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.
Brett Lunn

Managing Partner

Brett Lunn
"The partners of FB Rice are committed to seeing the firm remain wholly owned by the partners of the firm. FB Rice is not a subsidiary of a listed entity that also owns other firm brands and does not have external shareholders with no knowledge of our industry. Our key areas of focus are to develop a firm that is the best patent and trade mark attorney firm in Australia to work for and also to provide the best possible service to our clients, with both of these goals unimpeded by external shareholders."
"The partners of FB Rice are committed to seeing the firm remain wholly owned by the partners of the firm. FB Rice is not a subsidiary of a listed entity that also owns other firm brands and does not have external shareholders with no knowledge of our industry. Our key areas of focus are to develop a firm that is the best patent and trade mark attorney firm in Australia to work for and also to provide the best possible service to our clients, with both of these goals unimpeded by external shareholders."
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.
28 May 2019
FB Rice retains top tier rankings in MIP IP STARS 2019
FB Rice is pleased to announce that the firm has retained its Tier 1 Australian ranking in the 2019 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS survey for both Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution.
FB Rice is pleased to announce that the firm has retained its Tier 1 Australian ranking in the 2019 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS survey for both Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution.
John Landells

Partner

John Landells
John Landells is a partner in the Melbourne Chemistry team. John is a registered Patent Attorney and Legal Practitioner in Australia and New Zealand. He is also an elected councillor of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (IPTA) of Australia. John has also been recognised in Intellectual Asset Management’s World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2019.
 
 
John Landells is a partner in the Melbourne Chemistry team. John is a registered Patent Attorney and Legal Practitioner in Australia and New Zealand. He is also an elected councillor of the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (IPTA) of Australia. John has also been recognised in Intellectual Asset Management’s World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2019.
 
 
20 November 2019
FB Rice Adelaide Networking Event
FB Rice was excited to host a small networking event with our Adelaide contacts and clients, at Prohibition Liquor Co. Guests enjoyed a unique gin experience, both interactive and educational. A tasting flight and masterclass demonstrated ways to build a variety of G&T’s – all with their very own gins produced, bottled and distributed on site!
FB Rice was excited to host a small networking event with our Adelaide contacts and clients, at Prohibition Liquor Co. Guests enjoyed a unique gin experience, both interactive and educational. A tasting flight and masterclass demonstrated ways to build a variety of G&T’s – all with their very own gins produced, bottled and distributed on site!
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.