Trade Marks


Trade Marks

Spruson & Ferguson (Australia)’s team of trade mark attorneys provides advice and services relating to the clearance, registration, protection, enforcement and management of trade marks to a wide range of Australian and overseas clients.

Our trade mark team offers the full scope of trade mark services, including advice on brand creation, how to register a trade mark in Australia and overseas, filing and all aspects of prosecution of trade mark applications, defending actions for removal and the monitoring of correct trade mark usage.

We are one of the few Australian firms with true regional capability, as we represent client’s interests in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and various other smaller countries in the South Pacific region, including Kiribati, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

We also register and manage domain names, conducting audits on the domain names owned by our clients and their subsidiaries and centralising domain name portfolios in order to manage the risk associated with short renewal periods.

We have the infrastructure to conduct worldwide searches to determine whether any prior applications or registrations for conflicting trade marks would prevent registration, and we can monitor competitor activity worldwide. We regularly draw on our strong links with foreign associates to ensure brands are well protected in overseas markets.

When required, our trade mark attorneys work with Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers – our associated legal practice – whose depth of experience in IP litigation is unparalleled in Australia.


Our Trade Mark Services

Trade mark protection is the key to securing the brands and images that distinguish a company from its competitors. Spruson & Ferguson Australia’s team of highly qualified trade mark attorneys has the experience to help our clients successfully protect their brand and image.

We offer a comprehensive range of trade mark services including:

  • advice on brand creation and meeting trade mark registration requirements in Australia and overseas
  • filing of trade mark applications locally and internationally, including via the Madrid Protocol
  • prosecution of trade mark applications, including appearance at hearings
  • defending actions for trade mark removal
  • acting in opposition proceedings
  • trade mark clearance, searching and watching services

We also use and recommend the specialist renewal services of Computer Patent Annuities (CPA) for our clients’ global renewals and searching needs.


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Our Trade Mark Team

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