Marianne T H Barker


Barrister | Accredited Mediator

Admitted:
4 Mar 1985
Bar:
28 May 1992
Location:
Room 1128, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
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PROFILE

Marianne has had extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property, trade practices, general commercial law and sports law. Prior to signing the Bar Roll, she was a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in the Intellectual Property and Trade Practices section.

Her practice has encompassed appeals, trials and various types of interlocutory applications for orders including injunctions, civil search and seizure orders and contempt orders.

Her clients in the trade marks area have included Rolex, Gap, Nike, Valentino, Caterpillar, Treasury Wines, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Cartier, Hermes, Nokia, Rip Curl, Mambo, Australian Rugby Union, National Foods, Crazy Johns (now part of Vodafone), Hoover, Fendi, Lacoste, Vans, Viacom, Toyota, John Sands, Playgro, Rivers, Just Jeans, Adele Palmer and Bradmill.

She has also acted in copyright and design matters for clients such as Autodesk, Musidor and Spotlight Stores and has acted for various project home builders in respect of architects' plans including Hotondo Homes, Henley Arch, Stonehaven Homes and C & J Designer Homes. 

Marianne has also acted in mechanical and pharmaceutical patent matters for companies such as Braun, Alphapharm, Transpread International, Huhtamaki and Metallgesellschaft (now part of the GEA Group).

She has also acted in allied areas such as breach of trade secrets, Crown use of IP, the IP aspects of tax appeals (R & D) and in the trade practices area she has acted in various consumer law and price fixing matters.

Her sports law practice grew out of her pro-bono work for Olympic athletes and she is now the President of the Taekowondo Appeals Tribunal (recently being awarded the Ian Callinan prize at the 2019 ANZLA Annual Conference The Denis Callinan Award recognises members of the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) who render commendable community service in the field of sports law.)

Finally, she also practises as a mediator being a Nationally Accredited Mediator since 2012. Marianne has written and edited problems for use at the ICC Mediation Moot Competitions held in Melbourne and Paris.

Prior to her legal practice, Marianne interned in the tax section of Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG). She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has had various board positions on not-for-profit boards.

Marianne Barker (B.Ec. (majoring in Accounting and Economics), LLB (Monash), LLM (Melb)) was admitted in Victoria in 1985 and signed the Bar Roll in 1992. Her Masters thesis concerned the topic "Famous Trade Marks".

    A Offices Held – Current

    • Member, Business Law Section, Law Council, Intellectual Property Section
    • President, Taekwondo Appeals Tribunal
    • Member, Victorian Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

    B Authorships - Current

    • Lexis Nexis - Patents and Trade Marks Service
      • Chapters on Customs Seizure of Trade Marked goods,
      • Chapter on Trade Marks Offences

    C Memberships - Current

    • Member, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
    • Member, Copyright Society of Australia
    • Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
    • Member, International Wine Lawyers Association
    • Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZLA)

    D Offices Held – Previous

    • Board Member, The Church Theatre, Hawthorn
    • Treasurer, IPSANZ
    • Secretary, IPSANZ
    • Chairman/Board Member, Taekwondo Australia Inc.

    E Authorships – Previous

    • Lexis Nexis Intellectual Property Reports
    • Lexis Nexis Intellectual Property Section of Franchising Service
    • Lexis Nexis Court Forms Precedents and Pleadings – Victoria in relation to Intellectual Property
    • Lexis Nexis – Intellectual Property Precedents, Court Forms Chapter (Copyright, Breach of Consumer Laws and Passing Off and Trade Marks Sections)
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    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    Appellate
    Commercial Law

    Profile1

    Marianne has had extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property, trade practices, general commercial law and sports law. Prior to signing the Bar Roll, she was a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in the Intellectual Property and Trade Practices section.

    Her practice has encompassed appeals, trials and various types of interlocutory applications for orders including injunctions, civil search and seizure orders and contempt orders.

    Her clients in the trade marks area have included Rolex, Gap, Nike, Valentino, Caterpillar, Treasury Wines, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Cartier, Hermes, Nokia, Rip Curl, Mambo, Australian Rugby Union, National Foods, Crazy Johns (now part of Vodafone), Hoover, Fendi, Lacoste, Vans, Viacom, Toyota, John Sands, Playgro, Rivers, Just Jeans, Adele Palmer and Bradmill.

    She has also acted in copyright and design matters for clients such as Autodesk, Musidor and Spotlight Stores and has acted for various project home builders in respect of architects' plans including Hotondo Homes, Henley Arch, Stonehaven Homes and C & J Designer Homes. 

    Marianne has also acted in mechanical and pharmaceutical patent matters for companies such as Braun, Alphapharm, Transpread International, Huhtamaki and Metallgesellschaft (now part of the GEA Group).

    She has also acted in allied areas such as breach of trade secrets, Crown use of IP, the IP aspects of tax appeals (R & D) and in the trade practices area she has acted in various consumer law and price fixing matters.

    Her sports law practice grew out of her pro-bono work for Olympic athletes and she is now the President of the Taekowondo Appeals Tribunal (recently being awarded the Ian Callinan prize at the 2019 ANZLA Annual Conference The Denis Callinan Award recognises members of the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) who render commendable community service in the field of sports law.)

    Finally, she also practises as a mediator being a Nationally Accredited Mediator since 2012. Marianne has written and edited problems for use at the ICC Mediation Moot Competitions held in Melbourne and Paris.

    Prior to her legal practice, Marianne interned in the tax section of Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG). She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has had various board positions on not-for-profit boards.

    Marianne Barker (B.Ec. (majoring in Accounting and Economics), LLB (Monash), LLM (Melb)) was admitted in Victoria in 1985 and signed the Bar Roll in 1992. Her Masters thesis concerned the topic "Famous Trade Marks".

      A Offices Held – Current

      • Member, Business Law Section, Law Council, Intellectual Property Section
      • President, Taekwondo Appeals Tribunal
      • Member, Victorian Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

      B Authorships - Current

      • Lexis Nexis - Patents and Trade Marks Service
        • Chapters on Customs Seizure of Trade Marked goods,
        • Chapter on Trade Marks Offences

      C Memberships - Current

      • Member, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
      • Member, Copyright Society of Australia
      • Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
      • Member, International Wine Lawyers Association
      • Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZLA)

      D Offices Held – Previous

      • Board Member, The Church Theatre, Hawthorn
      • Treasurer, IPSANZ
      • Secretary, IPSANZ
      • Chairman/Board Member, Taekwondo Australia Inc.

      E Authorships – Previous

      • Lexis Nexis Intellectual Property Reports
      • Lexis Nexis Intellectual Property Section of Franchising Service
      • Lexis Nexis Court Forms Precedents and Pleadings – Victoria in relation to Intellectual Property
      • Lexis Nexis – Intellectual Property Precedents, Court Forms Chapter (Copyright, Breach of Consumer Laws and Passing Off and Trade Marks Sections)