Patent & Trade Mark
Level 23, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel +61 2 8231 1004
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Lisa Neilson – Senior Associate
Lisa Neilson is a trade marks senior associate in our Sydney office who 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.
Full Bio

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.".

World Trademark Review has once again acknowledged FB Rice as a leading firm in its 2020 rankings with Lisa also being individually acknowledged for her trade mark expertise. WTR 1000 2020 described the firm as follows:

“…..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.”
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.
Education & Industry Expertise


  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law from the University of Technology, Sydney

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Trade mark portfolio management and global filing strategies
  • Clearance searches
  • Trade mark prosecution
  • Trade mark oppositions

Advisory Areas

  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Wine
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Food and beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fashion and apparel

Industry Focus

  • Trade Marks
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • Member of International Trade Marks Association (INTA)
  • Member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Member of Marques - The Association of European Trade Mark Owners
  • Co-Chair Asia-Pacific Subcommittee - INTA Bulletins Committee 2020-2021