For the fourth year in a row, Michael Buck IP has been named the winner of the coveted Beaton Research + Consulting Client Choice Award in the category for boutique intellectual property firms. Beaton Research + Consulting is a highly regarded firm based in Melbourne which has run the awards for 18 years.

This year 276 firms from across Australia and New Zealand submitted to Beaton for benchmarking. A total of 17,413 individual client ratings were analysed to determine the best firms in each category. 

Here are some of the comments we received during the research process over the past 4 years:

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We’re elated to announce that Andy Mukherji, Principal has been named as a leading IP Strategist in the 2023 edition of the IAM Strategy 300.

This annual research project identifies individuals in the IP industry who are “leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios”.

Congratulations Andy on receiving this well-deserved recognition for outstanding intellectual property strategy in your practice and for your clients. 

We are proud to announce that our team has once again been recognised in the IAM 1000 2023 as a top Australian IP firm for our Patent Prosecution excellence.

As well as our Bronze firm ranking, congratulations to Michael Buck and Andy Mukherji who have also once again been individually recommended and ranked as leading patent attorneys in Australia.

Thank you to our clients, colleagues, and associates for their positive feedback.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 1000 𝙛𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙢𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 ‘𝙜𝙤-𝙩𝙤’ 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙-𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙚.


We are very proud that our firm has been recognised by IAM as a top Australian IP firm for Patent Prosecution (Bronze Level) in their 2022 Patent 1000 rankings.

The IAM Patent 1000 shines a spotlight on the world’s leading patent professionals; the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the area of patent law. This ranking reflects our competitiveness in the field and the high praise gratefully received from our clients, colleagues, and associates. 

In addition to our firm ranking, we are extremely pleased that two of our attorneys have been recognised as leading patent attorneys in Australia. Along with Andy Mukherji, who has been ranked as a recommended individual, Michael Buck has again been ranked as a recommended individual for the second year in a row.

Congratulations to Michael and Andy for their individual rankings.

Michael Buck, Principal has was listed as a recommended individual: prosecution in the IAM 1000 2021. According to feedback from clients to the publication, Michael Buck’s “attention to detail gives clients the peace of mind that he isn’t rushing anything. He always asks a lot of questions for each patent application. His temperament is perfect for his role – calm, organised, methodical and a good communicator.”


BRONZE – Firms: prosecution and strategy

Michael Buck IP has once again been included on the World Trademark Review’s WTR1000 list of top Australian firms for trade mark prosecution and strategy.

BRONZE – Individuals: prosecution and strategy Geraldine Rimmer, Principal

“The highly skilful attorneys at Michael Buck IP wield both trademark and patent expertise, helping service users to navigate the vast and convoluted domain of Australian IP law. Its trademark practice has always offered outstanding advice and outcomes to patrons and overseas attorneys. Brisbane-based Geraldine Rimmer deserves recognition for pacing the trademark group to this level of excellence. An astute and experienced operator, she makes light work of brand protection strategies and always serves the best interests of the clients. ”  This is Geraldine’s 4th consecutive year as a recommended individual. 

What our clients say:

Armed with broad and deep experience in Australia and internationally, the firm effectively navigates clients through trademark issues to provide substantial value add. The timely and practical advice is also easy to comprehend. Geraldine Rimmer is astute and trustworthy and offers same-day turnaround on enquiries.



Mbiprisingstar2023 We are very pleased to have been included in Managing IP’s 2023 𝗜𝗣 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗺𝘀 (in Australia) for both ‘Patent Prosecution’ and ‘Trade Mark – patent & trade mark attorney firms’ categories. See our firm rankings here.

In addition, two of our attorneys have been recognised individually this year by Managing IP in their 2023 IP Stars list.

Firstly, big congratulations to Caleb Maher who has been named a Rising Star 2023.

Michael Buck, Principal, has once again been recognised as a Patent Star. This is the third time our founder has been acknowledged for his outstanding work as an Australian patent practitioner. Mbipstar2023

Managing IP ranks the world’s leading IP law firms and practitioners.