Member firms

The IPH Group Businesses

AJ Park, established in 1891, is a premier IP firm operating in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. With offices in Auckland and Wellington, AJ Park acts for a wide range of clients, from international agents to government institutions, multinationals and major listed companies. As a full-service firm, AJ Park helps these clients identify, develop, protect, commercialise, manage, and enforce their IP rights in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. On 16 October 2020, AJ Park successfully acquired Baldwins Intellectual Property, giving the business greater depth.

Applied Marks is a leading Australian online automated trade mark application platform, also providing automated registration and intelligence services relating to companies and domain names, both directly to customers and through channel partners. Founded in 2008, Applied Marks is a leading filer in the Australian trade mark market, with a focus on the retail market.

Griffith Hack, established in 1904, is a multi-award-winning IP firm with a heritage stretching back more than 100 years. The firm is one of Australia’s largest filers of patents and trade marks and provides a comprehensive range of domestic and international services relating to the protection, management, commercialisation and enforcement of IP rights. In July 2020, the business of Watermark was integrated into Griffith Hack, strengthening the combined businesses’ service offering.

Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys was established in 1981 and has offices in Brisbane, Canberra and Singapore. Pizzeys’ business is predominantly focused on in-bound work into Australia and Singapore from overseas IP associates and direct corporate clients.

Founded in Montreal in 1892, ROBIC is internationally renowned and has earned a reputation for excellence in intellectual property in Canada. The firm has offices in Montreal and Quebec City, and includes a team of approximately 220 support staff and highly qualified professionals specialising in intellectual property and business law. ROBIC is one of the most prolific filers of trademarks in Canada and has earned and undeniable reputation for the quality and number of patents filed annually.

Smart & Biggar is Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property, with more than 100 lawyers, patent and trade mark agents located in five offices across Canada. Established in 1890, the firm has a history and tradition of providing the highest quality IP advisory services and is the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas. Smart & Biggar has filed more patent and trade mark applications than any firm in Canada. On 29 September 2023, Smart & Biggar combined with fellow Canadian IP firm Ridout & Maybee, further expanding the presence of the business in the Canadian market. 

Spruson & Ferguson established in 1887, is one of the leading IP firms operating throughout the Asia-Pacific region, offering a variety of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. Spruson & Ferguson has over 480 employees working from ten offices in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, China and Hong Kong.