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, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific Islands from one central location, ensuring efficient, consistent and quality service delivery.

From our Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane 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
9
Offices
25+
Countries

Recognised as a leading intellectual property firm

2020
Top Tier Firm for Patent Prosecution Work
Australia & Singapore
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
2020
Top Tier Firm for Trade Mark Prosecution Work
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
2020
Highly Recommended Firm for Patent Prosecution
Australia & Singapore
IAM Patent 1000
2020
Highly Recommended Firm
Australia
World Trademark Review
2020
Recommended Firm for Patent Prosecution
China, Hong Kong & Thailand
IAM Patent 1000
2020
Ranking for Patent & Trade Mark
China & Thailand
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
2020
Tier 2 for Patent & Trade Mark Prosecution
Hong Kong SAR
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
2020
Ranking for Patent Litigation
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
2019
Patent Firm of the Year
Australia
Asia IP Awards
2019
Trade Mark Firm of the Year
Australia
IAM & WTR Global IP Awards
2019
PCT Leader
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2019
Top Tier Firm for Patent Prosecution Work
Australia & Singapore
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2019
Top Tier Firm for Trade Mark Prosecution Work
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2019
Highly Recommended Firm
Australia
World Trademark Review
2019
Top tier firm for trade mark prosecution
Australia
Asia IP Trademark Survey
2019
Ranking for patent and trade mark prosecution
Thailand and China
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2019
Tier 2 for patent and trade mark prosecution
Hong Kong
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2019
Tier 2 for trade mark prosecution
Hong Kong and Thailand
Asia IP Trademark Survey
2018
International Patent Firm of the Year
Australia
Asia IP
2018
Top tier firm for patent prosecution work
Australia & Singapore
Managing Intellectual Property
2018
Top tier firm for trade mark prosecution work
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property
2018
Highly Recommended Firm
Australia
World Trademark Review
2018
Highly Recommended Firm
Australia & Singapore
IAM Patent 1000
2017
Australian Prosecution Firm of the Year
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property
2017
IP Stars Tier 1
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property
2017
Highly Recommended Firm
Australia
World Trademark Review
2016
Highly Recommended Firm
Australia & Singapore
IAM Patent 1000
2016
Top tier Australian firm for trade mark prosecution work
Australia
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2016
Top tier firm for patent prosecution work
Australia & Singapore
Managing Intellectual Property IP Survey
2016
Highly Recommended for trade mark prosecution and strategy
Australia
World Trademark Review 1000
2016
Highly Recommended Firm for Patent Prosecution
Australia & Singapore
IAM Patent 1000
2016
Patent Practice of the Year
Australia
Asia IP
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