Patent & Trade Mark
Lisa Neilson
Lisa Neilson

Level 23, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel +61 2 8231 1004
Fax +61 2 8231 1099
Recent Publications
07 Sep 2016
With Europe’s tobacco-products legislation moving forward, Lisa Neilson reviews the lessons learned from Australia’s earlier action.

16 Jun 2016
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.

16 Sep 2014
You are likely to receive unsolicited requests offering trade mark publication, renewal or watching services –a list of the most common companies is set out below. These companies are in no way connected with our firm, our renewals service provider CPA Global or IP Australia and the services offered may be bogus, or for unnecessary services or at inflated charges. Whilst some of these companies are legitimate organisations which will attend to the actions offered, others are unlikely to, despite payment of fees.

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.

  • 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

Industry Focus

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

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
  • Committee Member of the INTA Bulletins Committee for Law and Practice for 2018-2019