Intellectual property: Avoiding court

Mediation is encouraged and will often be ordered as part of the management of your case. You must attend any court-ordered mediation.

Court-ordered mediation will be conducted by a Judicial Registrar of the Court. Alternatively, the parties may agree to use a private mediator appointed under the scheme conducted by the law society or independent bar association of the state or territory in which the proceeding was commenced, or otherwise as agreed.

For more information, please see General Federal Law Practice Direction – Intellectual property (GENFED-IP)