Michael Buck IP proudly announces new Principal

Michael Buck IP has bolstered its leadership team by promoting trade marks attorney Geraldine Rimmer to Principal.  

Geraldine has been an attorney for 20 years. She began her career as a solicitor completing an Articles of Clerkship at a general practice law firm and then went on to specialise in trade marks.  

Geraldine joined MBIP in November 2017 and has recently been working on some significant trade mark cases including settling 5 enforcement cases for client Cork & Chroma.  

Geraldine is experienced in contentious areas such as oppositions and dispute resolution and handling Hearings before the Australian Trade Marks Office. She has been individually ranked in the World Trademark Review’s WTR1000,  as a recommended individual for Trade Mark Prosecution & Strategy in Australia for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) . 

Along with her practice Geraldine also enjoys teaching in the legal arena at Griffith University. 

The Trade Marks department is really starting to reap the rewards of the hard work that Geraldine has put in to continuing the growth of the practice and strengthening its connections in South East Queensland.  

Principals and Directors Michael Buck and Andy Mukherji both agree that Geraldine stands out not only for her legal skill but also her ability to make clients feel assured and at ease with the IP process.  

Michael Buck said, “Geraldine’s a talented, creative team player and a fearsome trade mark attorney.  I’ve always been struck by how deeply she cares about her clients and also her colleagues. She brings a cheerful energy and enthusiasm to the workplace and a calm tenacity to maximizing her client’s position.  The firm is all the stronger for her becoming a Principal.” 


Geraldine Rimmer
Geraldine Rimmer, newly appointed Principal