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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

  • 12 Apr 2018: Generate Group Pty Ltd v Sea-Tech Automation Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 482
    COSTS - application for costs of interlocutory application - whether costs should be awarded as a lump sum - whether costs should be made payable forthwith
    Judge: Gleeson J
  • 6 Apr 2018: Blow Bar Co Pty Limited v McGann (No 2) [2018] FCA 459
    COSTS - successful application by respondents to strike out certain paragraphs of the statement of claim - whether costs should be ordered on an indemnity basis
    Judge: Robertson J
  • 3 Apr 2018: Career Step, LLC v TalentMed Pty Ltd (No 3) [2018] FCA 411
    COSTS - determination of separate question - applicant's mixed success - whether costs should be reserved - whether apportionment appropriate - whether applicant's costs should be taxed and paid immediately - whether the amount paid by the applicant as security for costs should be returned to the applicant PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether an order …
    Judge: Robertson 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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