Shelston IP joins Spruson & Ferguson Australia to create the largest IP firm in Australia. The newly combined firm will operate under the Spruson & Ferguson brand, which will now employ more than 200 people in Australia, including 100 professional staff.
Spruson & Ferguson’s Managing Director in Australia, David Kennedy, commented, “This is an exciting day for our firm as we bring together two highly regarded teams with an unrivalled depth of technical knowledge and subject matter expertise. Together, the combined firm will offer clients access to the largest team of IP experts in Australia, with easy access into the Asia Pacific through the established IPH network and Spruson & Ferguson team on the ground in Asia. We will also be able to offer staff enhanced career opportunities as part of a larger firm, with an enviable client base.”
Shelston IP and Spruson & Ferguson have a rich heritage in the IP industry, dating back more than 160 years and this legacy will be carried forward in the enlarged single entity under the Spruson & Ferguson brand.
The new Spruson & Ferguson Australia will continue to be led by David Kennedy supported by a leadership team which includes representatives from both Spruson & Ferguson and Shelston IP.
Today marks the first phase of the integration of both firms, with full integration to occur on 13 December.