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
- 23 Jun 2017:
Commonwealth of Australia v Sanofi (formerly Sanofi-Aventis) (No 2)  FCA 711
PRIVILEGE - legal professional privilege - whether documents prepared for the dominant purpose of obtaining or providing legal advice - whether privilege waived by reason of disclosure of legal advice in discussions with representatives of the Commonwealth concerning copyright in consumer Product Information and Consumer Medicine Information…
Judge: Nicholas J
- 20 Jun 2017:
Re. Group Pty Ltd v Kazal (No 2)  FCA 698
Judge: Perram J
- 8 Jun 2017:
Selth v Australasian Barrister Chambers Pty Ltd (No 3)  FCA 649
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - consideration of an application by the Australian Bar Association in the form of the unincorporated association known as the Australian Bar Association and the company limited by guarantee called ABA Australian Bar Association Limited ("ABA Ltd) for declarations and injunctions in relation to the conduct of the respondents…
Judge: Greenwood J
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.
- 9 Sep 2016:
Recent developments in IP remedies
An edited version of speaking notes used in a presentation at the 30th Annual Conference of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc held 9-11 September 2016 by Justice Yates.
- 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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