Golvan AM QC
Colin Golvan AM QC has extensive expertise as senior counsel in copyright, trade marks, designs and patent cases, as well as competition and misleading conduct matters. He has appeared in matters in the High Court and Federal Court of Australia. In 2018, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia.
Colin Golvan AM QC has been a Queen’s Counsel at the Victorian Bar since 2002. He appears as senior counsel in copyright, trade marks, designs and patent cases, as well as in competition and misleading conduct cases in the Federal and High Court of Australia, and in mediations and arbitrations. Details of Federal Court cases in which he has appeared can be found here (trial decisions) and here (Full Court decisions):
Colin Golvan AM QC holds a Masters of Law degree from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) and Law degrees from Melbourne University. He has taught in the intellectual property area in the Masters of Law program at Melbourne University as a Visiting Fellow. He has lectured on intellectual property subjects throughout Australia and New Zealand. He was admitted to legal practice in 1985, and worked as a solicitor (and senior associate) for Phillips Fox Solicitors for three years prior to signing the Bar Roll in November 1988 (having read with former High Court Justice Susan Crennan).
He has served as chairperson of the board of trustees of the Victorian Bar Indigenous Barristers’ Fund, the Indigenous Lawyers Committee of the Victorian Bar and his Barristers’ clerking list (List G). He is also a former member of the Appeals Board of Football Federation Victoria.
He has been selected as a leading IP and trade practices counsel in the Best Lawyers of Australia, Doyle’s listings in the field of Intellectual Property Law and Litigation, Chambers and Global Asia Pacific and Legal 500 in 2014-2021.
In 2018, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
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