Since 1887

A strong history of protecting IP in Australia

Spruson & Ferguson has a long history of providing intellectual property protection in the Australasian region, and we have extensive experience in the protection of IP rights across various countries in the South Pacific. Our attorneys are qualified to act directly before the Patent Offices in Australia & New Zealand and we have strong relationships with the local Registries in the island countries. Our team of professionals keep abreast of the local laws (or lack of) in each of these jurisdictions for the benefit of our local and foreign clients. We have the advantage of being able to coordinate and manage clients’ IP portfolios across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands from one central location, ensuring efficient, consistent and quality service delivery.

From our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast offices we offer a full range of IP services including those related to patents, trade marks, designs, IP litigation and commercialisation.

130+
Years
400+
Employees
120
IP Professionals
10
Offices
25+
Countries

Recognised as a leading intellectual property firm

2019
Trade Mark Firm of the Year
IAM & WTR Global IP Awards (Australia)
2019
Highly Recommended Firm
World Trademark Review (Australia)
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)
Latest News & Insights
Australia Update: Innovation Patent and Inventive Step Changes Back on Track
The Australian Government has released its summary of legislation proposed for introduction to Parliament in the 2019 Winter/Spring sittings. Pertinently to our colleagues and friends in intellectual property, the creatively named “Intellectual…
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Australia Update: Changes to Translation Filing Requirements
Verified translations of international (PCT) patent applications not published in English will no longer be required to support entry of the application into the Australian national phase following impending changes to Australia’s…
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Case Note: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd v Evergreen Television Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 71
Summary This Full Court Decision concerned whether Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and Bauer Media Pty Ltd (together, Bauer) had fairly put the Trade Mark Applicant, Evergreen Television Pty Ltd (Evergreen) on notice of…
Summary This Full Court Decision concerned whether Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and Bauer Media Pty Ltd (together, Bauer) had fairly put the…
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Case Note Re: Apple Inc v Swatch AG [2019] ATMO 19 (8 February 2019)
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