Spruson & Ferguson recognised in WTR 1000 2024


Spruson & Ferguson are pleased to once again be included in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 2024, with four jurisdiction listings and nine 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

Not only is Spruson & Ferguson 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. High-stakes litigation, a high volume of applications and high-rolling transactions are all in a day’s work for its pre-eminent trademark group. Khajaque Kortian captains the legal front and has represented a wide range of patrons in proceedings before the High Court and Federal Court of Australia, including appeals from trademark oppositions, trademark, design and patent infringement and revocation actions. The anchors of the prosecution and portfolio management side are principal Roseanne MannionDaniel Wilson and Francesca Colubriale. Mannion draws judiciously on her European trademark experience to provide incisive and concise brand protection advice. Wilson’s wide remit ranges from Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island trademark registration to oppositions and enforcement. A trademark and brand protection maven, Colubriale comes armed with knowledge of virtually all aspects of IP protection and portfolio management. A longstanding supporter of the tech scene in Australia and principal author of the IP manual for Australian government agencies, Sylvie Tso is the mainstay of the licensing and transaction practice, and delivers essential commercial IP advice to inventors, start-ups and research institutes. Next to her on the IP commercialisation front is Michael Deacon, who has a flair for the fine print of IP-rich commercial agreements.

WTR 1000, 2024

Firms – China and SARS: Hong Kong

  • Silver – Firms: prosecution and strategy

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 into the needs of international entities. Its ready access to specialist translators and experts is just another string to the outfit’s bow. Practice group leader May Chan has a wealth of experience in trademark prosecution, opposition and invalidation proceedings in the Greater China region, and currently oversees the team with her razor-sharp understanding of the region’s IP law.

WTR 1000, 2024

Firms – Indonesia

  • Bronze – Firms: prosecution and strategy

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 has attracted many global brand owners. Trademark executive Diana Sofyan Balowo leverages a decade of experience to successfully prosecute trademarks for local and international players.

WTR 1000, 2024

Firms – Singapore

  • Bronze – Firms: prosecution and strategy

As one of the leading IP service providers across Asia, Spruson & Ferguson tirelessly protects the intangible assets of an illustrious list of patrons. Its storied Singapore outpost is uniquely positioned to coordinate massive IP projects within Southeast Asia. Amy Chan heads the country’s trademark practice with verve. She is an ideal choice for international brand owners, using all the right tools expeditiously and efficiently, and she protects her clientele to the hilt.

WTR 1000, 2024

Rankings – Individuals

Individuals  – Australia

Individuals – China and SARSHong Kong

Individuals – Indonesia

Individuals – Singapore 

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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