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Interesting Cases (Alphabetical)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

A2B Telecommunications Pty Ltd v Hinkley & Anor

A & A Records Inc and Ors v Internet Site known as Fresh Kutz and Anor

AAV Australia Pty Ltd v ISIS Broadcast Media Pty Ltd

ACCC v Internic Technology Pty Ltd

Acohs Pty Ltd v R.A. Bashford Consulting Pty Ltd

Admar Computers Pty Ltd v Ezy Systems Pty Ltd & Ors

Against Gravity Apparel, Inc against Quarterdeck Corporation

Akai Pty Ltd v The People's Insurance Company Ltd

Re Alappat

Anderson Consulting LLP v J Baker, Inc.

Andrew Cash and Co Investments v John Porter & Ors

Apscore International Pty Ltd v Grand Canyon Technologies Pty Ltd & Ors

Associated Newspapers Ltd v. Bancks

Asymetrix Asia Pacific Pty Ltd v Electronic Resources Australia (Vic) Pty Ltd

Atari Games Corporation v Nintendo, Inc

The Athlete's Foot Australia Pty Ltd (AF)v Divergent Technologies Pty Ltd (DT)

Atlantis Corp Pty ltd v Schindler

AT&T Corp v Excel Communications, Inc

Australian Communications & Media Authority v Clarity1 Pty Ltd and Wayne Robert Mansfield

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v International Technology Holdings Pty Ltd ("ITH")

Australian Computer Evaluation Consultants Pty Ltd and Anor v Datbury Pty Ltd and Ors

Australian Securities Commission v Somerville

Autodesk Australia Pty Ltd and Anor v Cheung

Autodesk Inc v Dyason

Autodesk Inc & Ors v Ginos Engineers Pty Ltd & Anor

Avel Pty Ltd v. Multicoin Amusements Pty Ltd

Aveling v UBS Capital Markets Australia Holdings Ltd

Avid Marketing Inc v Microchip Identification Systems Pty Ltd

Azuko Pty v Old Digger Pty Ltd

Azuko Pty Ltd & Anor v Old Digger Pty Ltd A35/2001 (15 March 2002)

B

Bailey v Namol Pty Limited

Bateman v. Slatyer

Belegging-en Exploitatiemaatschappij Laender BV v Witten Industrial Diamonds Ltd

Beta Computers (Europe) Ltd v Adobe Systems (Europe Pty Ltd)

Biosciences Research Centre Pty Ltd v Plenary Research Pty Ltd

Blake Hall v Brad LaRonde

B M Auto Sales Pty Ltd v Budget Rent A Car System Pty Ltd

Bowman v. Monsanto Co. et al.

Bristol-Myers Co v Beecham Group Ltd

Broderbund Software Inc v Computermate Products (Australia) Pty Ltd

Broderbund Software Inc and Anor v Computermate Products (Australia) Pty Ltd and Anor

British Telecommunications plc and Anor v One in a Million Ltd and Ors

British Telecommunications plc v Rodrigues

Brown v Village Roadshow Corporation Limited & Ors

Bryan v Maloney

Bryanston Finance Ltd v de Vries

BT (Australasia) Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales & Anor (No 9)

The Builders Warehouse Group Ltd t/as Campbells Hardware and Timber v Multinail Australia Pty Ltd

C

Caltex Oil (Australia) Pty Ltd v. The Dredge "Willemstad"

Caparo Industries plc v Dickman

Caslec Industries Pty Ltd v. Windhover Data Systems

CCOM Pty Ltd v Jiejing Pty Ltd

Chippendale Printing Co Pty Limited v Spunaline Pty Limited & Anor

Re Chocolaterie Guylian NV

Church of Spiritual Technology ("CTS") and Ors v Dataweb B.V. and Ors

Civic Transport Services Pty Ltd v Wacher Pty Ltd

Clark Equipment Co v Registrar of Trade Marks

Coca-Cola Company v All-Fect Distributors

Colbeam Palmer Ltd v Stock Affiliates Pty Ltd

Commissioner of Taxation (Cth) v Just Jeans Pty Ltd

Commonwealth of Australia v Oceantalk Australia Pty Ltd and Anor

CompuServe Inc v Patterson

Computer Edge v Apple Computer Inc.

