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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

  • 28 Apr 2017: Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd v Clipso Electrical Pty Ltd (No 4) [2017] FCA 436
    COSTS - application for indemnity costs - consideration of applicable principles - whether lump sum costs order or ordinary taxation appropriate - whether costs should be made payable forthwith
    Judge: Perram J
  • 28 Apr 2017: Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435
    COPYRIGHT - section 115A of Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) - whether injunction should be granted requiring carriage service providers ("CSPs") to take reasonable steps to disable access to online locations outside Australia infringing or facilitating infringement of copyright - appropriate form of orders COSTS - whether applicants should be required to …
    Judge: Burley J
  • 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

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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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