Applied Marks Pty Ltd is owned by IPH Limited, a public company that is the holding company for
a number of intellectual property professional services and adjacent businesses operating under
different brands across the Asia-Pacific region.
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 a member of 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, Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Ltd, Shelston IP Pty Ltd and Shelston IP
Lawyers Pty Ltd. Additional incorporated patent and trade mark attorney entities operating as
‘Pizzeys’ and ‘Spruson & Ferguson’ form part of the IPH Ltd group outside Australia and New
Information on all legal entities forming part of the IPH Limited group is available here.
Each of the IPH group professional services attorney businesses of Griffith Hack, Pizzeys, AJ
Park, Spruson & Ferguson and Shelston IP 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.