About this NPA
The Intellectual Property National Practice Area (NPA) covers disputes concerning matters such as patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, plant breeder's rights and appeals from the Commissioner of Patents or Registrar of Trade Marks.
The Intellectual Property NPA consists of three Sub-areas:More on this NPA
- 18 Jan 2017:
Voxson Pty Limited v Telstra Corporation Limited (No 6)  FCA 13
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - discovery - description of process
Judge: Perram J
- 23 Dec 2016:
Educational Broadcasters Adelaide Incorporated v Australian Broadcasting Corporation  FCA 1502
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - interlocutory injunction - alleged infringement of registered trade mark - alleged contraventions of Australian Consumer Law - promotion of radio broadcast services by use of words including RADIO ADELAIDE - criteria for grant of injunctive relief - damages inadequate remedy - balance of convenience favours grant of relief.
Judge: Charlesworth J
- 22 Dec 2016:
Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd v Fairlight.Au Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCAFC 191
Judge: Besanko, Edelman and Burley JJ
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 19 Oct 2016:
The nature and function of intellectual property: lessons from Down Under
Presented at the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc by Justice Edelman.
- 23 Oct 2014:
Random observations of a Southern Judge or what does sports law have in common with patent law?
Presented at the IPSANZ Dinner, Brisbane.
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings in this NPA are:
- Commencing patents, trade marks or copyright proceedings:
- Commencing appeals from the Commissioner of Patents or Registrar of Trade Marks:
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