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. We have 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 and regulation of labelling requirements
  • privacy law and data protection
  • 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
Chris Bevitt
Principal, Head of Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Commercialisation
+61 2 9393 0100 chris.bevitt@spruson.com
Chris combines a strong intellectual property focus with the knowledge and experience gained from over 30 years of practise in commercial law. In his over 30 years as a commercial…
Chris combines a strong intellectual property focus with the knowledge and experience gained from over 30 years of practise…
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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 20 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 20…
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Sydney, Australia
Duncan Longstaff
Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation
+61 2 9393 0100 duncan.longstaff@spruson.com
Duncan is a specialist intellectual property lawyer. He has extensive IP litigation expertise with 15 years in practice. Duncan’s practice focuses on patent disputes, including in the mining/energy, pharmaceutical, biotechnology,…
Duncan is a specialist intellectual property lawyer. He has extensive IP litigation expertise with 15 years in practice. Duncan’s practice…
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