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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

  • 17 Apr 2019: Red Bull GmbH v Bullsone Co Ltd [2019] FCA 545
    TRADE MARKS - application for cancellation of trade mark - where respondent failed to participate in proceedings - application for default judgment granted with costs of the proceeding and of the removal/cessation application
    Judge: Allsop CJ
  • 17 Apr 2019: The Dempsey Group Pty Ltd v Spotlight Pty Ltd (No 3) [2019] FCA 519
    COSTS - exercise of costs discretion under s 43 of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - where applicant only partially successful at trial - where applicant's key witness lacked credibility - where respondent's pre-trial offers of settlement were for value greater than damages awarded - where damages substantially less than sought -…
    Judge: Davies J
  • 16 Apr 2019: Juno Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd v Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc [2019] FCA 526
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application for leave to withdraw admissions - where the second respondent is registered as the owner of an Australian patent and as the exclusive licensee of an Australian patent - where the applicant supplies generic pharmaceutical products - where the applicant alleges that the second respondent's patents…
    Judge: Besanko 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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  • Greenwood J
  • Nicholas J
  • Yates J
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