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Timothy Magarry

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About

Timothy is an Australian Lawyer and Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law in New York. His principal area of practice is labor and employment law, but he is also experienced in the prosecution, maintenance and protection of various forms of intellectual property.

His work mainly focuses on conducting investigations for multi-national technology companies, usually involving delicate complicating factors such as cross-jurisdictional conflicts or internal political sensitivities.

Tim is a registered foreign lawyer in Japan.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New YorkSolicitor of the High Court of AustraliaSolicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Languages
  • Japanese
  • English
Education
  • Australian National University, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2020
  • Australian National University, Juris Doctor, 2019
  • Australian National University, Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies, 2016

Pro Bono

  • Assisted in translations of Sapporo, Nagoya, and Fukuoka district court judgments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in Japan.
  • Advised an international advocacy group in creation and maintenance of a public database of various United Nations committee reports.
  • Prepared advocacy materials for organisations in India, Australia and elsewhere concerning law reform on citizenship and statelessness.

Publications

  • "Automation of the 'Identical or Nearly Identical' Test in Business Names Registration" (2023) 51(6) Australian Business Law Review 360-381
  • “Shinsuke Ohnuki et al: The Essentials of Japanese Patent Prosecution” (2022) 27(53) Journal of Japanese Law / Zeitschrift für Japanische Recht 299
  • “No, Business Names Cannot be Licensed: Lawton Pty Ltd v FHMC Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 1165” (2022) 50(1) Australian Business Law Review 80
  • “Doing Wrong for the Right Reasons: ASIC and Foreign Language Business Names” (2020) 48(6) Australian Business Law Review 472-496
  • ‘‘Retweet Case’ Stymies Japan’s IP Ambitions’ (10 Sep 2020) East Asia Forum
  • ‘Can a Retweet Infringe Copyright?’ (2020) 25(49) Journal of Japanese Law / Zeitschrift für Japanische Recht 257-292

Seminars

  • “Difficulties in Regulatory Compliance: Australia and Japan” in Asian Legal Conversations (Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne, 2020)

Prior Experience

  • 2020-22: Solicitor, DLA Piper Australia

Pro Bono Work

  • Advising international advocacy group in creation and maintenance of a public database of various United Nations committee reports.
  • Preparing advocacy materials for organisations in India, Australia and elsewhere concerning law reform on citizenship and statelessness.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Registered foreign lawyer in Japan
  • Member, Daini Tokyo Bar Association

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