This year’s problem relates to the case Floyd’s Kitchins & Erewhonian Burrellshire Brandy Association v Greenland Supermarket  HCE 107. It covers copyright law, passing off and geographical indicators of origin.
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COVID STATEMENT: The 2020 moot was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the problem for that moot was used for an online competition in March 2021. At the moment, it is planned that the 2022 oral rounds will take place as a purely in-person event in Oxford in March 2022. The schedule will be finalised once we have a sense of team numbers, meaning that the following is subject to change: but we anticipate welcoming teams on the evening of Wednesday 16 March, and then mooting from Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 March 2022.
We appreciate that circumstances can change, sometimes rapidly, and that teams will not know, for sure, whether they will be able to travel to Oxford in March. Interested teams are nevertheless encouraged to make written submissions, as making a submission does not require that teams pay any money or commit to their availability to travel. If a team wins a memorial prize but finds itself unable to come to Oxford, it will still receive its prize. We will also notify teams immediately if, due to changed regulations in the UK or worsening Covid conditions, we need to change plans for the oral rounds.