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Sara Zokaei Fard

Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Ms. Zokaei Fard is a lawyer in the intellectual property group focusing on copyright, design and trade mark protection and enforcement. She has also been involved in patent litigation in proceedings in the Federal and High Courts of Australia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
Patent Litigation
  • Advising SNF Australia (an Australian company which manufactures chemicals used in water treatment, particularly mining) in relation to Patent Oppositions in the Australian Patents Office, and patent invalidity and patent infringement proceedings in the Federal and High Court. We have acted on various proceedings involving innovation and standard patents and patents of addition.
  • Avising Seafolly (an Australian swimwear brand) in copyright infringement proceedings which have been issued in Australia, Canada and France regarding third parties that it alleges infringe its fabric prints.
  • Advising Carlisle Homes in relation to a copyright infringement linked to company-specific building plans against Tick Homes (Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd v Tick Homes Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 973).
Design and Trade Marks
  • Acting for a client in respect of design and trade mark protection strategies, IP portfolio management and acting in the Supreme Court of Australia proceeding against its former distributor in the UK.