Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th March 2019

The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) is delighted to announce arrangements for the 2019 Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot, and invites universities from around the world to enter the competition.

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.

To keep apprised of announcements and news in relation to the moot (#OxIPMoot), please follow us on Twitter: @OxIPMoot or the Moot website.

If you would like further information about the Moot, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact the Moot Secretary: [moot@oiprc.ox.ac.uk].