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Beaton Client Choice Awards 2022

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'. 2022 marks the sixth 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 five years, and the 'Niche Firm Leader' award prior to this.

Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards 2022

FB Rice has won the 'Australian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year', and 'New Zealand Impact Case of the Year' at the Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards 2022. 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 17th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS 2022

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) acknowledged FB Rice as a Tier 1 firm for trade mark prosecution and patent prosecution in 2022. Rachel Hooke, Joanne Martin, Connie Merlino, Jenny Petering and Paul Whenman are recognised as IP Stars 2022. Connie Merlino is named in the Top 250 Women in IP Worldwide 2022. Beata Khaidurova, Lee Miles and Lisa Neilson are recognised as 2021 Rising Stars, with the 2022 Rising Stars to be announced in September 2022.

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2021

FB Rice is recognised as a Highly Recommended firm for Patent Prosecution in the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000. Furthermore, Managing Partner Brett Lunn, Jeremy Dobbin, Rachel Hooke, Madeleine Kelly, John Landells, Connie Merlino, Ian Rourke, Jenny Petering and Karin Innes were also recognised on the IAM Prosecution recommended list.

IAM Global Leaders 2022

FB Rice has had two patent attorney partners recognised in the IAM Global Leaders list for 2022. Managing Partner and IP strategist Brett Lunn, along with engineering partner and IP strategist Madeleine Kelly have been recognised in the publication’s 2022 list. In order to qualify for inclusion in IAM Global Leaders, individuals must first be recognised in the IAM Patent 1000 publication. A total of 15 patent experts were recommended in Australia. Brett Lunn was also listed in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list 2021, along with Paul Whenman and Jenny Petering.

World Trademark Review 1000 2022

FB Rice was acknowledged with a Gold recommendation in WTR's 2022 trade mark rankings. Additionally, Joanne Martin, Michael Seifried, Lara Gun and Lisa Neilson were individually acknowledged for their trade mark expertise. WTR stated "The professionals at FB Rice offer thoughtful, creative and practical counsel and solve problems with business, not just theory, in mind. They invest time to fully understand your needs and are extremely client-oriented.”

The Global IP Awards presented by IAM and WTR

FB Rice has been named as the Australian 'Patent Attorney Firm of the Year' at the Global IP Awards 2020, for the second year in a row. These awards, presented by IAM and World Trade Mark Review (WTR), recognise outstanding achievement in IP litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2019.

Asia IP

FB Rice has once again been ranked Tier 1 for Patent Prosecution 2020, and Trade Mark Prosecution 2021 in the 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

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Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS

Beaton Client Choice Awards

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000

The Global IP Awards - presented by IAM and WTR

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards

Asia IP