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USEFUL LINKS
 
Note on the Useful Links page:
For prescribed cases and legislation please refer to the current Subject Guide. Content on the Useful Links page is provided for additional and sometimes historical research and comparison.
 
LEGISLATION and TREATIES


Copyright Act 1968

Copyright Regulations 1969
Designs Act 2003
Designs Regulations
Circuit Layouts Act 1989
Patents Act 1990
Patents Regulations
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987
Sydney 2000 Games (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 1996
Trade Marks Act 1995
Fair Trading Act 1987

Berne Convention
Universal Copyright Convention
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

 

UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH SITES
 
Intellectual Property links - AustLII
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre - Oxford University
 
GOVERNMENT SITES


Copyright Information
- Australian Government Attorney-General's Department
IP Australia - trade marks, patents, designs
Department of Communications and the Arts 
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

 
ONLINE PUBLICATIONS


ALRC 74 - Designs, 1995 - Australian Law Reform Commission report
Digital Technology Law Journal - Online publication produced by the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Law Institute, Murdoch University
Bringing Australian Copyright Law into the Global Age - Michael Blakeney & Fiona Macmillan

 
OTHER RELEVANT SITES

Australian Copyright Council
 
Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)
 
Arts Law Centre of Australia - Information on contracts, copyright, insurance, defamation, business structures,employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

International

The Copyright Website
World Intellectual Property Organisation 
US Patents and Trade Marks Office 
US Copyright Office
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
IP Menu

 
CASES AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET


1. INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Victoria Park Racing and Recreation Grounds v Taylor (1937) 58 CLR 479
Grain Pool of WA v The Commonwealth [2000] HCA 14

2. COPYRIGHT

Copyright as property

Pacific Film Laboratories v Commissioner of Taxation (1970) 121 CLR 154
Australian Olympic Committee Inc v Big Fights Inc [1999] FCA 1042; (1999) 46 IPR 53

Subsistence criteria

Computer Edge v Apple Computer (1986) 161 CLR 171
Autodesk v Dyason (1992) 173 CLR 330
Powerflex Services v Data Access Corp (1997) 75 FCR 108
Data Access Corp v Powerflex Services [1999] HCA 49; (1999) 202 CLR 1
Autocaps (Aust) Pty Ltd v Pro-Kit Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 1315; (1999) 46 IPR 339
Microsoft Corp v Business Boost Pty Limited [2000] FCA 1651; (2000) 49 IPR 573
Telstra Corp Ltd. v Desktop Marketing Systems Pty Ltd. [2001] FCA 612; (2001) 51 IPR 257 (appeal heard and decision reserved).
Australian Video Retailers Association Ltd. v Warner Home Video Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1719; (2001) 53 IPR 242 (DVDs)
Pacific Gaming Pty. Ltd. v Aristocrat Leisure Industries Pty. Ltd [2001] FCA 1636 (2002) AIPC 91-759
Milwell Pty Ltd v Olympic Amusements Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 63; (1999) 85 FCR 436
Phonographic Performance Company of Australia v Federation of Australian Commercial Television Stations (1998) 195 CLR 158
Galaxy Electronics v Sega Enterprises (1997) 75 FCR 8
Australian Video Retailers Association Ltd. v Warner Home Video Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1719; (2001) 53 IPR 242 (DVDs)
TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd v Network Ten Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 108; (2001) 108 FCR 235 ["The Panel Case"]
TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd v Network Ten Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1282
A-One Accessory Imports v Off Road Imports (1996) 65 FCR 478
Roland Corp v Lorenzo and Sons (1991) 33 FCR 111

Ownership and exploitation of rights

Kockums AB v Commonwealth of Australia [2001] FCA 398
British Horseracing Board Ltd. v William Hill Organization Ltd (2001) 51 IPR 488 (example of the UK implementation of the EU Databases Directive as a sui generis form of protection).
Redrock Holdings Pty Ltd. v Hinkley [2001] VSC 91; (2001) 50 IPR 565
O'Brien v Komesaroff (1982) 150 CLR 310
Trumpet Software v OzEmail (1996) 34 IPR 481
Amalgamated Television Services v Foxtel Digital Cable Television (1996) 66 FCR 75
Cortis Exhaust Systems Pty Ltd. v Kitten Software Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1189; (2001) ATPR 41-837; (2001) Aust Contract R 90-135
Quanta Software International Pty Ltd. v Computer Management Services Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1459; (2001) AIPC 91-757

