The annual International Intellectual Property Moot was held on 18 and 19 March 2011. A record number of submissions were received this year. Lorna Brazell, a partner at Bird & Bird LLP, led the short-listing panel.
This year’s problem touched on issues on trade mark infringement, passing off, unfair competition and breach of confidential information. 22 teams from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, France, Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom were shortlisted to attend the moot in Oxford.
After a day and a half of intense competition, the University of Hong Kong and London School of Economics progressed to the grand final, judged by Lord Justice Jacob, Lord Justice Mummery and Mr Justice Floyd. The grand final was eventually won by London School of Economics.
More information is available on the Intellectual Property Moot website.
The OIPRC and the Faculty of Law are grateful to Linklaters and 8 New Square for making this moot possible.