Over the years Spruson & Ferguson’s designs group has assisted a large number of companies to obtain registered design protection locally and overseas. The group handles design applications for some of the world’s largest companies in the auto, engineering, furniture design, homewares, fashion and packaging industries. Together with Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, the designs team has also acted for clients in design litigation.

The comprehensive range of registered design services the firm offers includes:

  • Filing registered design applications
  • All aspects of prosecution of designs applications
  • Conducting design searches
  • Advice in relation to infringement
  • Design watches, novelty and infringement searches
  • Advising on matters and validity of designs registrations
  • Renewal of design registration
  • Revocations
  • Recording registrable transactions
  • International registration of designs
Key Designs Team Members View More
Hong Kong, China
Coral Toh
Director Greater China, Director of Trade Marks Asia
Trade Marks, Designs
+852 2161 9999 coral.toh@spruson.com
Coral Toh is a Director of the firm’s Asia-Pacific trade mark practices and a Principal of Spruson and Ferguson’s Hong Kong business. Coral joined Spruson & Ferguson following the…
Coral Toh is a Director of the firm’s Asia-Pacific trade mark practices and a Principal of Spruson and Ferguson’s…
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Brisbane, Australia
Andrew Cale
Principal
Patents: Engineering & ICT, Designs
+61 7 3011 2200 andrew.cale@spruson.com
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in patents, trade marks and designs specialising in the fields of information and communications technology, signal and data processing, mechanical engineering,…
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in patents, trade marks and designs specialising in the fields of…
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Singapore, Singapore
Le Hong Minh
Principal, Engineering / ICT Leader Asia
Patents: Engineering & ICT, Designs
+65 6333 7200 minh.le@spruson.com
Le Hong Minh graduated from a joint program between the National University of Singapore and Eindhoven University of Technology with a Master of Technological Design degree, specialising in product…
Le Hong Minh graduated from a joint program between the National University of Singapore and Eindhoven University of Technology…
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Australian Designs Information Kit
Australian Designs Information Kit
The design information kit provides an overview on registration process of designs both domestically and internationally.

Latest Designs News & Insights
IP Australia fee changes effective from 1 October 2020
IP Australia have announced changes to some of their fees, effective from 1st October 2020. The changes are intended to defer some of the costs to the renewal phase of…
IP Australia have announced changes to some of their fees, effective from 1st October 2020. The changes are intended to…
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Proposed changes to Australia’s Designs System
In late 2019, the Australian Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) called for public submissions on possible improvements to Australia’s Registered Designs System. Registered designs protect the visual appearance of…
In late 2019, the Australian Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) called for public submissions on possible improvements to Australia’s…
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Australian patents vs. designs: what are the differences?
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such as the United States, label an industrial design right as…
It is a common belief that patents and designs share a similar legal basis, particularly as some jurisdictions, such…
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