Registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney

Australia and New Zealand

Sarah van der Waal, Attorney

Sarah has completed her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with first class honors at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne and a Masters of Intellectual Property at the University of Technology Sydney in Sydney.


Sarah has over 8 years’ experience practicing as an Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Mark attorney. Prior to joining MBIP, Sarah practiced at a Brisbane-based firm, where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications through to grant, and provided strategic advice in relation to intellectual property matters, including advice in relation to patentability and infringement matters. Sarah has experience working with a variety of both foreign and local clients, as well as large and small clients. Most recently, Sarah also spent time training and working as a Patent Examiner at IP Australia.


Prior to becoming a Patent and Trade Mark attorney, Sarah worked at an Australian owned design house based in Shenzhen, China where she developed an understanding of the various issues that arise during the process which takes a concept from an idea, through design, development and manufacture, and on through to successful commercialisation.


To speak with Sarah, call her on 07 3369 2226 or email



Master of Intellectual Property, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia


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