Lisa is a Trade Marks Associate in our Sydney office and joined the firm in 2009. Lisa’s practice covers all aspects of trade mark registration, protection and enforcement in Australia and New Zealand including prosecution, oppositions and non-use removal actions. Lisa has extensive experience managing global trade mark portfolios, advising on local and global filing strategies and with all aspects of the Madrid System for the International Registration of trade marks. She also advises clients on brand adoption and use including trade mark clearance searches.
Managing Intellectual Property’s well respected IP Stars 2018 survey included the following client commendations:
"Lisa has been integral to achieving our company's complex trade mark goals over the past 18 months.";
while a “…rival notes: "She [Neilson] is to the point and gets down to the issue at hand.".
Lisa acts for a wide range of local and international clients across a broad range of industries including pharmaceuticals, wine, cosmetics and personal care, ICT, IT services, food and beverages, medical technology and fashion. She also contributes to the firm’s pro bono program for not-for-profit and charitable organisations.
Prior to joining FB Rice, she had over 10 years’ experience in the brand protection profession as a Trade Marks Administrator and Paralegal, and had worked both in Australia and the UK.
Lisa is a registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney and is part of our Trade Marks group ranked Tier 1 for trade mark prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars survey.