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Timothy Magarry


Timothy Magarry is a Victoria, Australia qualified lawyer, and registered practitioner, High Court of Australia (not yet admitted as a registered foreign lawyer in Japan (gaikokuho-jimu-bengoshi)).

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


  • “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


  • “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 of the Law Institute of Victoria.
  • Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.