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
- 8 Dec 2023:
Court House Capital Pty Ltd v RP Data Pty Limited  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)  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  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
- 1 Mar 2018:
Ongoing patent infringement: Is injunctive relief an inevitable outcome? (Abstract)
Presented at the Journal of Equity Conference on 1 March 2018; published in the Journal of Equity in November 2018.
- 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.
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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