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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


  • 18 Oct 2017: Minus v Selth (No 2) [2017] FCA 1233
    COSTS - notice of estimate - failure to object to costs estimate in accordance with Rules - certificate of taxation - application for an extension of time to file notice of objection - factors relevant to exercise of discretion - acceptable explanation - arguable case - absence of prejudice - application dismissed PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - costs -…
    Judge: Logan J
  • 5 Oct 2017: Myosa Pty Ltd v Resmed Limited [2017] FCA 1187
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – consideration of an application by the respondent to dismiss the applicant’s proceeding pursuant to s 31A(2) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and r 26.01(1)(a) of the Federal Court Rules 2011 – consideration of an application to strike out the applicant’s statement of claim in the principal proceeding –…
    Judge: Greenwood J
  • 3 Oct 2017: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB v Quarry Mining & Construction Equipment Pty Ltd (No 2) [2017] FCAFC 158
    COSTS - the Court's discretion as to costs - applicable principles - where appellant succeeded on one issue but that issue was not determinative and appeal was dismissed - where respondent accepted that some apportionment was appropriate
    Judge: Greenwood, Rares and Moshinsky JJ

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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:
Forms:
Rules:
  • Commencing appeals from the Commissioner of Patents or Registrar of Trade Marks:
Forms:
  • Form 92 - Notice of appeal (intellectual property)
Rules:
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