Warwick A Rothnie

I am a barrister practising mainly in intellectual property, trade practices, telecommunications and general commercial law in Australia including:

•infringement and validity actions – patents, trade marks, registered designs

•seeking and defending interlocutory injunction applications;

•representing parties at mediations;

•trade mark and patent oppositions and appeals;

• copyright infringement;

•preparation of opinions relating to validity and infringement of intellectual property rights.

I am a contributing author to Lahore et al., Copyright & Designs and to the Validity chapter in Patents in Lahore et al., Patents Trade Marks and Related Rights.

Prior to coming to the Bar, I was a partner in the IP/TP and telco group of Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Memberships and associations

Amongst other things, I am

Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law at Monash University:

I commenced teaching Designs Law in the postgraduate program at Monash University in 2008 with Ray Hind. I also taught Copyright in 2012 and 2013 and, with John Gibbs, Patents Law in 2015 and 2016. For more than 10 years prior to that, I was a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne teaching copyright or patents in the postgraduate program.

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To paraphrase (the original) Maxwell Smart “Sorry about that.”