Infringement

Milpurrurru v Indofurn Pty. Ltd (1994) 54 FCR 240
Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd. v Marks & Spencer plc [2001] UKHL 38; [2001] 3 All ER 977
Zeccola v Universal City Studios (1982) 67 FLR 225
Nationwide News v Copyright Agency Limited (1996) 65 FCR 399
Ferntree Homes Pty Ltd. v Bohan [2002] FCA 16; (2002) AIPC 91-781
Avel v Multicoin Amusements (1990) 171 CLR 88
Australasian Performing Right Association v Commonwealth Bank of Australia (1992) 40 FCR 59
Telstra Corp v Australasian Performing Right Association (1997) 191 CLR 140
Australian Video Retailers Association Ltd. v Warner Home Video Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1719; (2001) 53 IPR 242
University of New South Wales v Moorhouse (1975) 133 CLR 1
Australasian Performing Right Association v Jain (1990) 26 FCR 53
Bouvet v Minister for the Arts [2001] FCA 195
Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) Ltd v CEL Music Pty Ltd [2002] FCA 193 (Conti J, 6 March 2002).
Interstate Parcel Express Co v Time Life International (Nederlands) (1977) 138 CLR 534
Computermate Products (Aust) v Ozi-Soft [1988] FCA 7
Raben Footwear v Polygram Records (1997) 75 FCR 88; [1997] 370 FCA
King v Milpurrurru (1996) 66 FCR 474

Defences

The Commonwealth v John Fairfax (1981) 147 CLR 39
De Garis v Neville Jeffress Pidler (1990) 37 FCR 99
Compagnie Industrielle de Precontrainte et D'Equipment des Constructions SA v First Melbourne Securities Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 660; (1999) 44 IPR 512
Cortis Exhaust Systems Pty Ltd. v Kitten Software Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1189; (2001) ASAL 55-069; (2001) ATPR 41-837; (2001) Aust Contract R 90-135

Remedies and penalties

Autodesk Australia v Cheung [1990] FCA 97
Milwell Pty Ltd v Olympic Amusements Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 63; (1999) 85 FCR 436
Microsoft Corp v Goodview Electronics Pty Limited [2000] FCA 1852; (2000) 49 IPR 578
Australian Performing Rights Association v Pashalidis [2000] FCA 1032; (2000) 48 IPR 610
Kabushiki Kaisha Sony Computer Entertainment v Stevens [2001] FCA 1379; (2001) ATPR 41-846
Asia Television Ltd. v Yau's Entertainment Pty Ltd (No 3) [2001] FCA 811
Ly v Jenkins (2001) 187 ALR 178; [2001] FCA 1640
Pioneer Electronics Australia Pty Ltd v Lee [2000] FCA 1926; (2001) 108 FCR 216

3. INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Requirements for registration

Wolanski's Design (1953) 88 CLR 278
Malleys v J W Tomlin (1961) 180 CLR 120
Richsell v Khoury (1995) 32 IPR 289
Minquip Pty Ltd v Mining Supplies Australia Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1378; (2001) 52 IPR 513
Press-Form v Henderson's (1993) 40 FCR 274

Infringement

Firmagroup Australia v Byrne and Davidson Doors (Vic) (1987) 180 CLR 483
Dart Industries v The Decor Corp (1989) 15 IPR 403
Turbo Tek Enterprises v Sperling Enterprises (1989) 23 FCR 331
Elconnex v Gerard Industries (1991) 32 FCR 491
Lift Verkaufsgerate v Fischer Plastics (1993) 27 IPR 187
Oakley v Oslu Import & Export Pty Limited [2000] FCA 700; (2000) 48 IPR 32
Conrol Pty. Ltd. v Meco McCallums Pty. Ltd (1997) 80 FCR 264; [1997] 1407 FCA
Gerard Industries v Auswide Import Export (1998) 40 IPR 119; [1998] 41 FCA
McCallum & Co Pty Ltd v Allen Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 488; (2001) 52 IPR 550 (appeal dismissed in Allen Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd v McCallum & Co Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1838); (2001) 53 IPR 400)

