Warwick Rothnie

Bar Roll: 2002 Admitted: 1986
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Warwick practises in intellectual property, trade practices, telecommunications and general commercial law.  His practice has a particular focus on infringement and validity actions (including initiating and defending interlocutory injunction applications), patent and trade mark hearings in the Office, preparation of opinions relating to validity and infringement of intellectual property rights and representing parties at mediation.

Before coming to the Bar, Warwick was a partner in the Intellectual Property and Trade Practices group of Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Warwick is an independent panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organization in domain name dispute resolution (UDRP and auDRP).

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

CommercialIntellectual Property - Copyright and DesignsIntellectual Property - PatentsIntellectual Property - TrademarksTrade Practices/Consumer Protection
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Contributing author to Lahore, Lindgren and Rothnie, Copyright and Designs (looseleaf)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Contributing author to the chapter on Patent validity in Lahore, Patents Trade Marks and Related Rights (looseleaf)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – “The Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements”, (2018) 30(10) AIPLB 210 (Part 1) and 30(1 & 2) AIPLB 25 (April 2018)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – “Trade Marks and Parallel Imports,” (2014) 22 Competition & Consumer Law Journal 39
  • Warwick A Rothnie – The Footy Killed Optus? DVR, (2012) 62(4) TJA 581
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Of Keywords, Adwords and Trade Mark Infringement?, (2010) 83 Intellectual Property Forum 32
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Forsyth & Rothnie, ‘Parallel Imports,’ in Anderman (ed.) The Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition (CUP, 2007) (cited with approval by Ginsberg J in the US Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2013)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Parallel Imports, Sweet & Maxwell London, 1993
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Exclusive Dealing Agreements in the EEC, 2 edn, Sweet & Maxwell, London 1992 (with Prof. Valentine Korah)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – IPwars blog

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA, LLB (Hons) (Monash), PhD (London)

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of the Law Council of Australia’s Intellectual Property Committee since 1993;
Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne;
Member of AIPPI;
Member of the Copyright Society of Australia; and
Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Warwick Rothnie

Bar Roll: 2002 Admitted: 1986
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Profile

Warwick practises in intellectual property, trade practices, telecommunications and general commercial law.  His practice has a particular focus on infringement and validity actions (including initiating and defending interlocutory injunction applications), patent and trade mark hearings in the Office, preparation of opinions relating to validity and infringement of intellectual property rights and representing parties at mediation.

Before coming to the Bar, Warwick was a partner in the Intellectual Property and Trade Practices group of Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Warwick is an independent panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organization in domain name dispute resolution (UDRP and auDRP).

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialIntellectual Property - Copyright and DesignsIntellectual Property - PatentsIntellectual Property - TrademarksTrade Practices/Consumer Protection

Cases

Publication

  • Warwick A Rothnie – Contributing author to Lahore, Lindgren and Rothnie, Copyright and Designs (looseleaf)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Contributing author to the chapter on Patent validity in Lahore, Patents Trade Marks and Related Rights (looseleaf)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – “The Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Intellectual Property Arrangements”, (2018) 30(10) AIPLB 210 (Part 1) and 30(1 & 2) AIPLB 25 (April 2018)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – “Trade Marks and Parallel Imports,” (2014) 22 Competition & Consumer Law Journal 39
  • Warwick A Rothnie – The Footy Killed Optus? DVR, (2012) 62(4) TJA 581
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Of Keywords, Adwords and Trade Mark Infringement?, (2010) 83 Intellectual Property Forum 32
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Forsyth & Rothnie, ‘Parallel Imports,’ in Anderman (ed.) The Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition (CUP, 2007) (cited with approval by Ginsberg J in the US Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2013)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Parallel Imports, Sweet & Maxwell London, 1993
  • Warwick A Rothnie – Exclusive Dealing Agreements in the EEC, 2 edn, Sweet & Maxwell, London 1992 (with Prof. Valentine Korah)
  • Warwick A Rothnie – IPwars blog

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

BA, LLB (Hons) (Monash), PhD (London)

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Member of the Law Council of Australia’s Intellectual Property Committee since 1993;
Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne;
Member of AIPPI;
Member of the Copyright Society of Australia; and
Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.