Who we are

Duncan Bucknell

IP Strategist, Lawyer, Patent Attorney,
(veterinarian, volunteer fire fighter, husband, father, etc)

L.L.B. (Hons), B.V.Sc. (Hons), B.Anim. Sc. (Hons), FIPTA,

Duncan is the firm’s founder – he spends his time working closely with clients.

Duncan’s work alongside clients spans the full range of our eight service categories.

When he’s not working, Duncan spends a lot of time with his family, working on the farm, volunteer firefighting, doing road trips, camping and general adventuring.

Contact Duncan

Email: duncan[at]duncanbucknell[dot]com
Phone: +61 (0) 427 003 423
Fax +61 (0) 3 8640 0843


Marie-Louise Mortimer

IP Analyst


Marie-Louise ensures that clients receive the best possible information to inform strategic IP decision-making.  Marie-Louise serves clients with patent and trade mark searching and monitoring services as well as online brand surveillance.  Marie-Louise also provides competitor IP landscape research along with in-depth commercial research for the firm’s strategic IP projects.

Marie-Louise has 12 years of experience working in research and knowledge management in the field of Intellectual Property.  Prior to her joining the firm in 2007, Marie-Louise worked for an Australian top tier law firm.

Marie-Louise is currently based in Johannesburg.  She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring beautiful Southern Africa.

 Contact Marie-Louise

Email: marie[at]duncanbucknell[dot]com
Fax: +61 (0) 3 8640 0843