Patent & Trade Mark
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05 Dec 2016
FB Rice are excited to be partnering with West Tech Fest and the OzApp Awards during Innovation Week in Western Australia. In its fifth year, the festival celebrates innovation, investment and entrepreneurship in WA. Read more

01 Dec 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. Read more

01 Dec 2016
Kate Mahady, Director R&D Tax Consulting, is looking forward to attending the 2016 Global Business Camps conference on the Tweed Coast next week. Read more

21 Nov 2016
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.Read more

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Our philosophy says that there is more to fulfilling our clients' needs than the advice that they receive directly from us. It is important to us to help educate clients and to help them to stay abreast of developments in intellectual property. For this reason we offer 'Library Resources' which includes tools such as patent and trade mark 'Q&A', flow charts which outline patent processes and a variety of fact sheets.

Useful Links


Government Websites

IP Australia - Australian Patent Office
IPONZ - New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation

Associated Organisations

AIPLA - American Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPF - Association of Intellectual Property Firms
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organisation
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA - International Trademark Association
IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
RACI - Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Our People
Senior Associate

Michael is a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney and intellectual property lawyer.  His experience acting for clients from small and medium enterprises to large publicly listed companies in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, means that Michael understands the need for a commercially oriented approach.