‘Spruson & Ferguson’ companies are incorporated entities owned by IPH Limited, a public company that is the holding company for a number of intellectual property professional services businesses operating under different brands across the Asia-Pacific region.
For the purposes of the Australian and New Zealand Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2018, Spruson & Ferguson Pty Ltd is an incorporated registered attorneys, and members of an ‘ownership group’ within the meaning of the Code. The ownership group comprises Spruson & Ferguson Pty Limited, Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Ltd, AJ Park IP Ltd (and affiliated company AJ Park Law Ltd), Practice Insight Pty Limited, and Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Pty Ltd. Spruson & Ferguson and Pizzeys also comprise patent and trade mark attorney entities outside Australia and New Zealand. Information on all legal entities forming part of the IPH Limited group is available here.
Each of the IPH professional services group businesses of Spruson & Ferguson, AJ Park and Pizzeys operate independently from one another in the provision to clients of attorney professional services.*
For more information on how we manage group relationships, including appropriate disclosures of group relationships and management of actual or potential conflicts of interest please see our Group Relationships Statement.
*A group business may in some cases engage or be engaged by another group business as a foreign agent or lawyer.