Ownership Group

Applied Marks Pty Ltd is owned by IPH Limited, a public company that is the holding company for an international network of intellectual property professional services and adjacent businesses which operate under different brands in a range of jurisdictions.

For the purposes of the Australian and New Zealand Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2018 (Code), Applied Marks Pty Ltd is an ‘ancillary business’ member of an ‘ownership group’ within the meaning of the Code. Applied Marks Pty Ltd is not an incorporated registered trade marks attorney under the Code.

The ownership group comprises Applied Marks Pty Ltd, AJ Park IP Limited (and affiliated company AJ Park Law Limited), GH PTM Pty Ltd and GH Law Pty Ltd (each entity operating under the Griffith Hack brand in Australia), Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Pty Ltd, Spruson & Ferguson Pty Limited and Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Ltd. Additional incorporated patent and trade mark attorney and legal entities operating as ‘Smart & Biggar’, ‘ROBIC’, ‘Pizzeys’ and ‘Spruson & Ferguson’ form part of the IPH Limited group outside of Australia and New Zealand.

Information on all legal entities forming part of the IPH Limited group is available here.

Group Relationships

Each of the IPH group professional services attorney businesses of AJ Park, Griffith Hack, Pizzeys, ROBIC, Smart & Biggar and Spruson & Ferguson operate independently from one another in the provision to clients of attorney professional services.* The Applied Marks business operates independently from each of the IPH group professional services attorney businesses but may refer clients to those businesses for the provision of certain services.

* A group business may in some cases engage or be engaged by another group business as a foreign agent or lawyer.

For more information on the key principles to which each IPH group business adheres with respect to independence, appropriate disclosure of group relationships and the management of actual or potential conflicts of interest see our Group Relationships Statement.

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