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
- 16 Oct 2018:
Hoser v Sportsbet Pty Ltd  FCA 1557
TRADE MARKS - whether the pleaded television commercial was a use by the respondent of "snake man" or "snakeman" as a trade mark CONSUMER LAW - whether the pleaded television commercial represented to adult consumers in Australia that the man depicted in the advertisement was "the snakeman" - whether the television commercial represented to adult…
Judge: Robertson J
- 11 Oct 2018:
Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Ainsworth Game Technology Limited  FCA 1511
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for preliminary discovery - r 7.23 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Judge: Yates J
- 9 Oct 2018:
AAP Industries Pty Limited v Han's Pipe Fittings Co Ltd  FCA 1505
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - discovery - order for standard discovery - whether respondents had complied with that order - whether order should be made for more extensive or particular discovery
Judge: Robertson 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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