ferguson in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
2017
Spruson & Ferguson office in Melbourne established
2016
Spruson & Ferguson office in Hong Kong established
2016
Spruson & Ferguson office in Beijing established
2016
Spruson & Ferguson office in Bangkok established
2016
Spruson & Ferguson office in Jakarta established
2013
Spruson & Ferguson representative office in Shanghai established
2012
Spruson & Ferguson celebrates 125 year history
2012
Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd rebranded
2004
Singapore firm renamed to Ella Cheong Spruson & Ferguson
2003
Commercialisation practice established
2001
Ella Cheong Mirandah & Sprusons, Singapore established
1997
Spruson & Ferguson office in Singapore established
1978
K.E. Niblett & Co established as law firm specialising in IP law and the predecessor to Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
1923
Robert Ferguson joins firm and the firm begins trading under the name of Spruson & Ferguson
1890
WJ Spruson is a founding member of the Australasian Institute of Patent Agents, the predecessor to the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia
1887
Spruson & Ferguson Sydney office & firm established by Hepburn and Spruson

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