Intellectual Property NPA logo with link NPA logo with link

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

Latest Judgments

  • 8 Dec 2023: Court House Capital Pty Ltd v RP Data Pty Limited [2023] FCAFC 192
    COSTS - appeal from costs order against third party litigation funder - where funding agreement did not indemnify against adverse costs orders - where successful party did not apply for security for costs in principal proceedings - where funder appeals exercise of discretion to award non-party costs order on basis of limited connection to…
    Judge: Charlesworth, Sarah C Derrington and Raper JJ
  • 1 Dec 2023: The Pokemon Company International, Inc v Pokemon Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] FCA 1507
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for default judgment pursuant to r 5.23 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - where application and supporting material not yet served on third respondent - whether hearing of application should proceed
    Judge: Yates J
  • 24 Nov 2023: The Epoch Holding Group Pty Ltd v Katz [2023] FCA 1468
    COSTS - whether costs order should be made - where, if costs order made, whether costs should be payable forthwith following the dismissal of an interlocutory application - where the application concerns access to documents - where the application has been rendered otiose by reason of access to documents being provided without final determination…
    Judge: Cheeseman J

Latest Speeches & Papers

More Speeches

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)
More Forms & Rules


To stay up-to-date with news in the Federal Court, including developments in this NPA, subscribe to our email subscription services.

We provide subscriptions to the latest judgments and events (by NPA); Practice News to keep up-to-date with changes to practice and procedure; and Daily Court Listings.

All Subscriptions

Was this page useful?

What did you like about it?

How can we make it better?

* This online submission is protected by captcha
Security key

Can't read the security key? Click here to get a new key