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.

 

John Landells

Partner

John Landells
“Changes to New Zealand’s patent law and practice in 2014 has brought New Zealand more into alignment with Australia, significantly raising the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Most of our attorneys are registered to represent our clients in both Australia and New Zealand, which ensures that our clients get the best protection of their assets across both jurisdictions.”
“Changes to New Zealand’s patent law and practice in 2014 has brought New Zealand more into alignment with Australia, significantly raising the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Most of our attorneys are registered to represent our clients in both Australia and New Zealand, which ensures that our clients get the best protection of their assets across both jurisdictions.”
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.
21 November 2016
Green Light for Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney Regime
On 15 November 2016, the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (“Bill”) passed its final reading in New Zealand’s Parliament, and is due to come into force no later than 24 February 2017.
On 15 November 2016, the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (“Bill”) passed its final reading in New Zealand’s Parliament, and is due to come into force no later than 24 February 2017.
Ben Hayes

Trainee Attorney

Ben Hayes

Ben is a Trainee Attorney in the Sydney ICT team, who joined FB Rice in 2014.

Ben specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the IT and computer software areas as well as a range of other ICT technologies.

Ben is a Trainee Attorney in the Sydney ICT team, who joined FB Rice in 2014.

Ben specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the IT and computer software areas as well as a range of other ICT technologies.

01 December 2016
Andrew Gregory & Mary Turonek to attend IMSTEC 2016
Andrew Gregory and Mary Turonek are looking forward to attending the 9th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC) in Adelaide, beginning 5 December.
Andrew Gregory and Mary Turonek are looking forward to attending the 9th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference (IMSTEC) in Adelaide, beginning 5 December.
Understanding Brand Protection in China: Beyond Trade Mark Registration
Australian businesses have developed a sophisticated understanding of trade mark protection in China, however protection and enforcement can still bring surprises. As Australia’s trade with China continues to grow, the need for clever strategies for brand protection also grows.
Australian businesses have developed a sophisticated understanding of trade mark protection in China, however protection and enforcement can still bring surprises. As Australia’s trade with China continues to grow, the need for clever strategies for brand protection also grows.