Warwick Rothnie’s main areas of practice are patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, confidential information, domain names, consumer protection and other commercial matters. He appears in cases and advises on all aspects of infringement, validity and ownership. He has been a WIPO domain name panelist since 2002.
Warwick has been practising in intellectual property law since 1986; first, as a solicitor (including as a partner at the then Mallesons Stephen Jaques) and, since 2002, as a barrister.
His main areas of practice are patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, confidential information, domain names, consumer protection and other commercial matters.
Warwick acts for international, national and local clients with a particular focus on infringement and validity actions (including initiating and defending interlocutory injunction applications); appearing mainly in the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court and hearings before the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrar of Trade Marks. Warwick also provides advice in relation to strategy, infringement and validity issues and represents clients 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 was listed in Doyles Guide as a Preeminent Intellectual Property Junior Counsel in both Victoria & Australia 2021.
Warwick is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, lecturing in intellectual property subjects. He has been blogging at [ipwars.com](https://ipwars.com) since 2004.
Warwick’s List A Barristers profile can be viewed at http://www.barristers.com.au/barristers/warwick-rothnie/
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