Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers was the first law firm in Australia to specialise exclusively in IP law and is widely recognised for its expertise in trade marks, patents, designs and copyright law. It has been involved in many ground-breaking Australian IP cases.

We act for a large number of local and international companies across a broad range of industries including information technology, telecommunications, mining, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consumer products. Many of our clients are referred by other patent attorney firms or by law firms with a more general practice who recognise the need for specialist IP services.

We provide IP litigation and commercial legal services in Australia including:

  • IP litigation and dispute resolution
  • challenging the validity of monopoly rights
  • advice on IP ownership
  • breaches of confidence and misleading conduct actions
  • IP licensing and technology transfer
  • structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements relating to research and development and joint venture opportunities
  • due diligence and IP audit services
  • establishment and structuring of new entities and corporate groups
  • advice on product offering, including advice on the Australia Consumer Law, regulation of labelling requirements and privacy
  • dispute resolution of business and domain names.
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
About Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers provides a brief overview of our IP Law services.
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Sydney, Australia
Khajaque Kortian
Principal, Head of Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation, Trade Marks
+61 2 9393 0100 khajaque.kortian@spruson.com
Khajaque Kortian has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, specialising in litigation and licensing and related areas of consumer law. He represents a wide range of…
Khajaque Kortian has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, specialising in litigation and licensing and related…
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Melbourne, Australia
Peter Hallett
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation & Commercialisation, Trade Marks
+61 3 8637 7131 peter.hallett@spruson.com
Peter Hallett has recently joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal in the firm’s new Melbourne office. Peter is a highly experienced lawyer and trade mark practitioner, with more…
Peter Hallett has recently joined Spruson & Ferguson as a Principal in the firm’s new Melbourne office. Peter is…
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Sydney, Australia
Sylvie Tso
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Commercialisation, Trade Marks
+61 2 9393 0100 sylvie.tso@spruson.com
Sylvie is a lawyer as well as a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and has over 15 years of experience in the IP field. Sylvie advises clients on…
Sylvie is a lawyer as well as a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and has over 15…
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Latest IP Law News & Insights
Howden Australia Pty Ltd v Minetek Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 981
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has taken place, and in particular, the difficulty in linking the…
This unsuccessful application for an interlocutory injunction highlights some of the difficulties involved in establishing that a breach of confidential information has…
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Now Effective: New Amendments to Guidelines for Patent Examination of CNIPA
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as of 1 November 2019. Compared with the draft amendments published on…
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as…
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