Beaton Client Choice Awards 2024

FB Rice has been awarded ‘Best Specialist IP and Related Services Firm’, 'Best CX Firm: Specialist IP & Related Services', and 'Most Innovative Specialist IP & Related Services Firm'. 2024 marks the eighth year in a row we have won at the Client Choice Awards, having received the Best Specialist IP and Related Services Firm award consecutively for the last seven years, and the 'Niche Firm Leader' award prior to this.

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS 2024

MIP IP STARS acknowledged FB Rice as a Tier 1 firm for patent prosecution and a Tier 2 firm for trade mark prosecution in 2024. Rachel Hooke, Connie Merlino, Michael Seifried, Paul Whenman and Matt Adams are recognised as IP STARS 2024. Connie Merlino is named in the Top 250 Women in IP Worldwide 2024. Beata Khaidurova, Lee Miles and Alana Hannah are recognised as Rising Stars 2023. Jenny Petering and Cameron Smith are listed as Notable Practitioners. The Rising Stars for 2024 are yet to be announced.

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2024

FB Rice was acknowledged with a Gold recommendation in World Trademark Review 2024. Additionally, Michael Seifried, Sarah Dixon and Lara Gun were individually acknowledged for their trade mark expertise. WTR stated that FB Rice, "has firmly established itself as a gold-standard IP boutique and go-to choice for strategically savvy, made-to-measure advice."

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2024

FB Rice is acknowledged with a Gold Tier recommendation for Patent Prosecution in the 2024 edition of IAM Patent 1000. Managing Partner Brett Lunn, Ian Rourke, Jeremy Dobbin, Steve Gledhill, Rachel Hooke, Karin Innes, Madeleine Kelly, John Landells, Patrick McManamny, Connie Merlino, Jenny Petering and Matt Adams are recognised on the individual patent prosecution list.

IAM Global Leaders 2024

Ian Rourke (AU) and Matt Adams (NZ) were recognised in the IAM Global Leaders list for 2024. To be eligible for this prestigious recognition, individuals must first be acknowledged in the IAM Patent 1000 publication, which identifies the world’s top patent professionals. In a testament to their expertise, a total of 18 patent experts were recommended from Australia, and 11 from New Zealand, underscoring the significance of Rourke's and Adams' inclusion in the Global Leaders list.

The Global IP Awards 2023 - presented by IAM and WTR

FB Rice was awarded 'Trademark Attorney Firm of the Year' for Australia at the esteemed Global IP Awards. The annual awards select winners based on a wide range of criteria relating to excellence, achievement, and market reputation; compiled on the basis of extensive research done for the IAM and World Trademark Review research.

Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards 2023

FB Rice won the Australian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year at the Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards 2023. We were also proud to be shortlisted for Trans-Tasman IP Firm of the Year, Trademark Firm of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms). Michael Seifried was also shortlisted as Practitioner of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) in Australia. These awards recognise remarkable achievements and developments during the past year throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Managing IP awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the world. Now in its 18th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions.

Asia IP Profiles 2023

FB Rice has once again been ranked Tier 1 for Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution in the 2023 Asia IP Surveys. This recognition is a testament to our fantastic team, and of course our clients – thank you to all involved.


Our recent award recognition

Our previous award mentions

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS

Beaton Client Choice Awards

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000

IAM Global Leaders

The Global IP Awards - presented by IAM and WTR

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards

Asia IP