Spruson & Ferguson recognised in WTR 1000 2023


Spruson & Ferguson are pleased to once again be included in the WTR 1000 2023, with five jurisdiction listings and 10 recommended individuals featured.

Spruson & Ferguson has been ranked in WTR 1000 since 2014.

Please join us in congratulating our recognised offices and individuals.

Rankings – Firms

Firms – Australia

  • Gold – prosecution and strategy
  • Bronze – enforcement and litigation

From WTR: “Not only is Spruson & Ferguson widely considered as one of the most highly regarded IP service providers in Australia, but its scattered footprint can also be found in all major capital cities across the Asia-Pacific. It has established itself as a true one-stop shop for entities looking for regional capability and an extensive service. With more than 1,700 national trademark applications handled by the Australian offices alone last year, the sheer volume of work explains why its trademark prosecution offering once again is listed in the gold ranking. Furthermore, its first-rate quality of work garners acclaim from its patrons: “Their thoughtful guidance on the front end is second to none and often proves invaluable to the ultimate success of a matter.” Kimberly-Clark, Netflix, Siemens and Volkswagen are among those who have full confidence in Sprusons’ trademark squad. But the group does not restrict itself to the big names – it actively engages with start-ups and entrepreneurs to dispense commercial and strategic IP advice.”

Firms – China and SARS: Hong Kong

  • Silver: prosecution and strategy

From WTR: “A crucial part of the regional operation of Asia-Pacific IP powerhouse Spruson & Ferguson, the Hong Kong office partners closely with its China group to offer one of the best Greater China trademark protection schemes on the market. Direct filing, oppositions, invalidations, customs and administrative enforcement actions are all within the team’s remit, which is complemented by local knowledge and profound insight of international entities’ needs. Its ready access to specialist translators and experts is just another string to the bow.”

Firms – Singapore

  • Silver: prosecution and strategy

From WTR: “With hundreds of experts and staff members in 10 primary offices across Asia-Pacific, storied IP outfit Spruson & Ferguson is uniquely positioned to coordinate massive IP projects within the region. Under the auspices of its Australian headquarter, the Singapore contingent is committed to meet and exceed every demand of its discerning clientele.”

Firms – Indonesia

  • Bronze: prosecution and strategy

From WTR: “With several offices across the Asia-Pacific, Spruson & Ferguson is one of the leading providers of IP services in the region. The Indonesia office’s tailored, comprehensive prosecution solutions, coupled with the team’s extensive experience attracted many global brand owners.”

Rankings – Individuals

Individuals  – Australia

Individuals – China and SARS: Hong Kong

  • May Chan – Bronze – Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Individuals – Singapore 

  • Amy Chan – Bronze – Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Individuals – Indonesia

See Spruson & Ferguson’s full ranking information on the WTR website here.  

About WTR 1000

The WTR 1000 identifies the leading professionals and firms that are deemed outstanding at obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing and monetising trademarks.

WTR undertakes exhaustive qualitative research, identifying top firms and individuals based on their depth of expertise, market presence and sophistication of work.

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