Computer Interchange Pty Ltd and Anor v Microsoft Corporation Pty Limited

Coogi Australia Pty Ltd v Hysport International Pty Ltd

Re Cooper’s Application for a Patent

Corby v Allen & Unwin Pty Limited

Corcoran v Sullivan

Costa v GR & IE Daking Pty Ltd

Cox v Riley

CR Bard Inc v M3 Sys Inc

Creation Records and Ors v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Creative Labs Inc and Anor v Cyrix Corporation and Ors

C-Shirt Pty Ltd v Barnett Marketing & Management Pty Ltd and Ors

CSIRO v Gilbert and Hazlewood

CSP Computer Security Products Pty Ltd v Security Dynamics Technologies Inc ("SDT") and Megatec Pty Ltd

Cybersell Inc v Cybersell Inc and Ors

D

Diamond v Diehr

Darlinghurst Futures Ltd v Dalco Australia Pty Ltd

Data Access Corporation Inc v Power Access Services Pty Ltd

Data Access Corporation v Powerflex & others

Dataflow Computer Services Pty Ltd and Cedent Software Corporation v Daniel Nicholson

Data Concepts, Inc v Digital Consulting, Inc

David Fasold & Anor v Allen Roberts & Anor

Davies Shephard Pty Ltd v Stack

Dependable Database Data Pty Ltd v ABI - Australian Business Information Pty Ltd and Neville

Devefi Pty Limited v Mateffy Perl Nagy Pty Ltd

Dynamic Supplies Pty Limited v Tonnex International Pty Limited

DSL Group Limited v Unisys International Services Limited

E

Eagle Homes Pty Ltd v Austec Homes Pty Ltd

Ecolab Pty Ltd v Klen International Pty Ltd & Ors

Ethicon Inc v United States Surgical Corp

F

Falkenhagen v Polemate Pty Ltd

Fina Oil & Chem Co v Ewan

Finlay v R & I Bank of WA Ltd

Fomento Industrial SA v Mentmore Manufacturing Co Ltd

Ford Motor Credit Co. v Swarens

Furniss v Fitchett

G

Gates v City Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd

Gatt and Anor v Norlin (Trading as Norlin Dental)

G Breschi & Son Pty Ltd V AFT Ltd

Geko Internet v Geko

Generate Group Pty Limited v Sea-Tech Automation Pty Limited

Geoffrey McHattan v Australian Specialised Vehicle Systems Pty Ltd and Anor ("ASVS")

G.M. (North Melbourne) Holdings Pty Ltd v Young Kelly Pty Ltd and Ors

Godecke v Kirwan

Golden Editions Pty Ltd and Hughes v Polygram Pty Ltd and Ors

Google, Inc v American Blind & Wallpaper Factory, Inc

Government Employees Insurance Company v Google, Inc

Granitgard P/L v Termicide Pest Control P/L (No 5)

Grant v The Commissioner of Patents

Grove Hill Pty Ltd v Great Western Corporation Pty Ltd

H

Hall v Sherman

Hannah Films, Inc (“Hannah”) v Micron Electronics, Inc. (“Micron”)

Harris v. CSIRO

Hedler Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd

Henjo Investments Pty Ltd v Collins Marrickville Pty Ltd

Helen Reddy v Anton Hughes & Ors

Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd v Ministry of Defence and Northern Ireland Office

Hess v Advanced Cardiovascular Sys, Inc

Hill & Hill v Gateway 2000 Inc

Hotline Communications and Ors v Adam Hinkley and Ors

Home Office v Harman

Hotmail Corporation (“Hotmail”) v Van$ Money Pie Inc (“VMP”)

Houghton v Arms

Hyperlaw Inc v West Publishing Company

I

ICI Chemicals & Polymers Ltd v Lubrizol Corporation Inc

Re Innovation Patent by Peter Szabo and Associates Pty Ltd

Re Innovation Patent by Steven John Grant

Intel Corporation v Intelec Engineering Pty Ltd [2006] ATMO 38 (8 May 2006)

Interest Research Bureau Pty Ltd v Interest Recount Pty Ltd and Others

J

J. Sainsbury plc v One in a Million Ltd and Ors

James McNaughton Papers Group Ltd v Hicks Anderson & Co

Joseph Guss v Law Institute of Victoria Ltd

JWH Group Pty Ltd & Anor v Kimpura Pty Ltd & Anor

K

Kendall Co v Mulsyn Paint and Chemicals

Kenman Kandy Australia Pty Ltd v Registrar of Trade Marks

Kennedy v Baker

King & Rylands v Milpurrurru, Marika, Payunka and The Public Trustee for the Northern Territory

