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Luke Merrick SC

Bar roll 2009 Silk 2023
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
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Luke Merrick SC practises in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on competition and consumer law, energy regulation and intellectual property

Luke joined the Victorian Bar in 2009.  He is an experienced advocate, with extensive experience in commercial and regulatory litigation. He practises primarily in the Federal Court of Australia, regularly appearing in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Luke has represented government and private clients in a range of complex commercial and competition proceedings (at both first instance and on appeal). He is also widely recognised for his expertise in intellectual property.  Luke is the President of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 21 Room 03

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Competition
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts




Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Apple Inc & Anor v Samsung Electronics Co Ltd & Anor (patent, design – led by Richard Cobden SC, Richard Lancaster SC, Neil Murray, Hamish Bevan and with Chris Burgess - settled after the trial, but prior to judgment)

Eli Lilly & Co v Generic Health Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 1254 (patent infringement and validity, interlocutory injunction – led by Richard Lancaster SC)

Foster's Australia Limited v Cash's (Australia) Pty Ltd (2013) 299 ALR 34 (patent, registered design – led by Tony Bannon SC)

Neobev Pty Ltd v Bacchus Distillery Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 3) [2014] FCA 4 and Neobev Pty Ltd v Bacchus Distillery Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 4) [2014] FCA 4 (patent, copyright, administration, trusts – led by Daryl Williams SC)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Turi Foods Pty Ltd (No 4) [2013] FCA 665  and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Turi Foods Pty Ltd (No 5) [2013] FCA 1109 (misleading or deceptive conduct, penalties – led by Peter Gray SC)


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)