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.

 

Paul Whenman

Partner

Paul Whenman
"FB Rice is constantly growing and evolving to ensure that we’re up to date with the industry, while at the same time maintaining the high standard of service and technical expertise that we provide to our clients."
"FB Rice is constantly growing and evolving to ensure that we’re up to date with the industry, while at the same time maintaining the high standard of service and technical expertise that we provide to our clients."
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.
23 September 2016
Final Intellectual Property Arrangements report sent to Australian Government
The final completed report into Intellectual Property Arrangements has been sent to the Australian Government for its consideration. The next step in the process is for the release of the report, which is required to be tabled in each House of the Parliament in the next 25 days.
The final completed report into Intellectual Property Arrangements has been sent to the Australian Government for its consideration. The next step in the process is for the release of the report, which is required to be tabled in each House of the Parliament in the next 25 days.
Michael Seifried

Senior Associate

Michael Seifried

Michael is a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney and intellectual property lawyer.  His experience acting for clients from small and medium enterprises to large publicly listed companies in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, means that Michael understands the need for a commercially oriented approach.

Michael is a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney and intellectual property lawyer.  His experience acting for clients from small and medium enterprises to large publicly listed companies in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, means that Michael understands the need for a commercially oriented approach.

23 August 2016
Do you undertake Research and Development activities overseas?
In certain circumstances, R&D activities conducted overseas may qualify to claim the R&D tax offset at the same rate as a company’s Australian based R&D however overseas activities are subject to additional criteria and the issue of the ‘Overseas Finding’.
In certain circumstances, R&D activities conducted overseas may qualify to claim the R&D tax offset at the same rate as a company’s Australian based R&D however overseas activities are subject to additional criteria and the issue of the ‘Overseas Finding’.
Trading With China
The price of doing business in China can be high, writes the journalist John Garnaut about Australian citizens Charlotte Chou and Matthew Ng being jailed in China for fraud. Against this report of foreign businesses in China subjected the Kafkaesque nightmare of Chinese rule of law undermined by corruption and bribery at senior levels, the Australian China Business Council issued the 2014 China Trade Report.
The price of doing business in China can be high, writes the journalist John Garnaut about Australian citizens Charlotte Chou and Matthew Ng being jailed in China for fraud. Against this report of foreign businesses in China subjected the Kafkaesque nightmare of Chinese rule of law undermined by corruption and bribery at senior levels, the Australian China Business Council issued the 2014 China Trade Report.