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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

  • 19 Apr 2017: Commonwealth of Australia v Sanofi (formerly Sanofi-Aventis) [2017] FCA 382
    CONTRACTS - settlement agreement including clause prohibiting certain parties thereto from voluntarily assisting or encouraging another litigant not a party to the settlement agreement by waiving any claim for legal professional privilege or releasing any third party from any obligation of confidence in respect of information relevant to the other …
    Judge: Nicholas J
  • 13 Apr 2017: Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Apotex Pty Limited [2017] FCAFC 58
    PATENTS - whether primary judge erred in finding that an application for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing is not an infringement of patent - whether an application for PBS listing constitutes an offer to supply and an exploitation of the claimed invention
    Judge: Jagot, Yates and Burley JJ
  • 13 Apr 2017: Generate Group Pty Ltd v Sea-Tech Automation Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 377
    PRIVILEGE - privilege against self-incrimination - whether items produced were in the control of the first respondent when produced under a notice to produce to the first respondent - whether the production of items was in error - whether notice to produce and orders for access should be set aside - application dismissed
    Judge: Jagot 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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