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
"Businesses which spend time and money on creating, developing and promoting their brands recognise that trade marks are valuable commercial assets, and registration of their marks is an essential part of their IP strategy."
"Businesses which spend time and money on creating, developing and promoting their brands recognise that trade marks are valuable commercial assets, and registration of their marks is an essential part of their IP strategy."
Should defensive trade marks be part of your portfolio protection strategy?
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
01 July 2016
Sarah Glasson becomes FB Rice Associate
It is with great delight that we announce the promotion of Sarah Glasson to Associate at FB Rice. As a highly valued member of the Engineering team in Sydney, Sarah has extensive knowledge in the fields of chemical engineering, mathematics and statistics.
It is with great delight that we announce the promotion of Sarah Glasson to Associate at FB Rice. As a highly valued member of the Engineering team in Sydney, Sarah has extensive knowledge in the fields of chemical engineering, mathematics and statistics.
Michael Moore

Patent Attorney

Michael Moore

Michael is a patent attorney on our Sydney-based Chemistry team.  As an attorney, his experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and renewable energy industries has involved providing services in drafting patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world, advising clients on the patentability of inventions, and commercialising and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Michael is a patent attorney on our Sydney-based Chemistry team.  As an attorney, his experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and renewable energy industries has involved providing services in drafting patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world, advising clients on the patentability of inventions, and commercialising and enforcing intellectual property rights.

21 June 2016
Inside the 'ideas boom'
Cultural change is at the core of the new National Innovation and Science Agenda, say its proponents. Australia has a science and innovation problem. By now, most of us are aware of the bleak statistics – Australia is ranked ninth in the Global Innovation Index in respect of the calibre of its science institutions, yet 72nd for innovation efficiency. So why do we continue to have such trouble traversing the gap between scientific research and innovation?
Cultural change is at the core of the new National Innovation and Science Agenda, say its proponents. Australia has a science and innovation problem. By now, most of us are aware of the bleak statistics – Australia is ranked ninth in the Global Innovation Index in respect of the calibre of its science institutions, yet 72nd for innovation efficiency. So why do we continue to have such trouble traversing the gap between scientific research and innovation?
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’.