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IAM Global Leaders 2021

FB Rice has had two patent attorney partners recognised in the IAM Global Leaders list for 2021. Managing Partner and IP strategist Brett Lunn, along with engineering partner and IP strategist Madeleine Kelly have been recognised in the publication’s 2021 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.

Managing IP Asia Awards 2020

FB Rice has won the award for Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year at the Managing IP Asia Awards 2020. 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 15th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions.

Beaton Client Choice Awards 2020

FB Rice has been awarded ‘Best Specialist IP and Related Services Firm’ 2020 award for the third year running (previously named ‘Best IP Specialist’). This is the fourth year in a row we have won at the the Client Choice Awards – three for this award, and one for “Niche Firm Leader”. Additionally, Ian Rourke and Connie Merlino were named finalists in the most ‘Client-Focussed IP Practitioner’ category.
“As always, the awards are closely contested and justifiably recognise client-rated excellence in the professions. The fact that you are the winner in a field of other excellent finalists deserves to be widely celebrated with both your people and clients.” - George Beaton, Executive Chairman, Beaton Consulting

World Trademark Review 1000 2020

FB Rice was once again acknowledged as a leading firm. Additionally, Joanne Martin, Michael Seifried and Lisa Neilson were individually acknowledged for their trade mark expertise. WTR stated "In business for 70 years, the independent FB Rice has incredible depth and, most importantly, adds tremendous value. Effective communications ensure clients are ever up to date with the status of their files and creativity in problem solving means that few, if any, requests are impossible. The team is also a great corporate citizen that exemplifies a caring culture towards clients and employees.”

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.

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) acknowledged FB Rice as a Tier 1 firm for both patent prosecution and trade mark prosecution in 2020. Charles Berman, Rachel Hooke, Joanne Martin, Connie Merlino, Jenny Petering and Paul Whenman are recognised as IP Stars 2020/21. Joanne Martin is named an IP Star in the 2020 Top 250 Women in IP Worldwide. Beata Khaidurova, Lee Miles and Lisa Neilson are recognised as Rising Stars 2020/21. Brittany Howard and Cameron Smith have been acknowledged as Notable Practitioners.

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2020

FB Rice is recognised as a Highly Recommended firm for Patent Prosecution in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000. Furthermore, Managing Partner Brett Lunn, and 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.

Asia IP 2020

FB Rice has once again been ranked Tier 1 for Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution in the Asia IP Surveys for 2020. 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

Asia IP