Harold G. Fox IP Moot

The Harold G. Fox IP Moot, named after famed Canadian intellectual property lawyer Harold G. Fox, was established in 2009 as the first national moot competition devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. Its goal is to promote the furtherance of education in the intellectual property field, and to provide participants with the opportunity to interact with jurists of the Supreme, Ontario, and Federal Courts and experienced practitioners of intellectual property law. The competition takes the form of an appeal of an intellectual property case to a fictitious appellate court of last resort.  Please click here for more information.

What You Need to Know

  • This is an intellectual property law moot
  • The moot is held at the Federal Court House in Toronto in late February


  • The team is comprised of four oralists and one researcher
  • Interested students should apply through the upper year consolidated mooting tryouts


  • Team members receive three graded credits for their participation, which will be applied in the Winter term
  • Team members are required to enroll in the Appellate Advocacy Workshop and will receive two  credits for their participation, which will be applied in the Fall term
  • Team members are expected to have completed, or to be completing the basic course in Intellectual Property
  • Advanced IP courses and seminars are an asset
  • Team members of the Fox IP team are expected to have completed Intellectual Property Law, Copyright, Patents and Trademarks by the Fall of the year they compete