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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.
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.
Beaton Client Choice Awards 2023
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'. 2023 marks the seventh 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 six years, and the 'Niche Firm Leader' award prior to this.
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS 2023MIP IP STARS acknowledged FB Rice as a Tier 1 firm for patent prosecution and a Tier 2 firm for trade mark prosecution in 2023. Rachel Hooke, Connie Merlino, Michael Seifried, Paul Whenman and Matt Adams are recognised as IP STARS 2023. Connie Merlino is named in the Top 250 Women in IP Worldwide 2023. Beata Khaidurova, Lee Miles, Lisa Neilson and Alana Hannah are recognised as Rising Stars 2023. Jenny Petering, Cameron Smith and Dawid Prozesky are listed as Notable Practitioners.
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.
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2023
FB Rice is acknowledged with a Gold Tier recommendation for Patent Prosecution in the 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000. Ian Rourke was recognised on the IAM Prosecution Highly recommended list. Managing Partner Brett Lunn, Jeremy Dobbin, Steve Gledhill, Rachel Hooke, Karin Innes, Madeleine Kelly, John Landells, Patrick McManamny, Connie Merlino and Jenny Petering were recognised on the IAM Prosecution Recommended list.
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2023
FB Rice was acknowledged with a Gold recommendation in World Trademark Review 2023. Additionally, Michael Seifried, Sarah Dixon, Lara Gun and Lisa Neilson were individually acknowledged for their trade mark expertise. WTR stated “FB Rice is always at the top of the game. Their advice and recommendations are always considered, thoughtful, creative and practical."
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.