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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

  • 22 Mar 2023: Energy Beverages LLC v Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd [2023] FCAFC 44
    TRADE MARKS - application for leave to appeal from judgment of a single judge of the Court pursuant to s 195(2) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (the Act) - where primary judge dismissed an appeal from the decision of a delegate of the Registrar of Trade Marks in opposition proceedings - where delegate granted respondent's application under s…
    Judge: Yates, Stewart and Rofe JJ
  • 14 Mar 2023: Boost Tel Pty Ltd v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 213
    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - application for urgent interlocutory injunction - alleged infringement of trade mark - whether prima facie case of trade mark infringement - whether balance of convenience favours grant of interlocutory injunction - held: interlocutory injunction granted
    Judge: Thawley J
  • 22 Feb 2023: Microsoft Corporation v CPL Notting Hill Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 144
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for a stay of execution of certificates of taxation pending determination of appeal - where stay granted due in part to respondents' earlier inability to pay damages awarded - where stay granted dissolved upon delivery of judgment - where no evidence of improved financial circumstances - application granted.
    Judge: Burley 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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