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
"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.
29 March 2019
FB Rice and Steve Gledhill win at Australian Financial Review’s Client Choice Awards
Wednesday 27th March 2019 marked a memorable evening for FB Rice; a group of staff were thrilled to attend the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Client Choice Awards in Melbourne. These awards recognise the services provided by professional service firms, like lawyers, accountants, consulting engineers and patent attorneys. Research is independently conducted by Beaton, and is the only client-voted professional services awards in the world.
Wednesday 27th March 2019 marked a memorable evening for FB Rice; a group of staff were thrilled to attend the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Client Choice Awards in Melbourne. These awards recognise the services provided by professional service firms, like lawyers, accountants, consulting engineers and patent attorneys. Research is independently conducted by Beaton, and is the only client-voted professional services awards in the world.
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.

 

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.
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.