KMA Corporation Pty Ltd v G&F Productions Pty Ltd

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV v Remington Products Australia Pty Ltd

Kyocera Mita Australia Pty Ltd v Mitronics Corporation Pty Ltd

L

Ladbroke plc v One in a Million Ltd and Ors

Lasernett Pty Ltd v Hewlett-Packard Company

Laurence Godfrey v Demon Internet Limited

Led Builders Pty Ltd v Eagle Homes Pty Ltd

Levi Strauss v Shilon

Life Savers (Australia) Ltd’s Application

Lockheed Martin Corporation v Network Solutions Inc

London Economics (Aust) Pty Ltd v Frontier Economics Pty Ltd

Lord Keith of Kinkel in Harman v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Lott v JBW & Friends Pty Ltd

Lotus Development Corporation v Borland International Inc

M

Mackay Sugar Co-Operative Association Ltd v CSR Ltd

Maggbury Pty Ltd v Hafele Australia Pty Ltd

Malibu Boats West Inc v Catanese

MA Mortenson Company, Inc v Timberline Software Corporation and Software Data Systems, Inc

Marine Engineering & Generator Services Pty Ltd v The State of Queensland (Queensland Emergency Services)

Marks & Spencer plc v One in a Million Ltd and Ors

Marobie-FL Inc v National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors ("NAFED") and Anor

McDonalds Corporation v Dax Prop CC and Anor

McDonalds Corporation v Joburgers Drive-Inn Restaurant (Pty ) Ltd and Anor

MCV, Inc v King-Seeley Thermos Co

Metallizing Engineering Co v Kenyon Bearing & Auto Parts Co

Microsoft Corporation and Anor v Adelong Electronics Pty Ltd

Microsoft Corporation and Anor v Atifo Pty Ltd and Ors

Microsoft Corporation and Anor v Business Boost Pty Ltd and Ors

Microsoft Corporation and Anor v Goodview Electronics Pty Limited and Anor

Microsoft Corporation v Auschina Polaris Pty Ltd & Ors

Micro Star v Formgen, Inc and Apogee Software Ltd

Mishawaka Rubber & Woollen Mfg. Co. v S.S. Kresge Co

Mincom Ltd v Oniqua Ltd

Moorgate Tobacco Co Ltd v Philip Morris Ltd (No.2)

Morgan v Seaward

Mueller Brass Co v Reading Industries

Mulley v Manifold

Murex Diagnostics Australia Pty Ltd v Chiron Corporation

Muscat v Le

Musidor BV v. Robert William Tansing

N

The National Basketball Association v Motorola

National Research Development Corporation v Commissioner of Patents

Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Nettlefold Advertising Pty Ltd v Nettlefold Signs Pty Ltd

Nintendo Co Ltd v Centronics Systems Pty Ltd

Ni-Tech Pty Ltd v Bruce Peter Parker & Ors

Nokia Corporation v Liu

NT Power Generation Pty Ltd v Power & Water Authority

O

Oggi Advertising Limited v Cameron Bruce McKenzie and Ors

Old Digger Pty Ltd v Azuko Pty Ltd

P

Panavision International LP v Toeppen

Paramedical Services Pty Ltd v The Ambulance Service of New South Wales

Paramount Pictures Corporation v Starwon Enterprises Pty Ltd and Ors

Pasini v Vanstone

Patmont Motor Werks, Inc ("Patmont") v Gateway Marine, Inc, et al ("Gateway")

Percy v General Motors-Holden's Pty Ltd

Philips Electronics NV v Remington Consumer Products

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (“PPCA”) v Federation of Australian Commercial Television Stations

Pioneer Electronics Australia P/L v Edge Technology P/L

Pitman Training Ltd and Anor v Nominet UK and Anor

Playboy Enterprises Inc v Chuckleberry Publishing Inc & others

Playboy Enterprises Inc v Calvin Designer Label & Ors

Playboy Enterprises, Inc v Webbworld, Inc

Plenary Research Pty Ltd v Biosciences Research Centre Pty Ltd

Polaroid Corp. v. Polarad Elect. Corp.

