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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:

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Latest Judgments

  • 16 Feb 2017: Zuru Ltd v Brand Developers Aust Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 107
    PATENTS - infringement application in relation to Australian patent No 2015101248 - cross-claim for invalidity - interlocutory application to amend particulars of invalidity - whether leave to amend should be granted on condition relating to a pending application in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to review a decision by a delegate of…
    Judge: Robertson J
  • 15 Feb 2017: Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC (No 3) [2017] FCA 94
    PATENTS - where suppliers of generic pharmaceutical products found to have threatened to infringe patent - form of injunctive relief - whether injunction should be granted restraining generic suppliers from applying for listing of their products on the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits - whether by applying for such listing suppliers would be…
    Judge: Nicholas J
  • 10 Feb 2017: IPC Global Pty Ltd v Pavetest Pty Ltd (No 3) [2017] FCA 82
    COPYRIGHT - infringement - literary work - computer program - software for materials testing equipment - where executives of applicant resigned and established rival company - where one of the executives retained copy of applicant's source code - where executive copied that source code onto computer provided to rival company's computer programmer…
    Judge: Moshinsky J

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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:
  • Form 92 - Notice of appeal (intellectual property)
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