Design and copyright overlap

Hosokawa Micron International v Fortune (1990) 26 FCR 393
Ametex Fabrics v C and F Fabrics (1992) 38 FCR 415
Amalgamated Mining Services v Warman International (1992) 24 IPR 461

4. CIRCUIT LAYOUTS ACT 1989

Nintendo Co v Centronics Systems (1994) 181 CLR 134

5. PATENTS

Requirements for patentability

NV Phillips Gloeilamopenfabrieken v Mirabella International (1995) 183 CLR 655
Advanced Building Systems v Ramset Fasteners (1998) 194 CLR 171
National Research Development Corp v Commissioner of Patents (1959) 102 CLR 252
Kiren-Amgen v Board of Regents of University of Washington (1996) 33 IPR 557
Joos v Commissioner of Patents (1972) 126 CLR 611
Anaesthetic Supplies v Rescare (1994) 50 FCR 1
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co v F H Faulding (1998) 41 IPR 467; [1998] 860 FCA
Bristol-Myers Squibb v F H Faulding & Co Limited (2000) 97 FCR 524 [2000] FCA 316
International Business Machines v Smith (1991) 33 FCR 218
CCOM v Jiejing (1994) 51 FCR 260
HPM Industries v Gerard Industries (1957) 98 CLR 424
Nicaro Holdings v Martin Engineering (1990) 16 IPR 545
MJA Scientifics International v S C Johnson & Son [1998] 1466 FCA; (1998) 43 IPR 287.
Longworth v Emerton (1951) 83 CLR 539
Elconnex v Gerard Industries (1993) 25 IPR 173
Kimberley-Clark Australia v Arico Trading International (2001) 50 IPR 513; [2001] HCA 8
Firebelt Pty Limited v Brambles Australia Limited [2000] FCA 1689; (2000) 51 IPR 531
Samuel Taylor v SA Brush Co (1950) 83 CLR 617
Leonardis v Sartas No 1 (1996) 67 FCR 126

Infringement

E Street Enterprises v CPS Housewares (1996) 36 IPR 431
The Nesbit Evans Group Australia v Impro (1997) 39 IPR 56; [1997] 1092 FCA
Aktiebolaget Hassle v Alphapharm Pty Ltd [2000] FCA 1303; (2000) 51 IPR 375
Great Western Pty Limited v Grove Hill Pty Limited [2001] FCA 423
ICI Chemicals & Polymers v Lubrizol (2000) 106 FCR 214 [2000] FCA 1349

Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994

Sun World Inc v Registrar of Plant Variety Rights (1997) 75 FCR 528 [1997] 924 FCA
The Grain Pool of WA v The Commonwealth [2000] HCA 14

6. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Elements of an action

Abbasi v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs [2001] FCA 1274
Idoport Pty Ltd. v National Australia Bank Ltd [2001] NSWSC 1024
Industrial Rollformers Pty Ltd. v Ingersoll-Rand (Australia) Ltd [2001] NSWCA 111; (2001) Aust Contract R 90-129.
National Roads and Motorists' Association Ltd. (NRMA) v Geeson (2001) 39 ACSR 401; [2001] NSWSC 832
Spincode Pty Ltd. v Look Software Pty Ltd [2001] VSCA 248
Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd. v Marsmark Auto Pty Ltd [2001] NSWSC 516
Candle Australia Ltd v Keeley [1999] VSC 305
Mackintosh International College Pty Ltd. v Solao [2001] QSC 443
NP Generations Pty Ltd. v Feneley (2001) 80 SASR 151
Uniflex (Australia) Pty Ltd. v Hanneybel [2001] WASC 138
RGC Mineral Sands Ltd v Wimmera Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd (1999) 47 IPR 115
Halliday & Nicholas Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd. v Corsiatto [2001] NSWCA 188; (2001) 11 ANZ Ins Cas 61-505
Smith Kline and French Laboratories (Australia) v Secretary to Department of Community Services and Health (1991) 28 FCR 291
Maggbury Pty Ltd. v Hafele Australia Pty Ltd [2001] HCA 70; (2001) 185 ALR 152
Mullins v Rothschild (2001) 120 A Crim R 574; [2001] TASSC 76
R v P [2001] NSWCA 473

