Patent & Trade Mark
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Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"Many Australian businesses look to China as offering opportunities for business growth both in China and globally. China is recognised as a complex and challenging market, however businesses trading successfully with China tend to be more competitive both domestically and in the international market in response to those learnings."
"Many Australian businesses look to China as offering opportunities for business growth both in China and globally. China is recognised as a complex and challenging market, however businesses trading successfully with China tend to be more competitive both domestically and in the international market in response to those learnings."
Descriptive trade marks: can David, Goliath and all their mates now use “community bank”?
In rectification proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia recently allowed cancellation of a registration for “COMMUNITY BANK” under s88 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 on the basis that it was entirely descriptive of banking services.
In rectification proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia recently allowed cancellation of a registration for “COMMUNITY BANK” under s88 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 on the basis that it was entirely descriptive of banking services.
29 May 2019
Joanne Martin recognised once again in MIP World Top 250 list
For the fourth year in a row, Trade Marks partner Joanne Martin has been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) in the IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP 2019.
For the fourth year in a row, Trade Marks partner Joanne Martin has been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) in the IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP 2019.
Dae Woong Oh

Associate

Dae Woong Oh
Dae Woong Oh is a qualified Australian and Korean patent attorney with extensive experience in the field of patent searching and analysis. Dae regularly works with FB Rice attorneys conducting business with Korean firms, as well as providing valuable cultural insight into managing intellectual property issues in the Korean system.
Dae Woong Oh is a qualified Australian and Korean patent attorney with extensive experience in the field of patent searching and analysis. Dae regularly works with FB Rice attorneys conducting business with Korean firms, as well as providing valuable cultural insight into managing intellectual property issues in the Korean system.
04 October 2018
World Trade Organization upholds Australia's tobacco plain packaging legislation
On 28 June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel handed down its decision finding that Australia’s legislation requiring tobacco products be sold in plain packaging does not violate its trade obligations. The WTO panel found the legislation contributed to Australia’s objective of improving public health by reducing the use of, and exposure to, tobacco products and to be an integral part of Australia’s comprehensive tobacco control policies.
On 28 June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel handed down its decision finding that Australia’s legislation requiring tobacco products be sold in plain packaging does not violate its trade obligations. The WTO panel found the legislation contributed to Australia’s objective of improving public health by reducing the use of, and exposure to, tobacco products and to be an integral part of Australia’s comprehensive tobacco control policies.
New Zealand to introduce a one-year grace period
New Zealand looks set to introduce a new one-year grace period into the Patents Act 2013 after ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on 25 October 2018.
New Zealand looks set to introduce a new one-year grace period into the Patents Act 2013 after ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on 25 October 2018.