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 all key jurisdictions. We turn to those advisors when assisting our clients to promote their interests.

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Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"The China market continues to grow and innovate, and an important step for any commercial entity is to ensure that their trade marks are protected there. Trade Marks are a key tool that should underpin every organisation's assets, no matter their size or business strategy."
"The China market continues to grow and innovate, and an important step for any commercial entity is to ensure that their trade marks are protected there. Trade Marks are a key tool that should underpin every organisation's assets, no matter their size or business strategy."
Descriptive trade marks: can David, Goliath and all their mates now use “community bank”?
In rectification proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia recently allowed cancellation of a registration for “COMMUNITY BANK” under s88 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 on the basis that it was entirely descriptive of banking services.
In rectification proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia recently allowed cancellation of a registration for “COMMUNITY BANK” under s88 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 on the basis that it was entirely descriptive of banking services.
30 November 2018
Alan Lee “green entrepreneur” and founder of Singapore-based company Elmich makes international headlines
FB Rice congratulates Alan Lee and Elmich on two significant points of international recognition for the Singapore-based SME. Elmich which operates with offices in Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the United States, recently gained international recognition in laying the foundation for a more sustainable ecosystem; a leading provider of state-of-the-art and ecologically-minded urban landscaping, drainage, and storm water management solutions.
FB Rice congratulates Alan Lee and Elmich on two significant points of international recognition for the Singapore-based SME. Elmich which operates with offices in Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the United States, recently gained international recognition in laying the foundation for a more sustainable ecosystem; a leading provider of state-of-the-art and ecologically-minded urban landscaping, drainage, and storm water management solutions.
Brett Lunn

Managing Partner

Brett Lunn

Brett Lunn is managing partner of FB Rice, and one of Australia’s most experienced and pragmatic intellectual property (IP) specialists. Having moved largely to an advisory capacity in recent years, Brett specialises in providing strategic advice in the corporate sphere, advising a range of businesses from corporations and SMEs to start-ups and research institutions.  Brett has been recognised in Intellectual Asset Management’s World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, as boasting technical knowledge far broader than his polymer physics training would suggest. He has also been endorsed in the 2019 IAM Prosecution recommended list.


 

Brett Lunn is managing partner of FB Rice, and one of Australia’s most experienced and pragmatic intellectual property (IP) specialists. Having moved largely to an advisory capacity in recent years, Brett specialises in providing strategic advice in the corporate sphere, advising a range of businesses from corporations and SMEs to start-ups and research institutions.  Brett has been recognised in Intellectual Asset Management’s World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, as boasting technical knowledge far broader than his polymer physics training would suggest. He has also been endorsed in the 2019 IAM Prosecution recommended list.


 

24 October 2019
IP rights for designers, in a nutshell
If you are a successful designer, you are paid to generate ideas. Intellectual property (IP) rights exist to protect the expression of ideas. IP is therefore closely linked to the value of design, allowing control of the ideas which drive design business.
If you are a successful designer, you are paid to generate ideas. Intellectual property (IP) rights exist to protect the expression of ideas. IP is therefore closely linked to the value of design, allowing control of the ideas which drive design business.
Patents of beauty
The words ‘beauty’ and ‘patents’ are rarely used together, unless you are talking to some passionate patent attorneys. Similarly, advertising the use of ‘chemistry’ or ‘chemicals’ in the manufacture of beauty products or cosmetics is rather unlikely. However, the three – chemistry, cosmetics and patents – constitute a successful formula that has been working for well over a century.
The words ‘beauty’ and ‘patents’ are rarely used together, unless you are talking to some passionate patent attorneys. Similarly, advertising the use of ‘chemistry’ or ‘chemicals’ in the manufacture of beauty products or cosmetics is rather unlikely. However, the three – chemistry, cosmetics and patents – constitute a successful formula that has been working for well over a century.