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
- 19 Jun 2018:
Foxtel Management Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd  FCA 933
Copyright - application for "site blocking" orders under s 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) - whether requirements of s 115A satisfied - whether orders should be made
Judge: Nicholas J
- 19 Jun 2018:
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited v Precision Tracking Pty Ltd (No 6)  FCA 910
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to amend pleadings - where adjourned hearing of complex litigation - where, consequent on the adjournment, case management for the filing and serving of evidence in relation to a particular new claim for breach of confidence - extent of the delay in applying for leave to amend - explanation for delay -…
Judge: Robertson J
- 13 Jun 2018:
Bohemia Crystal Pty Ltd v Host Corporation Pty Ltd  FCA 892
COSTS - whether trade mark owner entitled to costs of successful infringement proceeding when trade marks were ordered to be removed from the Trade Marks Register - offer of compromise - whether respondents entitled to costs on an indemnity basis
Judge: Burley 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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