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.

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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.
Brett Lunn

Managing Partner

Brett Lunn
"As their interests have expanded in the Asia-Pacific region, our clients have increasingly tapped in to our broad and deep understanding of the IP regimes in that region. While it has always been a priority at FB Rice to provide our clients with a service that is technically excellent, we also continue to help them to navigate the diverse jurisdictions and cultures that make up the Asia Pacific region."
"As their interests have expanded in the Asia-Pacific region, our clients have increasingly tapped in to our broad and deep understanding of the IP regimes in that region. While it has always been a priority at FB Rice to provide our clients with a service that is technically excellent, we also continue to help them to navigate the diverse jurisdictions and cultures that make up the Asia Pacific region."
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.
12 February 2018
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018
We are thrilled that the 2018 edition of WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals has acknowledged Partner Joanne Martin and Senior Associate Michael Seifried for their expertise in Trade Marks.
We are thrilled that the 2018 edition of WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals has acknowledged Partner Joanne Martin and Senior Associate Michael Seifried for their expertise in Trade Marks.
Cameron Smith

Senior Associate

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is a senior associate in our Melbourne Biotechnology team and a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney. Named as a MIP Rising Star in 2019, Cameron has extensive experience in managing international patent portfolios in the Biotechnology space. Regular counsel is provided to clients in relation to strategic planning, due diligence and patentability advice with clients ranging from publicly listed biotechnology companies to smaller ‘start-up’ companies and university commercialisation teams. Counsel is primarily sought after in relation to diagnostics and biological therapeutics such as antibodies and stem cells. 

Cameron Smith is a senior associate in our Melbourne Biotechnology team and a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney. Named as a MIP Rising Star in 2019, Cameron has extensive experience in managing international patent portfolios in the Biotechnology space. Regular counsel is provided to clients in relation to strategic planning, due diligence and patentability advice with clients ranging from publicly listed biotechnology companies to smaller ‘start-up’ companies and university commercialisation teams. Counsel is primarily sought after in relation to diagnostics and biological therapeutics such as antibodies and stem cells. 

22 May 2019
The Repair Defence against infringement of registered designs
Design owners having registered designs covering spare parts of products such as motor vehicles may face difficulties in enforcing their rights here in Australia. This is because of the repair defence provisions included in the Australian Designs Act 2003. However, suppliers of aftermarket parts can benefit from these provisions.
Design owners having registered designs covering spare parts of products such as motor vehicles may face difficulties in enforcing their rights here in Australia. This is because of the repair defence provisions included in the Australian Designs Act 2003. However, suppliers of aftermarket parts can benefit from these provisions.
New Zealand to introduce a one-year grace period
New Zealand looks set to introduce a new one-year grace period into the Patents Act 2013 after ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on 25 October 2018.
New Zealand looks set to introduce a new one-year grace period into the Patents Act 2013 after ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on 25 October 2018.