Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
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Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
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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.

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Charles Berman

Partner

Charles Berman
“With the resources sector becoming increasingly competitive, intellectual property protection assumes an ever more important role as a business tool. While FB Rice considers innovation as crucial in the resources sector, the benefit of such innovation is lost if an effective strategy for its protection is not also implemented as an integral part of a business's commercial strategy. Such protection is the safest mechanism for maintaining a competitive advantage.”
“With the resources sector becoming increasingly competitive, intellectual property protection assumes an ever more important role as a business tool. While FB Rice considers innovation as crucial in the resources sector, the benefit of such innovation is lost if an effective strategy for its protection is not also implemented as an integral part of a business's commercial strategy. Such protection is the safest mechanism for maintaining a competitive advantage.”
Innovation Patents - is the system about to be abolished?
Australia’s Innovation Patent System is currently under review and is threatened with abolition. An IP Australia Economic Research paper, which issued in 2015, somewhat surprisingly suggested that the Innovation Patent System in Australia was not effectively stimulating innovation among Australian SMEs.
Australia’s Innovation Patent System is currently under review and is threatened with abolition. An IP Australia Economic Research paper, which issued in 2015, somewhat surprisingly suggested that the Innovation Patent System in Australia was not effectively stimulating innovation among Australian SMEs.
28 August 2015
Ken Seidenman presenting to IMNIS Mentees
FB Rice Overseas Qualified Attorney, Ken Seidenman, will present a seminar on patenting and commercialisation of research innovations to mentees participating in the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) on 1 September in Melbourne.
FB Rice Overseas Qualified Attorney, Ken Seidenman, will present a seminar on patenting and commercialisation of research innovations to mentees participating in the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) on 1 September in Melbourne.
Eddie Walker

Senior Associate

Eddie Walker
Eddie is a Senior Associate of FB Rice with over 12 years’ experience in private practice.  He has a strong international grounding in IP following qualification as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at FB Rice, and also as a UK and European patent attorney while working for a major firm in London.
Eddie is a Senior Associate of FB Rice with over 12 years’ experience in private practice.  He has a strong international grounding in IP following qualification as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at FB Rice, and also as a UK and European patent attorney while working for a major firm in London.
09 March 2015
FB Rice Trade Marks team now a Tier 1 firm for prosecution!
Last week the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) survey results for Trade Marks were released, and FB Rice is now a Tier 1 firm for Trade Marks prosecution. The MIP survey is considered to be one of the benchmark IP surveys globally.
Last week the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) survey results for Trade Marks were released, and FB Rice is now a Tier 1 firm for Trade Marks prosecution. The MIP survey is considered to be one of the benchmark IP surveys globally.
Buildings and Precincts: Brand, Common Heritage or Geographical?
Names of buildings and precincts are registrable as trade marks if they are sufficiently distinctive. The name of a building and associated precinct should be registered as a trade mark for all services provided by the developer/owner and all the associated goods and services likely to be provided in association with the building. The trade mark rights should be appropriately licensed to authorised users.
Names of buildings and precincts are registrable as trade marks if they are sufficiently distinctive. The name of a building and associated precinct should be registered as a trade mark for all services provided by the developer/owner and all the associated goods and services likely to be provided in association with the building. The trade mark rights should be appropriately licensed to authorised users.