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.
John Landells

Partner

John Landells
"A key strength about FB Rice is the people and our ability to collaborate so effectively between and within offices and technology groups to produce highly effective multidisciplinary teams capable of excelling in complex technology areas. Our attorneys really do view themselves as part of their client’s business teams committed to providing strategic and commercially focused IP advice as their trusted advisors both domestically and internationally."
"A key strength about FB Rice is the people and our ability to collaborate so effectively between and within offices and technology groups to produce highly effective multidisciplinary teams capable of excelling in complex technology areas. Our attorneys really do view themselves as part of their client’s business teams committed to providing strategic and commercially focused IP advice as their trusted advisors both domestically and internationally."
New Zealand: New Year brings changes to Trade Marks Act
The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect in New Zealand on January 13, 2020, introducing the key changes to the country’s Trade Marks Act 2002.
The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect in New Zealand on January 13, 2020, introducing the key changes to the country’s Trade Marks Act 2002.
18 January 2019
Evolving trade mark law and practice in China – optimising trade mark protection
For those planning to trade with China, whether to manufacture or sell branded products or provide services, it is essential to file for trade mark registration early.
For those planning to trade with China, whether to manufacture or sell branded products or provide services, it is essential to file for trade mark registration early.
Eddie Walker

Partner

Eddie Walker
As a partner in our Sydney Medical Technology team with over 15 years of experience in private patent practice, Eddie Walker focuses on providing his diverse and global client-base with pragmatic, well thought out advice, breaking down difficult concepts in a clear and concise manner. He does this with a strong international grounding in IP following qualification as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at FB Rice, and also as a UK and European patent attorney while working for a major firm in London.

 

As a partner in our Sydney Medical Technology team with over 15 years of experience in private patent practice, Eddie Walker focuses on providing his diverse and global client-base with pragmatic, well thought out advice, breaking down difficult concepts in a clear and concise manner. He does this with a strong international grounding in IP following qualification as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at FB Rice, and also as a UK and European patent attorney while working for a major firm in London.

 

19 March 2020
FB Rice win at the AFR’s 2020 Client Choice Awards
Despite the 2020 Gala Dinner for the Beaton Client Choice Awards being postponed due to the understandable health concerns around Coronavirus, this morning the winners were published on the Client Choice Awards website. A big congratulations to all the successful recipients and nominees. Here at FB Rice, we are so pleased to receive the award for ‘Best Specialist IP and Related Services Firm’.
Despite the 2020 Gala Dinner for the Beaton Client Choice Awards being postponed due to the understandable health concerns around Coronavirus, this morning the winners were published on the Client Choice Awards website. A big congratulations to all the successful recipients and nominees. Here at FB Rice, we are so pleased to receive the award for ‘Best Specialist IP and Related Services Firm’.
Plugging the Holes: Swiss Claims in Australia
Switzerland is famous for its cheeses, particularly Emmental, a cheese characterised by its holes as much as its taste. Although not quite equally famous, Switzerland was also responsible for the creation of the so-called Swiss form of patent claim. This claim was formulated to overcome the problem of validly claiming methods of treatment of humans and animals.
Switzerland is famous for its cheeses, particularly Emmental, a cheese characterised by its holes as much as its taste. Although not quite equally famous, Switzerland was also responsible for the creation of the so-called Swiss form of patent claim. This claim was formulated to overcome the problem of validly claiming methods of treatment of humans and animals.