Victorian Presentation

DATE: Thursday, 25 February 2021
TIME: 1.00 pm        AEDT 
ACCESS: Presentation by Webinar via Zoom (link to be shared with registrants)

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Design protection challenges in Australia – how can we address them?

Brief: This presentation will consider challenges and opportunities in relation to the Designs Act and explore IP Australia’s recent review of the design economy, and current and ongoing reform initiatives. The changes presently being implemented, further proposed changes and possible future changes will also be discussed, from the perspective of both the designs community and practitioners.


Colin Golvan AM QC

Colin Golvan is a Queen’s Counsel at the Victorian Bar.  He practices law throughout Australian in the Intellectual Property and trade practices areas.  He signed the bar roll in 1988 and took silk in 2002.  Colin holds a Masters of Law degree from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Law degrees from Melbourne University. Colin is the author of the legal books “Copyright – Law and Practice” (Federation Press 2007), “An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law” (Federation Press 1992), “Words and Law” (Penguin 1990) and co-author of “Writers and the Law” (Law Book Company 1986) and has contributed to the book “Landmarks in Australian Intellectual Property Law” (Cambridge University Press 2008) and “Across Intellectual Property – Essays in Honour of Sam Ricketson” (Cambridge University Press 2020). He was also the founding editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin.

Dr Michael Campbell, Assistant Director, Designs Reform, IP Australia
Michael Campbell is an Assistant Director, Designs Reform at IP Australia and was the research coordinator for the recent designs review. He has a PhD from the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, where he previously worked as a Lecturer and Tutor. His co-authored article ‘Redesigning Designs: the Future of Design Protection in Australia’ appeared in the September 2020 issue of Intellectual Property Forum. In November 2020 he presented a webinar, ‘Accessing Design Protection’, at the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia.



IPSANZ Victorian Committee members
Susan Gatford
and Lucy Davis, Barristers.


FREE for IPSANZ Members
$50.00 Non-Members (Incl. $4.55 GST)
CPD: 1 CPD point – Substantive Law
RSVP: Friday, 19 February 2021



In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19, event are being offered by way of webinar only.  This option will still allow members to ‘attend’ the session online and obtain the relevant CPD point.

Registration for the webinar remains open to members and all registrants are able to access the webinar online at a place of their convenience.  Details to access the webinar will be sent to registrants prior to the commencement of the session.

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