Spruson & Ferguson practitioners receive recognition in Best Lawyers ranking

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Spruson & Ferguson Principals Tracey Berger, Peter Hallett, Sylvie Tso, and John Afaras have been named in the Best Lawyers List – Intellectual Property Law for Australia.

Tracey Berger is the Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson’s Sydney and Melbourne offices and a Director of the firm’s Asia-Pacific trade mark practices. In 2009, Tracey co-authored the 4th edition of Shanahan’s Laws of Trade Marks and Passing Off, the leading text on trade mark law in Australia and has authored many of International Trade Mark Association (INTA)’s publications including their guides on Opposition and Cancellation procedures in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Tonga, as well as contributing to the Australian chapter of the latest edition of INTA’s publication on Famous and Well-Known Marks.

Peter Hallett is a highly experienced lawyer and trade mark practitioner, with more than twenty years’ experience across all aspects of intellectual property law. He has been recognised as a leading trade mark and commercial IP lawyer in industry guides such as Managing IP, World Trademark Review, Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide to the Leading IP Lawyers in Victoria.

Sylvie Tso 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 is experienced in delivering IP services to many sectors of the technology based community, including inventors, start-up and established companies, universities, CRCs and research institutions.

John Afaras is a Consultant at Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers with extensive experience acting for a number of major international companies overseeing their trade mark portfolios, advising on anti-counterfeiting strategies and brand protection and development. John’s expertise has been recognised both domestically and internationally by publications such as Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioner’s, Best Lawyers International and Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent Litigators 250.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Sydney, Australia
Tracey Berger
Principal, Managing Director Sydney and Melbourne, Director of Trade Marks Asia-Pacific
Trade Marks
+61 2 9393 0100 tracey.berger@spruson.com
Tracey Berger is the Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson’s Sydney and Melbourne offices and a Director of the firm’s Asia-Pacific trade mark practices. Tracey Berger has broad experience in…
Tracey Berger is the Managing Director of Spruson & Ferguson’s Sydney and Melbourne offices and a Director of the…
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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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Sydney, Australia
John Afaras
Consultant
Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers: Litigation
+61 2 9393 0100 john.afaras@spruson.com
John Afaras is an intellectual property law specialist and registered trade mark attorney with more than 20 years’ experience. John principally practises in patent, trade mark, copyright and trade…
John Afaras is an intellectual property law specialist and registered trade mark attorney with more than 20 years’ experience….
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