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
- 24 Mar 2017:
Frucor Beverages Limited v The Coca-Cola Company  FCA 298
TRADE MARKS - application for advance rulings on the admissibility of evidence under s 192A(a) of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth)
Judge: Yates J
- 21 Mar 2017:
Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Samsung Bioepis AU Pty Ltd  FCA 285
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for preliminary discovery - whether prospective applicant held reasonable belief of its right to obtain relief for patent infringement - whether additional requirements of r 7.23(1) of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) were satisfied - whether discretion under r 7.23(2) should be exercised - application…
Judge: Burley J
- 20 Mar 2017:
Voxson Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Limited (No 7)  FCA 267
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether pleading can be amended under the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) to add a statute barred cause of action - whether new claim for relief arose out of the same facts or substantially the same facts - whether amendment operates from date of commencement of proceeding or date of order allowing amendment
Judge: Perram 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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