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.”
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.
31 March 2015
FB Rice - a Foundation Partner for Northcott Innovation
On Tuesday 31 March, The Northcott Institute will launch Northcott Innovation, an independent organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disability though new technology, ideas and innovation. Critical to the success of such a venture will be Northcott Innovations ‘Foundation’ partners – The University of Technology, Sydney; the Commonwealth Bank; and FB Rice, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys.
On Tuesday 31 March, The Northcott Institute will launch Northcott Innovation, an independent organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disability though new technology, ideas and innovation. Critical to the success of such a venture will be Northcott Innovations ‘Foundation’ partners – The University of Technology, Sydney; the Commonwealth Bank; and FB Rice, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys.
Karin Innes

Senior Associate

Karin Innes
Karin is a qualified patent and trade mark attorney and Senior Associate with FB Rice. She joined the firm in 2007 after working for the patent attorney practices in two large Australian law firms.
 
Karin is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.
Karin is a qualified patent and trade mark attorney and Senior Associate with FB Rice. She joined the firm in 2007 after working for the patent attorney practices in two large Australian law firms.
 
Karin is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.
18 June 2015
China and Australia finally sign ChAFTA
Following over a decade of negotiations, the China Australia Free Trade Agreement was signed 17 June, 2015, paving the way for Australia to compete more aggressively in the Chinese market.
Following over a decade of negotiations, the China Australia Free Trade Agreement was signed 17 June, 2015, paving the way for Australia to compete more aggressively in the Chinese market.
IP or a New TV? A Smarter Use of the Small Business Tax Rebate
Small businesses now have a rare opportunity to invest in the protection of their intellectual property, acquire valuable business assets, and take advantage of an immediate tax deduction.
Small businesses now have a rare opportunity to invest in the protection of their intellectual property, acquire valuable business assets, and take advantage of an immediate tax deduction.