Geraldine is a Brisbane Trade Marks Attorney registered to practice in Australia and New Zealand and admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. She holds degrees in Law and Arts (English Analysis and Communications – 2000) from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Laws (Intellectual Property – 2006) from the University of Melbourne.
Geraldine’s experience as a trade mark practitioner commenced in 2001. Prior to joining Michael Buck IP, Geraldine worked for two well known Brisbane firms, where she gained over a decade of experience in trade mark law. Geraldine’s work has involved serving a diversity of clients including multinational corporations, wineries, cosmetic companies, car manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, medical appliance developers and also a variety of local businesses.
Preparing and progressing a trade mark application can often involve subtle issues that if ignored or not properly handled can reduce the value of the resulting registration. Geraldine specialises in the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications both in Australia and overseas to maximise the value of the resulting intellectual property right. Her work involves due diligence, trade mark searching, overcoming examination reports and also contentious areas such as oppositions and dispute resolution. Geraldine is experienced in handling Hearings before the Trade Marks Office and the supervision of trade marks portfolios of companies throughout Australia.
Geraldine enjoys working with innovative clients, assisting them with their branding strategies and general IP protection. She is also pleased to help accountants and lawyers who do not specialize in IP, assist their clients to secure the best possible IP protection and provide guidance on commercial strategies.