Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
We are
Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
Working with clients in
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.

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.
Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"Many Australian businesses look to China as offering opportunities for business growth both in China and globally. China is recognised as a complex and challenging market, however businesses trading successfully with China tend to be more competitive both domestically and in the international market in response to those learnings."
"Many Australian businesses look to China as offering opportunities for business growth both in China and globally. China is recognised as a complex and challenging market, however businesses trading successfully with China tend to be more competitive both domestically and in the international market in response to those learnings."
The holes in whole of contents
Although the whole of contents law for these jurisdictions derives from European law, in practice, there are significant differences in application. Such differences mandate a careful analysis of any factual situation to ensure an accurate assessment is made rather than assuming that whole of contents is always treated uniformly.
Although the whole of contents law for these jurisdictions derives from European law, in practice, there are significant differences in application. Such differences mandate a careful analysis of any factual situation to ensure an accurate assessment is made rather than assuming that whole of contents is always treated uniformly.
23 July 2019
FB Rice MIP IP Stars 2019 Australia
FB Rice is delighted that no fewer than six of our attorneys have been designated IP Stars for Australia in the 2019 edition of IP STARS. This special recognition is awarded to the top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
FB Rice is delighted that no fewer than six of our attorneys have been designated IP Stars for Australia in the 2019 edition of IP STARS. This special recognition is awarded to the top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
Rowena Wilson

Patent Attorney

Rowena Wilson

Rowena Wilson is a patent attorney in FB Rice's ICT team. She holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) with first class honours from the University of Queensland. Rowena has extensive experience as a hardware and software engineer, developing and protecting intellectual property within R&D organisations. This experience enables her to assist clients to identify, protect and defend their IP. Rowena is based in FB Rice's Brisbane office. 

Rowena Wilson is a patent attorney in FB Rice's ICT team. She holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) with first class honours from the University of Queensland. Rowena has extensive experience as a hardware and software engineer, developing and protecting intellectual property within R&D organisations. This experience enables her to assist clients to identify, protect and defend their IP. Rowena is based in FB Rice's Brisbane office. 

08 August 2019
2019 EMDG applications now open
For those involved in developing export markets, the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) can provide a reimbursement of up to 50% on eligible expenditure. Importantly for FB Rice clients, this includes Overseas IP related costs including patent and trademark registration, up to a maximum of $50,000.
For those involved in developing export markets, the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) can provide a reimbursement of up to 50% on eligible expenditure. Importantly for FB Rice clients, this includes Overseas IP related costs including patent and trademark registration, up to a maximum of $50,000.
The Australian 25 Year Patent
Since 1998, Australia has had an extension of patent term (EoT) regime that allows for an extension of term of up to 5 years for pharmaceutical patents. This means that a patent may have a maximum 25 year term.
Since 1998, Australia has had an extension of patent term (EoT) regime that allows for an extension of term of up to 5 years for pharmaceutical patents. This means that a patent may have a maximum 25 year term.