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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 2018: Seiko Epson Corporation v Calidad Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 104
    COSTS - form of declaratory relief - whether general award or issues based approach is best method - award of costs according to success on separate grounds - appropriate apportionment
    Judge: Burley J
  • 9 Feb 2018: Meat & Livestock Australia Limited v Cargill, Inc [2018] FCA 51
    PATENTS - bovine genome - bovine DNA - single nucleotide polymorphisms - molecular genetics - quantitative genetics - inferring or identifying phenotype from genotype - methods to identify or infer quantitative traits by use of specified and non-specified single nucleotide polymorphisms - selection of number of polymorphisms - selection of number…
    Judge: Beach J
  • 5 Feb 2018: InterPharma Pty Ltd v Hospira, Inc (No 4) [2018] FCA 45
    COSTS - costs of interlocutory injunction application - costs of interim injunction application - costs of interlocutory application to discharge interim injunction.
    Judge: Kenny 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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