Public interest defence

Commonwealth v John Fairfax (1980) 147 CLR 39
A-G (UK) v Heinemann Publishers Australia (1987) 10 NSWLR 86; (1988) 165 CLR 30
Minister for Mineral Resources v Newcastle Newspapers (1997) 40 IPR 403
Imutran Ltd. v Uncaged Campaigns Ltd [2001] 2 All ER 385 [2001] EWHC Ch 31
Venables v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2001] 1 All ER 908 [2001] EWHC QB 32

Remedies

Cashman v Ackland [2001] NSWSC 863
Coulter v Nunan [2001] VSC 112

7. BUSINESS REPUTATION

Passing off

ConAgra v McCain Foods (Aust) (1992) 33 FCR 302
Apand Pty Ltd v Kettle Chip Co Pty Ltd (No 2) [1999] FCA 483; (1999) 88 FCR 568
Applied Business Technology Pty Ltd v Grandmaster Computers Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 36; (1999) 44 IPR 131
SAP Australia Pty Ltd v Sapient Australia Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 1821; (1999) 48 IPR 593
Red Bull Australia Pty Ltd. v Sydneywide Distributors Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 1228
Earthtech Consultants (Qld) Pty Ltd. v Earth Tech Engineering Pty. Ltd [2001] QSC 38
Pacific Dunlop v Hogan (1989) 23 FCR 553
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp v The South Australian Brewing Co (1996) 66 FCR 451
Apand v Kettle Chip Co (1995) 30 IPR 321
Pioneer Electronics Australia Pty Ltd. v Lee [2000] FCA 1926; (2001) 108 FCR 216
Australian Exhibitions and Conferences Pty Ltd. v Australian Exhibition Services Pty Ltd [2001] VSC 226

Trade Practices Act 1974, Fair Trading Act 1987

Concrete Constructions (NSW) v Nelson (1990) 169 CLR 594
Plimer v Roberts (1997) 80 FCR 303 [1997] 1361 FCA
TGI Friday's Australia Pty Ltd v TGI Friday's Inc [1999] FCA 304; (1999) 45 IPR 43.
Mark Foys Pty Ltd v TVSN Ltd (2000) 104 FCR 61
Parkdale Custom Built Furniture v Puxu (1982) 149 CLR 191
Hornsby Building Information Centre v Sydney Building Information Centre (1978) 140 CLR 216
Sydney Markets Ltd. v Sydney Flower Market Pty. Ltd [2002] FCA 124
Interlego v Croner Trading (1992) 39 FCR 348

8. TRADE MARKS

Meaning of trade mark

Australian Trade Commission v Disktravel [1999] FCA 1399; (1999) 91 FCR 374
Registrar of Trade Marks v Woolworths Ltd [1999] FCA 1020; (1999) 93 FCR 365
A-G (NSW) v Brewery Employees Union (New South Wales) (1908) 6 CLR 469

Registrable trade marks

Registrar of Trade Marks v Muller (1980) 144 CLR 37
Howard Auto-Cultivators v Webb Industries (1946) 72 CLR 175
Mark Foy's v Davies Coop (1956) 95 CLR 190
Eclipse Sleep Products v Registrar of Trade Marks (1957) 99 CLR 300
Advantage-Rent-A-Car Inc v Advantage Car Rental Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 683; (2001) 52 IPR 24
Frito-Lay Trading Co GmbH v Aldi Stores Ltd Partnership [2001] FCA 969; (2001) 52 IPR 410 (overturned by Aldi Stores Ltd Partnership v Frito-Lay Trading Co GmbH [2001] FCA 1874)
Clark Equipment Co v Registrar of Trade Marks (1964) 111 CLR 511
Burger King Corp v Registrar of Trade Marks (1973) 128 CLR 417
Powell v Glow Zone Products (1998) 39 IPR 506
Blount Inc v Registrar of Trade Marks (1998) 83 FCR 50
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc v Registrar of Trade Marks [2000] FCA 177; (2000) 47 IPR 579
Dr Martens Australia Pty Ltd v Figgins Holdings Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 461; (1999) 44 IPR 281
Kenman Kandy Australia Pty Ltd v Registrar of Trade Marks [2001] FCA 1047; (2001) 52 IPR 137 (currently being appealed; appeal reserved.)

