David commenced practice at the Bar in 1990 and took silk in 2014. During that time, he has established a commercial practice, extending to a variety of intellectual property, contract, property, and trade practices matters.
Davids practice has particular emphasis on intellectual property. He has appeared (at opposition, interlocutory, trial and appellate stages) and advised in relation to a wide range of intellectual property disputes, including trade marks, copyright, patent, design, plant breeders rights and confidential information matters. David also has expertise in the building and construction area.
David was described in Doyle’s Guide 2017 and 2016 as a leading Queensland Senior Counsel in Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. He was also recommended as a Brisbane Senior Counsel in those categories in Doyle’s Guide 2015.
Prior to his call to the Bar, David practised as a commercial litigation solicitor with Minter Ellison, where he represented clients primarily in intellectual property matters. He holds Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (graduating with First Class Honours and a University Medal) degrees from the University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford.
David has presented a number of conference papers, mainly on various intellectual property topics. He is also a qualified and experienced mediator.
2014 - Appointed Silk
1990 - Barrister
1987 to 1990 - Solicitor, Minter Ellison
Bar Association of Queensland
Member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and a University Medal) (Qld)
Bachelor of Economics (Qld)
Bachelor of Civil Laws (University of Oxford)
David Logan QC, Queensland Patent Update 2016, IPSANZ Seminar with Dr B McEniery, Brisbane, 28 September 2016.
David Logan QC, Innovation Patents, Table Topics presentation, IPSANZ Annual Conference, Sydney, 9 September 2016.
David Logan QC, Practical Applications of Recent Trade Mark Decisions, presentation at Patents and Trade Marks Seminar, Legalwise Seminars, Brisbane, 13 June 2016.
David Logan QC, Parallel Imports – Recent Developments and Practice Issues, CPD presentation to Bennett Philp, Solicitors, Brisbane, 17 February 2016.
David Logan QC, Queensland Patent Update 2015, IPSANZ Seminar with Dr B McEniery, Brisbane, 28 August 2015.
David Logan QC, Trade mark litigation: Key Practice Issues and Developments, presentation at Patents and Trade Marks Seminar, Legalwise Seminars, Brisbane, 17 June 2015.
David Logan QC, Interlocutory Injunctions in Intellectual Property Disputes, paper presented for Australian Corporate Lawyers Association / Bar Association of Queensland CPD (BAQ1428), 3 December 2014.
David Logan QC, Patent and Trade Mark Oppositions under the New Regime, Patents and Trade Marks Seminar, Legalwise Seminars, Brisbane, 27 November 2014.
David Logan QC, Tale of the Tiger: Unlawful Threats of Trade Mark or Patent Infringement Proceedings, paper presented at Patents and Trade Marks Seminar, Legalwise Seminar, 18 June 2014.
David Logan QC, Raising the Bar Waking up to a new Regime, paper presented at IPSANZ seminar, 15 April 2013.
David Logan QC, What you need to know about Raising the Bar Act, paper presented at Third Annual Patents and Trade Marks Seminar, Legalwise Seminar, 12 June 2013.
David Logan QC, Damages for Infringement of Registered Trade Marks, paper presented at Legalwise CPE seminar for Trade Mark Attorneys, 31 May 2012.
David Logan QC, Current Issues in Patent Litigation, paper presented at the Bar Association of Queenslands Intellectual Property Intensive, 21 June 2011.
David Logan QC, Major Patent Cases under the Microscope, paper presented for CPE for Patent Attorneys, Legalwise Seminars, 25 May 2011.
David Logan QC, Practical Aspects of Trade Mark Oppositions, paper presented for CPE for Trade Mark Attorneys, Legalwise Seminars, 28 May 2010.
David Logan QC, Recent Developments in Trade Mark Law, paper presented at IPSANZ Seminar, 29 April 2009.
David Logan QC, Mareva Orders and Anton Piller Orders, paper presented at the Bar Association of Queensland seminar on Evidence Practice and Procedure Interlocutory Injunctions (with Fraser QC, now Justice Fraser), 17 February 2005.
David Logan QC, The Effect of Recent Intellectual Property Decisions on the enforcement of Patent Rights, paper presented for Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand (IPSANZ) Seminar, 6 May 2003.
David Logan QC, Infringement under the Trade Marks Act 1995, paper presented for LAAMS Seminar, 30 May 1996.
David Logan QC, Security for Costs Applications and the Corporations Law (1992) 22 Queensland Law Society Journal 51.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Building and Construction
Commercial and Property
Common Law/ Personal Injury
Equity and Trusts
Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Law