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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

  • 25 Nov 2022: Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Limited [2022] FCA 1413
    Copyright - application for "site blocking" orders under s 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in respect of "cyberlocker" known as Mixdrop - whether online location infringes or facilitates the infringement of copyright in applicants' and other copyright owners' films - whether online location has primary purpose or primary effect of infringing…
    Judge: Nicholas J
  • 21 Nov 2022: Australian Mud Company Pty Ltd v Globaltech Corporation Pty Ltd (No 4) [2022] FCA 1429
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- application for stay of injunction, orders for delivery-up and destruction of infringing materials and costs -- appropriate form of injunction following findings of patent infringement --whether grounds of appeal reasonably arguable -- whether appeal would be rendered nugatory absent a stay -- whether balance of…
    Judge: Rofe J
  • 17 Nov 2022: Federal Treasury Enterprise (FKP) Sojuzplodoimport v Spirits International B.V. (Security for Costs) [2022] FCA 1371
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for security for costs - where Cross-Claimants ordinarily resident outside Australia - whether security includes work that is not relevant - whether Cross-Respondent entitled to security for own amendment application - where Cross-Respondent owes Cross-Claimant amount exceeding security sought
    Judge: Perram 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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National Coordinating Judges

  • Nicholas J
  • Yates J
  • Burley J
  • Rofe J
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