The Next Chapter in the Sandercock & Cowie Success Story

Sandercock & Cowie are dedicated to serving our clients in the intellectual property field. The principal of the firm David Drew and the Sandercock & Cowie team, continue to provide excellent service, advice and support to our valued clients.

David Drew

David brings a wealth of industry knowledge and intellectual property experience as a Patent & Trade Mark Attorney. David started his career as a polymer chemist servicing the automotive industry and later joined Sandercock, Smith & Beadle in 1981, where he commenced his training.
David qualified at Davies Collison Cave and became a Fellow of the institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, subsequently going on to become a partner and manager of the Melbourne office of Tatlocks Chrysiliou IP for 10 years. David has now come full circle to become principal of the firm proudly bearing the Sandercock name.

Specialists in Patent, Trade Mark and Design Protection and Enforcement

With extensive experience in various technological fields and the various areas of IP law and enforcement forms of IP law, Sandercock & Cowie is able to deal with a large range of technologies, including:

  • Mechanical devices and apparatus
  • General engineering
  • Materials handling
  • Medical devices
  • Biotech
  • Chemical

Concerning the above areas, David Drew, our Principal, has managed significant patent portfolios of clients such as Rotacaster Wheel Limited, ReelTech Pty Ltd and Spray Nozzle Engineering Pty Ltd. 

Sandercock & Cowie also have experienced trade mark attorneys. David has prosecuted high end cases for UGG Australia and SUPACAT (v Caterpillar). His excellent advice on branding reflects his experience and innovative approach in the trade mark arena. He has also managed complex design cases before the Designs Office up to hearing level and in Federal Court actions, and has sound expertise in protecting the shape and appearance of products through the design registration systems.

Sandercock & Cowie will continue the tradition and practice that Michael Kraemer has developed, by providing professional, friendly and commercially relevant services to our clients.

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