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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

  • 21 Jun 2019: Howden Australia Pty Ltd v Minetek Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 981
    EQUITY - interlocutory application -breach of confidence - whether the applicant has shown a sufficient likelihood of success to justify in the circumstances the preservation of the status quo pending the trial - balance of convenience - the interlocutory application, insofar as it remains undetermined, be dismissed
    Judge: Jagot J
  • 21 Jun 2019: Rodney Jane Racing Pty Ltd v Monster Energy Company [2019] FCA 923
    TRADE MARKS - registration - opposition - appeal from decision of Registrar of Trade Marks refusing registration - whether appellant had valid claim to ownership of marks at priority date - whether appellant intended to use or authorise use of marks at priority date - whether marks likely to deceive or cause confusion - appeal allowed EVIDENCE -…
    Judge: O'Bryan J
  • 20 Jun 2019: Key Logic Pty Ltd v Blue Groper Investments Pty Ltd (No 3) [2019] FCA 926
    COSTS - whether lump sum costs order should be made - whether any reason demonstrated that order should not be made - good reasons established - lump sum costs orders to be assessed by District Registrar
    Judge: Derrington 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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