WTR 1000 2021 described FB Rice as follows:

".....What “sets the firm apart from its competitors is its worldwide network, as well as the team’s experience, commercial awareness and responsiveness”. “The services are very reliable, and the fact that it is an independent firm run by its partners allows for a long-term view of client relationships.”

Michael Seifried, Joanne Martin and Lisa Neilson have also been individually acknowledged for their trade mark expertise as outlined below.

".....Under group leader Michael Seifried’s guidance, the trademark practice is growing rapidly, having seen a significant increase in contentious work over the past year. Patrons value Seifried for his “deep understanding of their trademark needs, his first-class advice with local and international knowledge, and his commercial astuteness. A very good lateral thinker, he helps businesses see the broader picture and breaks down complex issues into understandable pieces of information.” Satisfied customers “think of Michael and FB Rice as our partners in intellectual property”. “It is refreshing how his guidance on Australian law is not limited purely to the legal side of things but includes how Australian legal subtleties impact real-world market conditions.”
".....Joanne Martin “has a knack for understanding cases and predicting their outcome”. “Her flexibility and customer service is exceptional. She has no problem coming up with solutions or alternatives, and, if necessary, will work seven days straight to get a matter sorted.”
".....colleagues, including Lisa Neilson, are praised for being “very engaging, bright attorneys who not only have an excellent grasp of Australian IP law, but also think globally. Rather than focus only on obtaining a registration or positive result in their own country, they consider the implications worldwide.” “Lisa provides succinct, practical advice” with a strong “grasp of IP legislation and practices across multiple jurisdictions”.

We are delighted to receive such positive feedback from our clients and colleagues and are grateful to those who participated in the directory research process.