Warwick Rothnie


  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Practices & Consumer Protection



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

Member, Law Council of Australia’s Intellectual Property Committee 1993 to present

He is a Senior Fellow at Monash University teaching Designs Law & Practice and, in 2012 and 2013, Copyright Law in the postgraduate program. He taught Patents Law in the LL M at the University of Melbourne from 2002 to 2006 and, from about 1993 to 2001, copyright.

Member, Copyright Law Review Committee:
• Jurisdiction of the Copyright Tribunal April 1999 - April 2000
• Inquiry into Copyright and Contract April 2001 – April 2002


Warwick’s publications include:

• contributing author to Lahore, Lindgren and Rothnie, Copyright and Designs (looseleaf)
• contributing author to the chapter on Patent validity in Lahore, Patents Trade Marks and Related Rights (looseleaf)
• The Footy Killed Optus’ DVR, (2012) 62(4) TJA 581
• Of Keywords, Adwords and Trade Mark Infringement’, (2010) 83 Intellectual Property Forum 32
• 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).
• Halsbury’s Law of Australia contributing author to original looseleaf chapters on Patents: Patentability and Validity (Introduction, Newness, Manner of Manufacture and Novelty)
• Parallel Imports, Sweet & Maxwell London, 1993
• Exclusive Dealing Agreements in the EEC, 2 edn, Sweet & Maxwell, London 1992 (with Prof. Valentine Korah)


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Warwick Rothnie
  • Name: Warwick Rothnie
  • Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons) (Monash), PhD (London)
  • Chambers: Room 1312 Owen Dixon Chambers East MAP
  • Signed Bar Roll: 2002
  • Admitted: 1986
  • Admitted in: VIC*, ACT, NSW, WA

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