Restrictions on registration

Aston v Harlee Manufacturing Co (1960) 103 CLR 391
Moorgate Tobacco Co v Philip Morris (1984) 156 CLR 414
Registrar of Trade Marks v Woolworths Ltd [1999] FCA 1020; (1999) 93 FCR 365
Anheuser-Busch v Castlebrae (1991) 32 FCR 64
Southern Cross Refrigerating v Toowoomba Foundry (1954) 91 CLR 592
Berlei Hestia Industries v The Bali Co (1973) 129 CLR 353
Campomar Sociedad Limitada v Nike International Limited [2000] HCA 12
CA Henschke & Co v Rosemount Estates Pty Ltd [2000] FCA 1539; (2000) 52 IPR 42

Opposition/rectification of the register

Unilever Aust Ltd v Karounos [2001] FCA 1132; (2001) 52 IPR 361
New South Wales Dairy Corp v Murray-Goulburn Co-operative Co (1990) 171 CLR 363
Australian Co-operative Foods Ltd v Norco Co-operative Ltd [1999] NSWSC 274; (1999) 46 NSWLR 267
Estex Clothing Manufacturers v Ellis and Goldstein (1966) 116 CLR 254
Conquip Holdings Pty Ltd v S & A Restaurant Corp [2000] FCA 256
Le Cravatte Di Pancaldi SRL v Camiceria Pancaldi & B SLR (1999) 45 IPR 533
Registrar of Trade Marks v Woolworths Ltd [1999] FCA 1020; (1999) F93 FCR 365
Woolly Bull Enterprises Pty Ltd v Reynolds [2001] FCA 261; (2001) 107 FCR 166
Soncini v Registrar of Trade Marks [2001] FCA 333; (2001) 109 FCR 548

The registered proprietor

Shell Company of Australia v Esso Standard Oil (Australia) (1963) 109 CLR 407
South Australian Brewing Co Pty Ltd v Carlton & United Breweries Ltd [2001] FCA 902; (2001) 185 ALR 719
Coca-Cola Co v All-Fect Distributors Ltd [1999] FCA 1721; (1999) 96 FCR 107
Kellogg Co v Societe des Produits Nestle SA (1999) 45 IPR 657
Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV v Remington Products Australia Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 816; (1999) 91 FCR 167
Australian Chinese Newspapers Pty Ltd v Chinese Press Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 651
Montana Tyres Rims & Tubes v Transport Tyre Sales (1998) 41 IPR 301
Transport Tyre Sales Pty Ltd v Montana Tyres Rims & Tubes Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 329; (1999) 93 FCR 167
Sony Computer Entertainment Aust Pty Ltd v Jakopcevic [2001] FCA 1520
South Australian Brewing Co Pty Ltd v Saturno's Admin Pty Ltd [2001] FCA 431
Pioneer Electronic Corp v Registrar of Trade Marks (1977) 137 CLR 670
Transport Tyre Sales Pty Ltd v Montana Tyres Rims & Tubes Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 329; (1999) 93 FCR 167

Other protection of marks

Australia Olympic Committee Inc v Calder [2000] FCA 943; (2000) 49 IPR 39

10. OVERLAP OF CATEGORIES OF PROTECTION: COPYRIGHT/ PERFORMERS' PROTECTION/ BUSINESS REPUTATION/ TRADE MARKS

Philips Electronics NV v Remington Products Australia (1998) 39 IPR 303 [1997] 1384 FCA
Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV v Remington Products Australia Pty Ltd [1999] FCA 816; (1999) 91 FCR 167
Miller v Britt Allcroft (Thomas) LLC [2000] FCA 1724; (2000) 52 IPR 419
Mark Foys Pty Limited v TVSN (Pacific) Limited [2000] FCA 1626; (2000) 104 FCR 61

 

 

 

 

 


 

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