The question for the 2019 Oxford IP Moot focuses on trade mark law, and introduces a new fictitious country: Shangri-La. The hypothetical revolves around the registration, in Erewhon, of a mark that contains Shangri-Lese characters alongside an English word. There is an allegation of trade mark infringement in relation to that mark. Details about the problem are available here.
The Competition invites teams from universities around the world to prepare written submissions and present oral argument on each side of a hypothetical intellectual property law problem set by experts in the field.
The Grand Final is held before senior members of the judiciary; this year’s judges will be Lord Kitchin, Lord Justice Floyd and Mr Justice Birss.
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