MBIP has once again been announced a winner in the 20th Annual Beaton Client Choice Awards as Best Specialist IP & Related Services Firm (<$20m revenue)! We are ecstatic with this result, marking our 5th year as winners in this category.

The Client Choice Awards bring us particular pride as the entrants from across Australia & New Zealand are judged and compared based upon a survey completed by our own clients. Participating in this survey also provides us the opportunity to receive feedback and ensure we are still serving current clients to the highest standard and observe areas in which we can improve.

This year 250 firms from across Australia and New Zealand submitted to Beaton for benchmarking. Over 16,000 individual client ratings were analysed to determine the best firms in each category. 

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

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BRONZE – Individuals: prosecution and strategy Geraldine Rimmer, Principal

Geraldine Rimmer has been awarded in the bronze category for the World Trademark Review 1000 2024.
This marks the 5th year that she has been ranked in these prestigious awards. This ranking acknowledges the way that Geraldine consistently “makes light work of brand protection strategies and always serves the best interests of patrons”.

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.

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. 

Andy Mukherji, Principal has once been recognised by IAM, this time in their Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2024. Andy was selected as one of the top experts in the IP world, acknowledging the strategic nature to which he approaches intellectual property and the incredible value he delivers to clients.


Phil Jeffrey, Senior Counsel has also been ranked in the Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2024 list. We’re delighted that our growing team consists of first-class practitioners and leaders. 

IAM’s full-time research team undertakes an exhaustive process to compile the Strategy 300 annual list, gathering thousands of external nominations.

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 ongoing positive feedback.


We’re pleased to have recently been listed as a Notable Firm in 𝗜𝗣 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗦  ‘Trade Mark – patent & trade mark attorney firms’. See our firm rankings here.


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. The research for these rankings is conducted by a team of analysts using information collected through multiple channels, including from IP firms and practitioners through surveys and interviews and public information from IP offices. MBIP is proud to have been chosen to be included in the ranking through this meticulous research

We’re pleased to have had our firm recently listed in Tier 2 for top Australian firms for both Trademark Prosecution and Patent Prosecution categories in Asia IP’s annual rankings

Asia IP is published by the Apex Asia Media Group. Their annual jurisdiction rankings provides a guide to leading firms across Asia and the Pacific.