Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
We are
Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
Working with clients in
Thanks to many years of global experience, FB Rice has a network of trusted advisors in all key jurisdictions. We turn to those advisors when assisting our clients to promote their interests.

For specific information on our Asia Pacific capability, click here.
One door to South East Asia
For a seamless service for filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications in South East Asia, click here.
John Landells

Partner

John Landells
"What drew me to FB Rice was the close collegial team environment and it being highly regarded as the best life sciences practice in Australia. This was endorsed by various patent attorneys throughout my professional network who were incredibly complimentary about the working environment, people and FB Rice firm as a whole."
"What drew me to FB Rice was the close collegial team environment and it being highly regarded as the best life sciences practice in Australia. This was endorsed by various patent attorneys throughout my professional network who were incredibly complimentary about the working environment, people and FB Rice firm as a whole."
Holes in Australian Swiss claims - plugged in 2020
For applicants it remains critical to ensure that properly formulated Swiss claims and MOT claims are included during the prosecution of a patent application.
For applicants it remains critical to ensure that properly formulated Swiss claims and MOT claims are included during the prosecution of a patent application.
22 May 2019
The Repair Defence against infringement of registered designs
Design owners having registered designs covering spare parts of products such as motor vehicles may face difficulties in enforcing their rights here in Australia. This is because of the repair defence provisions included in the Australian Designs Act 2003. However, suppliers of aftermarket parts can benefit from these provisions.
Design owners having registered designs covering spare parts of products such as motor vehicles may face difficulties in enforcing their rights here in Australia. This is because of the repair defence provisions included in the Australian Designs Act 2003. However, suppliers of aftermarket parts can benefit from these provisions.
David Lee

Senior Associate

David Lee
David is a senior associate in the Engineering group of our Sydney office and holds a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Masters in Industrial Property Law from the University of Technology, Sydney.
David is a senior associate in the Engineering group of our Sydney office and holds a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Masters in Industrial Property Law from the University of Technology, Sydney.
12 February 2018
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018
We are thrilled that the 2018 edition of WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals has acknowledged Partner Joanne Martin and Senior Associate Michael Seifried for their expertise in Trade Marks.
We are thrilled that the 2018 edition of WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals has acknowledged Partner Joanne Martin and Senior Associate Michael Seifried for their expertise in Trade Marks.
Patents of beauty
The words ‘beauty’ and ‘patents’ are rarely used together, unless you are talking to some passionate patent attorneys. Similarly, advertising the use of ‘chemistry’ or ‘chemicals’ in the manufacture of beauty products or cosmetics is rather unlikely. However, the three – chemistry, cosmetics and patents – constitute a successful formula that has been working for well over a century.
The words ‘beauty’ and ‘patents’ are rarely used together, unless you are talking to some passionate patent attorneys. Similarly, advertising the use of ‘chemistry’ or ‘chemicals’ in the manufacture of beauty products or cosmetics is rather unlikely. However, the three – chemistry, cosmetics and patents – constitute a successful formula that has been working for well over a century.