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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

  • 26 Sep 2023: Red Hill Wine Pty Ltd v Red Hill Vineyard Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1151
    COSTS - where party failed to file notice of objection within 21 day time period after estimate issued by Registrar - where party seeks to have the time extended and file notice of objection to estimate of costs - whether reason for delay and merits of the notice of objection sufficient to allow orders sought - application dismissed
    Judge: Rofe J
  • 22 Sep 2023: Sanofi v Amgen Inc. (No 2) [2023] FCA 1156
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - patents - appeal from decision of a delegate of the Commissioner of Patents in opposition proceedings - application seeking orders pursuant to r 5.04 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) limiting evidence to be relied on at the hearing of the appeal - where respondent intends to tender declarations relied on before the…
    Judge: Yates J
  • 21 Sep 2023: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc v Zoetis Services LLC [2023] FCA 1119
    PATENTS - three patent applications on appeal from a decision of a delegate of the Commissioner of Patents - patent applications disclose supernatant vaccine for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), a disease affecting pigs - applications include a platform, a bivalent and a multivalent vaccine - validity EVIDENCE - challenge to independence of…
    Judge: Rofe 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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