Recognition & Awards



WINNER 2022: beaton’s Best Specialist IP & Related Services Firm (<$20m revenue)

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For the third year in a row we have won the Best Specialist IP & Related Services Firm (<$20m revenue) category.



Here are some of the comments we received during the Client Choice Awards 2021 research process:


Michael Buck (IP) is highly recommended for their problem-solving approach. The more complex the file, the more we rely on Andy (Mukherji) and Michael Buck. The masterful command of Australian patent law and knowledge of Patent Prosecution Highway make them outstanding IP attorneys”.


“Responsive, domain knowledgeable, well priced compared to the larger consolidated IP firms. Went above and beyond on a number of occasions to meet our tight timeframes and provide fair advice that helps us to manage our strategic IP portfolio.”


WINNER 2020: beaton’s Best Specialist IP & Related Services Firm (<$20m revenue)


In 2020 Michael Buck IP was 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 15 years.  Over sixty of our clients took the time to complete Beaton’s comprehensive survey. 

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Here are some of the comments we received that went towards our firm winning the award:  


“Nothing is ever too hard for the team at MBIP and they are a very reliable partner. We have given MBIP some detailed patent applications with very short notice and they have always achieved the challenge and surpassed expectations.”

An Australian patent client


“Great people, very helpful, they go above and beyond to assist.”

A Brisbane based patent and trade marks client


“As a new consultancy it was hard to navigate the trademarking landscape. Our associate at MBIP helped us work out a best fit solution. Their advice was timely and helped us to determine the best path for our IP needs.”

A Brisbane based trade marks client


“Their service is swift, thorough and they are very pleasant to deal with all around.”

A Victorian patent client


“From the first telephone call they conveyed a very clear and professional approach towards my enquiry. This gave me complete confidence (having already contacted several other like businesses) to go forward with MBIP (Michael Buck). The work carried out by them was very extensive and thorough and completed on time. I look forward to continuing and building our business association with further project developments.”

A Queensland based patent client


“Made the process so easy and the guidance was extremely valuable.”

A Queensland based patent client

RANKED: Managing IP’s IP STARS 2022


Michael Buck, Principal has been recognised as a Patent Star in Managing IP’s 2022 IP Stars list which ranks the world’s leading IP law firms and practitioners. He has previously been ranked in the IP STARS 2020/21 guide. 


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IAM Patent 1000 benchmarks and identifies firms and individuals who specialise in major areas of patent law and practice


Michael Buck, Principal has been listed as a recommended individual: prosecution.


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.”


RANKED: World Trademark Review’s WTR1000 2022


BRONZE – Firms: prosecution and strategy


BRONZE – Individuals: prosecution and strategy Geraldine Rimmer


“Not all firms can handle both patent and trademark matters, which can be an issue. But Michael Buck IP is certainly up to the task.” 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. “I have absolutely zero complaints and believe that my decision to utilise Michael Buck IP was one of the best when choosing foreign counsel.” Another entity even considered Michael Buck IP as “the best IP firm I have used globally”. Its service is characterised by “the reliability, attention to detail and an understanding from the client’s perspective”. The one bringing out this level of excellence is Brisbane-based Geraldine Rimmer. Along with associate Kellie Jukkola, the pair deliver the very best brand protection schemes that easily match the established Sydney firms. Widely endorsed by her clientele, Rimmer is “a pleasure to work with and always pragmatic and constructive in her approach”.







RECOMMENDED: World Trademark Review’s WTR1000

In 2020 and again in 2021, Michael Buck IP was included on the World Trademark Review’s WTR1000 list of top Australian firms for trade mark prosecution and strategy.

Our Geraldine Rimmer, Senior Associate was ranked and recognised as a leading individual practitioner for trade mark prosecution and strategy for 2020 and 2021.


Great feedback from our clients:

“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.”

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