Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up – 13 July 2015

An Australian Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up from the Commonwealth Courts portal for 6 July to 10 July 2015.

We advise our clients (whether as IP owners or as alleged infringers) and act for them in relation to patent litigation, trade mark litigation, registered design litigation, domain name, plant breeder’s rights, confidential information and copyright litigation.  Contact us here for more information on how we may be able to assist you.

Please note that the information in the tables below is correct as at the date of the posting but is subject to change.  Please check the Commonwealth Courts portal for the current status of any of the cases below.

 

Intellectual Property Cases Commenced

File No. Applicant(s) Respondent(s) Type Details
VID354/2015 Werner International POC Gmbh Hartman Pacific Pty Ltd Patent 7 July 2015
First Case Management Hearing

 

Case Developments

File No. Applicant(s) Respondent(s) Type Development
NSD1051/2014 Dallas Buyers Club, LLC iiNet Limited & Ors Copyright 6 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Judgment Reserved

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NSD657/2015 The Wild Wolf Company Wild & Wolf (Holdings) Ltd Trade mark 6 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Case Management Hearing set for 4 August 2015

NSD75/2015 Crown Resorts Limited and Anor Crown Group Holdings Pty Ltd and Ors Trade mark 6 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Directions set for 21 July 2015

NSD183/2015 JR Consulting & Drafting Pty Limited & Ors Ors v Robert Cummings & Ors Intellectual Property 6 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Full Court Hearing set for 17 August 2015

NSD142/2015 Imdex Global BV & Anor Globaltech Corporation Pty Ltd Patent 6 July 2015
Directions
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Case Management Conference set for 14 October 2015

NSD631/2015 Bekaert Wire Ropes Pty Ltd Haggie Reid Pty Ltd Patent 7 July 2015
Case Management Hearing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Case Management Conference set for 30 July 2015

SYG2363/2013 Ahiida Pty Ltd JB Trading Group Pty Ltd Design 7 July 2015
Directions
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Directions set for 15 July 2015

NSD775/2015 Concrete Mining Structures Pty Ltd Cellcrete Australia Pty Ltd & Anor Copyright 8 July 2015
Directions
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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QUD676/2014 John Scholtes Investments (No 1) Pty Ltd & Anor Bosch and Bird Investments Pty Ltd Patent 8 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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Directions set for 14 August 2015

NSD377/2015 Alfa Laval Corporate AB & Anor Heat Exchangers WA Pty Ltd & Anor Copyright 9 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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NSD613/2015 Moroccanoil Israel Ltd Aldi Foods Pty Ltd Trade mark 9 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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Directions set for 14 August 2015

NSD628/2015 Vibe Hotel Services Pty Ltd Best Western International Inc Trade mark 9 July 2015
Case Management Hearing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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Case Management Hearing set for 16 July 2015

SYG460/2015 Marshall Power Australia Pty Ltd Exide Australia Pty Ltd & Anor Trade mark 9 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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MLG1505/2014 Top Plus Pty Ltd Rainbow World Development Pty Ltd & Ors Copyright 10 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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NSD458/2015 Zanell Pty Ltd MYOB Technology Pty Ltd Trade mark 10 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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Interlocutory Hearing set for 30 July 2015

NSD524/2014 City Index Limited Citigroup Inc Trade mark 10 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing
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First Directions set for 7 August 2015

NSD546/2015 Thomas International Ltd Humantech Pty Ltd & Ors Infringement 26 June 2015
Directions
Adjourned – Pre-Hearing

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Interlocutory Hearing set for 10 July 2015

NSD558/2014 Nichia Corporation Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd Patent 10 July 2015
Judgment
Adjourned – Part-Heard

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View judgement here

VID263/2015 Jax Quickfit Franchising Systems Pty Ltd Quick Fit Tyre & Auto Service Pty Ltd & Anor Trade mark 10 July 2015
Case Management Hearing

Directions set for 28 August 2015

 

Finalised Cases

File No Applicant(s) Respondent(s) Type Outcome
NSD200/2015 Synlait Milk Limited Synlait Pty Ltd Trade mark 10 July 2015
Administrative Listing
Finalised – Dismissed By Consent
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BCSE(Hons) MIP FIPTA

Mark’s academic background is in computer science and electrical engineering. He assists clients in obtaining and enforcing their intellectual property rights in the areas of software, electronics and engineering. Prior to joining Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Mark worked with a major Australian car manufacturer within their Current and Past Model Engineering group.