Dewdney Drew

Dewdney Drew

Director, Trade Marks

London Croydon

Dewdney Drew is a trade mark attorney with an international, multidisciplinary focus. Originally a lawyer by profession, Dewdney has a broad legal knowledge base to draw on, enabling him to view legal problems holistically.

Dewdney’s legal education includes a BLC and LLB from the University of Pretoria and articles served at the leading South African law firm, Adams & Adams. After qualifying as a lawyer in South Africa, Dewdney joined Murgitroyd in Scotland and retrained as a UK trade mark attorney. Now based in London, Dewdney has an extensive client base of UK and international clients.

Trained in Scotland, Dewdney has a strong grounding in the whisky and beverage industry, as well as in financial services. He has advised some of the largest institutions in the City of London. He is also the founder and manager of the firm’s domain name practice.

Following the move to London, Dewdney has been extensively involved in the music industry, representing numerous well known musicians and bands and providing advice in high profile band name disputes. He is also an advisor to key players in the world of fashion. Other areas of expertise include aerospace (specifically fractional ownership, design work), defence (specifically in the area of vehicles), pharmaceuticals (name clearance) mining (machinery) and energy (clean coal and renewables).

Dewdney was appointed Director of Trade Marks in 2010. His specific responsibilities include the management of the firm’s IP portfolio and domain name practice.

Dewdney is regular attendee at the International Trademark Association annual meeting.

Some of his major clients have been in the following sectors: music and entertainment, band name disputes, fashion, financial services, aerospace, defence, vehicles, pharmaceuticals, mining machinery, energy, clean coal and renewables, whisky, beverage industry, heraldry.

Drew is based in our London Croydon Office.

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Key contributor to the Team Highly Recommended in Décideurs Magazine's Leaders' League

UK Best Law Firms & IP agencies for Trade Mark Prosecution 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark Team recognised by Managing IP, IP Stars

Managing IP, IP Stars, Trade Mark Prosecution Firm Ranking - 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark team awarded Recommended status on WIPR 2024

World Intellectual Property Review - Non-contentious UK Trade Mark category - 2024

I have worked with Dewdney Drew for many years and he has consistently provided me with prompt, efficient, and effective intellectual property legal assistance. His excellent legal knowledge in several jurisdictions has proved to be useful on several occasions. He offers proactive advice and assistance, has good interpersonal skills, and is always a pleasure to deal with. He has always been accessible and reliable. His analytical skills, and ability to communicate these effectively, are much appreciated.

South Africa based Lawyer

Dewdney Drew is very exact in his opinions and extremely reliable

WTR 1000 - 2024 Research Insight

When I speak to my longstanding client, I’ll suggest they do all their registrations through you going forward - whatever they do at the moment seems to be very longwinded and lack co-ordination so you can clearly add huge value to them.

London Law Firm

WTR 1000 newcomer Dewdney Drew earns praise for his “practical advice, commercial approach and ability to register trademarks across the world”. He has recently secured trademark registrations in multiple jurisdictions for ProFilm, a cutting-edge window film and paint protection company, to protect its primary coatings offering.

WTR 1000 - 2024

Given how supportive and helpful you were with our last project, I immediately thought of you. I’m also pleased to say that our lawyer also recommended Murgitroyd as a firm to engage with.

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