This book provides a picture of how Australian intellectual property law has developed as a distinctly Australian body of law during the century since the country was established. The book takes a selection of key intellectual property law cases and tells their stories, situating each case in its historical, cultural, social or ecomic context, as well as providing factual details about, for example, the arguments made in each case and the evidence adduced. In part, the book offers a deeper legal analysis of the selected cases, many of which have been central to the framing of Australian intellectual property law. The book also provides a fuller sense of each case as revealing and influencing wider understandings and practices. Landmarks in Australian Intellectual Property Law is a valuable resource for teachers, researchers, practitioners and judges in Australia and throughout the common law world.
Andrew T. Kenyon is Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at the University of Melbourne. Megan Richardson is Professor in the Faculty of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at the University of Melbourne. Sam Ricketson is Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne and practises at the Victorian Bar.