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
- 23 Apr 2018:
Re.Group Pty Ltd v Kazal (No 5)  FCA 546
CONTEMPT OF COURT - sentencing - whether civil or criminal contempt - whether contemnor's contempt was contumacious - whether fine or custodial sentence appropriate - whether assessment of fine should account for indemnity costs order - where respondent found guilty of three charges of breaching court order - where charges particularised to…
Judge: Perram J
- 20 Apr 2018:
Gram Engineering Pty Ltd v Bluescope Steel Ltd  FCA 539
DAMAGES - assessment of damages - infringement of registered design of fencing panel
Judge: Jagot J
- 12 Apr 2018:
Generate Group Pty Ltd v Sea-Tech Automation Pty Ltd  FCA 482
COSTS - application for costs of interlocutory application - whether costs should be awarded as a lump sum - whether costs should be made payable forthwith
Judge: Gleeson 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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