Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith

Principal and Head of Trade Marks Team

P: +61 7 3011 2200 | E: | Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans LinkedIn

Level 6, 175 Eagle St, Brisbane, QLD 4000

“Intellectual Property management and protection is as much about business as it is about the law. It’s my job to advise clients at every stage regarding the impact their innovation will have on their business and vice versa.”

Fraser has a well rounded and comprehensive practice built up over more than a decade. In addition to his specialisation in trade marks and registered designs, Fraser has an electrical engineering degree and has extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecution in this field, including in relation to mining technologies, computer hardware, software, communications, embedded systems, control systems and signal processing.

Alongside four years Intellectual Property law experience gained prior to joining Fisher Adams Kelly, Fraser acquired some particularly advantageous knowledge during his postgraduate studies. Specifically, he was instrumental in developing a commercialisation project for a start up incubator company which equipped him with a thorough understanding of a business’ commercialisation and Intellectual Property needs throughout the innovation development life cycle.

Role & Accountabilities

Fraser is adept at working co-operatively with individuals and companies, both large and small, to recognise, secure, and manage their intellectual property. He has an acute understanding of the competitive edge that proprietary technology and innovation affords his clients and dedicates himself to the establishment and preservation of this commercial advantage.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Hons), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Master of Engineering in Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Master of Industrial Property, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney, Australia and New Zealand

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

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In April 2018 Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans joined the Spruson & Ferguson business. FAKC now operates under the Spruson & Ferguson brand and the FAKC team operates as part of the broader Spruson & Ferguson team. For more information see