Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
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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.

 

Connie Merlino

Partner

Connie Merlino
“The patentability of software remains a grey area under Australian law and around the world. But patenting software is possible in the right hands. Our Information Communications and Technology team at FB Rice are experts at ensuring that software inventions are robustly protected worldwide.”
“The patentability of software remains a grey area under Australian law and around the world. But patenting software is possible in the right hands. Our Information Communications and Technology team at FB Rice are experts at ensuring that software inventions are robustly protected worldwide.”
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.
06 May 2016
Budget update: Good news for Australian SMEs
This week’s Federal Budget had some good news for Australian companies with the introduction of the reduction in company tax rate from 30% to 27.5% for companies with a turnover of less than $10M. This follows on from last year’s budget in which companies with a turnover of less than $2M saw a reduction to 28.5% now decreased to 27.5%.
This week’s Federal Budget had some good news for Australian companies with the introduction of the reduction in company tax rate from 30% to 27.5% for companies with a turnover of less than $10M. This follows on from last year’s budget in which companies with a turnover of less than $2M saw a reduction to 28.5% now decreased to 27.5%.
John Kotsanas

Technical Specialist

John Kotsanas

John is a Technical Specialist in the Melbourne Biotechnology team at FB Rice.

Having completed a range of tertiary qualifications, including a Master of Biotechnology, a Bachelor of Science (Hons), and a Bachelor of Arts, John demonstrates a variety of experience and skills in different fields. During this time, he developed expertise in an array of molecular techniques.

John is a Technical Specialist in the Melbourne Biotechnology team at FB Rice.

Having completed a range of tertiary qualifications, including a Master of Biotechnology, a Bachelor of Science (Hons), and a Bachelor of Arts, John demonstrates a variety of experience and skills in different fields. During this time, he developed expertise in an array of molecular techniques.

20 March 2016
FB Rice adds new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
Planning to trade with China? Plan to protect your trade marks!
Searching and registration is needed in China, not only for your English language marks, but also for the Mandarin characters versions. In addition to creation of Chinese character version of your marks, it is useful to develop Chinese character version of your company name and address, as these are often needed for use on official documents.
Searching and registration is needed in China, not only for your English language marks, but also for the Mandarin characters versions. In addition to creation of Chinese character version of your marks, it is useful to develop Chinese character version of your company name and address, as these are often needed for use on official documents.