Polygram Records v Raben Footware

Powerflex Pty Ltd v Data Access Corporation

Probiz Business Software & Anor ("Probiz") v Magee & Ors ("Magee")

ProCD v Matthew Zeidenberg & Silken Mountain Web Services Inc

ProCD Inc v Zeidenberg

Professional Development Inc v Yoga Magik Pty

Progressive Mailing House Pty Ltd v. Tabali Pty Ltd

Q

Quad Graphics, Inc v Southern Adirondack Library System ("SALS")

Quanta Software International v Quanta Systems Ltd

R

R v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation

R v Megabyte Magnetic Industrial Co Ltd

R D Werner & Co Inc v Bailey Aluminium Products Pty Ltd

Real Tech Systems Integration Pty Ltd and Anor v Douglas Sidney Meuross and Anor

The Reack Group Pty Ltd & Anor v Data Connection Pty Ltd Unreported Vic Supreme Court (25 May 1995)

Redflex and Anor v American Traffic Systems Inc and Anor

Redrock Holdings P/L v Adam Hinkley & Ors

Refrigerated Express Lines (A/Asia) Pty Ltd v Australian Meat and livestock Corp

Rook v Maynard

S

Sanderson Computer Pty Ltd v McDonnell Information Systems Pty Ltd & Anor

SAP Australia Pty Ltd and SAP Aktiengesellschaft (“SAP Ag”) v Sapient Australia Pty Ltd

Scheuer v Bell & Ors

Schott Musik International GMBH & Co & Ors v Colossal Records of Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Sega Enterprises Ltd v Accolade, Inc

Sega Enterprises Ltd & Anor v Galaxy Electronics Pty Ltd & Anor

SF Hotel Company , L.P. v Energy Investments, Inc, Bengt Horenberg, Sierra Beach Hotel, Inc, Claese Johansen, Inge Pettersson, and Gene Tracy

Shell Company of Australia Ltd v Esso Standard Oil (Australia) Ltd

The Shetland Times Ltd v Wills and Zetnews Ltd

Shoalhaven City Council v Firedam Civil Engineering Pty Ltd

Slater v Bissett

Softel Inc v Dragon Medical and Scientific Communications Inc and Ors

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd v Jakopcevic

Re Sony Kabushiki Kaisha

Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) Ltd v University of Tasmania

Sorby v Commonwealth

St Albans v City and District Council and International Computers Ltd

Stark v Advanced Magnetics, Inc

State Street Bank & Trust Co v Signature Financial Group

Stephen Peter Byrne v University of Melbourne

Stevens v Kabushiki Kaisha Sony Computer Entertainment & Ors

Stephenson Blake (Holdings) Limited v Streets Heaver Limited

Sunstrum and Payette v Boland

Superguide Corporation v Daniel Kegan

Switzerland Insurance Australia Ltd ("SIA") v Dundean Distributors Pty Ltd ("Dundean")

T

Talmax Pty Ltd and Anor v Telstra Corporation Ltd

Tasini and Ors v The New York Times Co and Ors

Telephonic Communicators International Pty Ltd v Motor Solutions Australia Pty Ltd & Others

Telstra Corporation Limited v Amazon.com, Inc. 2011 APO 28

Tesco Supermarkets Ltd v Nattrass

Tessera, Inc. v International Trade Commission

Ticketmaster Corporation v Microsoft Corporation

Thompson v Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd & Ors

Toby Constructions Products Pty Ltd v Computa Bar (Sales) Pty Ltd

Tom Thompson v Handa-Lopez

TPC v Pioneer Concrete (Qld) Pty Ltd

TPG Internet Pty Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Tracker Software International Inc v Tracker Software Australia Pty Ltd

Tradebanc International Pty Limited v Robert Balsdon and Trade Winds Express Card Company Pty Limited

Tramways Advertising Pty Ltd v Luna Park NSW

Trovan Ltd v Sokymat SA

Trumpet Software Pty Ltd v OzEmail Pty Ltd

U

Unilever Australia Ltd v PB Foods Ltd

Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v Sharman Licence Holdings Ltd

University of New South Wales v Moorhouse

US v Robert Tappan Morris

UsedSoft GmbH

V

Virgin Enterprises Ltd v One in a Million Ltd and Ors

Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd v Bluewall Ltd & Ors

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad Pty Limited v Reach Out Volunteers Pty Limited

W

W v Edgell

W.A. Pines Pty Ltd v Bannerman

Warren Publishing Inc v Microdos Data Corp

WEA International Inc v Hanimex Corporation Ltd

Welcome Real-Time SA v Catuity Inc

Westsub v Idaps

Re Wheatley's Patent Application

William & Adams v Computer Systems Implementation NZ

Williams v Keelty

X

Y

Yorke v Lucas

Z

Zeke Services Pty Ltd v Traffic Technologies Ltd

Zeran v America Online Inc

Zirco Corp v American Tel & Tel Co


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