Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
We are
Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
Thanks to many years of global experience, FB Rice has a network of trusted advisors in most key jurisdictions. We turn to those advisors when assisting our clients to promote their interests.

For specific information on our Asia Pacific capability, click here.

 

 
One door to South East Asia
For a seamless service for filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications in South East Asia, click here.

 

Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"Obtaining appropriate trade mark registration is a strategic process, to meet legal requirements, ensure freedom to use without infringing the rights of others, to place others on notice of IP rights and to provide strong, enforceable rights against infringers. Protection should be part of what a business is doing, reflecting the level of importance of marks and brands, and the level of determination to protect those rights."
"Obtaining appropriate trade mark registration is a strategic process, to meet legal requirements, ensure freedom to use without infringing the rights of others, to place others on notice of IP rights and to provide strong, enforceable rights against infringers. Protection should be part of what a business is doing, reflecting the level of importance of marks and brands, and the level of determination to protect those rights."
Interfering RNA (iRNA) is no interference to manner of manufacture in Australia
The Australian Patent Office (APO) has determined that claims directed to a composition comprising double-stranded RNA (so-called “interfering RNA” or “iRNA”) is a manner of manufacture (patent eligible subject matter) in accordance with Section 18(1)(a) of the Patents Act.
The Australian Patent Office (APO) has determined that claims directed to a composition comprising double-stranded RNA (so-called “interfering RNA” or “iRNA”) is a manner of manufacture (patent eligible subject matter) in accordance with Section 18(1)(a) of the Patents Act.
11 October 2016
R&D Tax Incentive Review good or bad news for Australian Innovators?
The Government released the R&D Tax Incentive Review report for public consultation last week and called for business, industry and the research community to have their say. Interested parties can submit a response to the Review by October 28.
The Government released the R&D Tax Incentive Review report for public consultation last week and called for business, industry and the research community to have their say. Interested parties can submit a response to the Review by October 28.
Karl Muller

Trainee Attorney

Karl Muller
Karl is a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Melbourne Engineering team, joining FB Rice in 2014. He is currently working towards becoming a registered patent attorney, and practices in the fields of patents and designs, with a focus on mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and fluid dynamics.
Karl is a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Melbourne Engineering team, joining FB Rice in 2014. He is currently working towards becoming a registered patent attorney, and practices in the fields of patents and designs, with a focus on mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and fluid dynamics.
08 November 2016
Brett Lunn to moderate IP strategy panel in Melbourne
To be an innovation-led company, you need a world-class IP strategy, addressing the symbiotic relationship between high-quality IP portfolios and high-value innovation; freedom to operate; and a communication plan for your strategy to management, colleagues and investors.
To be an innovation-led company, you need a world-class IP strategy, addressing the symbiotic relationship between high-quality IP portfolios and high-value innovation; freedom to operate; and a communication plan for your strategy to management, colleagues and investors.
Tobacco on the back foot?
With Europe’s tobacco-products legislation moving forward, Lisa Neilson reviews the lessons learned from Australia’s earlier action.
With Europe’s tobacco-products legislation moving forward, Lisa Neilson reviews the lessons learned from Australia’s earlier action.