With offices in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China, and a combined team of over 400 people, Spruson & Ferguson is one of the only specialist intellectual property firms with true regional capability, knowledge and experience. Each country serviced by Spruson & Ferguson is governed by a unique set of intellectual property laws, and in some cases, may have few to no laws in relation to intellectual property. Our specialist teams are highly familiar with the local IP laws of each country we service and are able to assist clients with IP protection, management and enforcement within each jurisdiction.

Southeast Asia
With offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Spruson & Ferguson are specialists in providing intellectual property services across Southeast Asia.
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China & East Asia
With offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. Spruson & Ferguson are specialists in providing intellectual property services across China & East Asia.
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Australasia
With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Spruson & Ferguson are specialists in providing intellectual property services across Australasia.
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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 and adjacent businesses operating under different brands in a range of jurisdictions.

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 patent and trade mark attorney, and a member of an ‘ownership group’ within the meaning of the Code. For further information, see Ownership Group and our Group Relationships Statement .

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IP Professionals
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Offices
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Countries Serviced

We have the regional capability to service our clients in over 25 jurisdictions across 9 offices in the Asia-Pacific.

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