There are some aspects of the intellectual property regimes that are common to all the regimes. Some of the remedies available for alleged breaches of intellectual property rights fall into this category. In addition, there are some other laws that affect the intellectual property laws in a relatively uniform manner. For example, the restrictive trade practices provisions of Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) apply equally to all owners of intellectual property, subject to one or two variations.
The purpose of this chapter is to deal with most of those aspects. The chapter commences with a discussion of available remedies for infringement. After dealing with remedies, the chapter deals with a number of other miscellaneous issues, such as the relationship between intellectual property and restrictive trade practices.