David Catterns QC

David Catterns QC


David was admitted to the Bar in 1978 and appointed Senior Counsel in 1991.

David specialises in Intellectual Property and has appeared in many of the most significant Intellectual Property cases in the High Court and Federal Court over the past twenty years.

David practises in patents, copyright, registered designs, trade marks (including passing off and misleading conduct) and breach of confidence and appears principally in the Federal Court of Australia (including Full Courts) in each State and is admitted to practice in New Zealand.

David also appears in Administrative Law, including refugee cases.

David is the author of numerous papers presented to prominent IP societies (including IPSANZ and Copyright Society of Australia) and is Consulting Editor of Federal Court Reports in Australia.

David is Head of Nigel Bowen Chambers.

David holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Sydney.

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