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Ian Drew

Managing Principal
Trade Mark Attorney

Melbourne, Australia

Areas of Expertise/Sector

Trade MarksAgribusiness & Food TechnologyTrade Mark Infringement & EnforcementBusiness NamesDomain NamesTrade Mark Portfolio Management, Maintenance & RenewalsTrade Mark Filing, Prosecution & RegistrationTrade Mark Clearance SearchingPacific Island Trade Marks

Ian is a Principal in the Trade Mark Group. His areas of practice encompass all aspects of trade mark searching and clearance for use, registration, oppositions and advice in relation to trade mark enforcement internationally.

He has handled trade mark matters in most countries worldwide, including directly before the Australian, United Kingdom, European Community Trade Mark, New Zealand and Pacific Island Trade Marks Offices. Ian represents both local and international clients with business interests in a wide range of industries and has a thriving practice in all aspects of prosecution and protection of trade mark rights.

He also has particular expertise in the system for International Registration of Trade Marks and is a co-author of the International Registration section of Lahore: Patent, Trade Mark and Related Rights.


Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University

Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Deakin University

Master of Intellectual Property Law (with Merit), Australian National University

Registered Australian Trade Marks Attorney


World Trademark Review 1000: listed as a leading individual for Trade Mark prosecution and strategy, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020

Asia IP Experts: Leading lawyer in Trade Marks, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

International Who’s Who of Trade Mark Lawyers: listed a leading Trade Mark practitioner, 2015 & 2016

Expert Guides – Trade Mark Lawyers: Nominated as being among the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, 2016 & 2018

Who’s Who Legal: Australia: Recognised as a leading trade marks lawyer, 2020

Best Lawyers Australia: Ranked Highly for Intellectual Property Law 2023 & 2024


Affiliate Member (by examination): Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (United Kingdom)

Fellow: Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Committee Member: INTA Bulletins Committee for Law and Practice

Member: Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Member: International Trade Mark Association

Member: Law Institute of Victoria

Member: American Intellectual Property Law Association