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(6)Remedies

Remedies under s122 PA

Innocent infringement – s123(1) PA

Importance of packaging – s123(2) PA

Relief from unjustified threats – s128 PA

(7)Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994

This topic will only be addressed if time permits.  This part of Topic 5 will not be assessed in the exam.

RR 2005 at 874-876.

Sun World Inc v Registrar of Plant Variety Rights (1997) 75 FCR 528

Grain Pool of WA v Commonwealth [2000] HCA 14; (2000) 202 CLR 475; 46 IPR 515

6.  CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Reading from Prescribed Materials:

MSG 2004: ch 3, 4

RR 2005: ch 11

(1)Background to breach of confidence action

Protection of ideas and information

Jurisdictional basis for breach of confidence action

(2)Equitable action for breach of confidence

(a)Origins and elements of the equitable action

Origins

Prince Albert v Strange (1849) 47 ER 1302 (RR 2005 at 619-621)

Elements of the modern action

(i)Information must not been in public domain

Seven Network (Operations) Ltd v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2007] NSWSC 1289 (13 November 2007)

(ii)Information must be provided in circumstances imposing an obligation of confidence

(iii)Breach of confidence

Moorgate Tobacco Co Ltd v Philip Morris Ltd (No.2) (1984) 156 CLR 414 (RR 2005 at 623)

* Saltman Engineering Co v Campbell Engineering Co (1948) 65 RPC 203 (RR 2005 at 624-626)

* Coco v A N Clark (Engineers) [1969] RPC 41; 1A IPR 587 (RR 2005 at 626-628; MBG 2007 at 552)

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