Patent & Trade Mark


Australia's intellectual property (IP) rights system is administered by IP Australia, whose vision is to have a world leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia.

For information on filing patents, trade marks and designs in Australia, please click here or contact Brett Lunn.

FB Rice has worked within that system for over 60 years and is now one of the most highly regarded independent firms working in Australia. The firm has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and from those offices manages work for a broad range of local and overseas clients.

For details of the locations of our Australian offices, please click here.

Brett Lunn
Managing Partner
As Managing Partner, Brett Lunn is guiding FB Rice in its drive to become the intellectual property (IP) adviser of choice for Australian and global companies. Rather than viewing IP in isolation, Brett is highly regarded for his ability to understand and advise on IP protection in the context of the client’s whole business strategy.
Brett is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney. He is based in our Sydney office, but spends a significant amount of time in both our Perth and Melbourne offices.
15 Mar 2018
FB Rice is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Best IP Specialist Firm at the Client Choice Awards held in Melbourne.

09 Mar 2018
From 5 April 2018, various amendments to the Patents Regulations 2014 come into effect in New Zealand to address a few unintended problems arising from the new Patents Act 2013 and its Regulations. Issues being fixed include addressing filing requirements around divisional claims and microorganism deposits.