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Warwick Rothnie

Bar roll 2002 Admitted 1986
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
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Warwick Rothnie practises in intellectual property law, trade practices, telecommunications and commercial law.

Warwick's practice includes infringement and validity actions; seeking and defending interlocutory injunction applications; and patent and trade mark hearings, oppositions and appeals. Warwick also regularly advises in relation to validity and infringement of intellectual property rights and represents parties at mediations.

Warwick is a panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the auDA Domain Name Dispute Policy (auDRP).

Warwick is listed in both Doyle's Guide to Leading Victorian Intellectual Property Barristers (2021) and Doyle’s Guide to Leading Australian Intellectual Property Barristers (2021) as a Preeminent Intellectual Property Junior Counsel. Warwick is also listed in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2022) as a Leading Junior Counsel. His review reads: “Strong, academic focus – particularly in copyright and patent matters." Warwick is also recognised in Who's Who Legal - Australia and New Zealand (2022) for his expertise in trade mark law.

Before coming to the Bar, Warwick was a partner in the intellectual property and trade practices group of Mallesons Stephen Jacques.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Emmerson Chambers
Level 18 Room 07

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Patents
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Marks



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Monash)

Bachelor of Arts (Monash)

Doctor of Philosophy (London)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia