The Intellectual Property Moot is held annually in Oxford. The competition is hosted by the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and organized by the Moot committee. The Competition invites teams from universities around the world to prepare written submissions. From the written submissions, teams are chosen to be invited to the oral rounds. During the oral competition students will be judged by leading counsel in IP law from around the world. The final round of the oral competition will be judged by three UK judges. For this reason, the competition is a great way to network, and to learn from experienced counsel. For more information, please refer to this website.
What You Need to Know
- Typically, the moot is scheduled over 3 days in March in Oxford, UK
- Each team is required to submit a written factum for both appellants and respondents. Each factum is capped at 3000 words, including headings and footnotes.
- In the 2020-2021 mooting season, Osgoode made it to the finals for the very first time and placed second overall, winning the Kirkland and Ellis Runner-Up Prize for Oral Proceedings
- The team is comprised of three students.
- The moot problem is a hypothetical intellectual property law problem set by experts in the field.
- Tryouts occur in the Fall and will be advertised through IP Osgoode.
- If the team is invited to the oral rounds in Oxford, the team will meet weekly in second semester to practice with the coaches.
- Team members receive three graded credits for their participation. An additional two ungraded credits will appear as a CR on the transcript if Osgoode is invited to participate in the oral rounds in Oxford. Both credits will appear in the winter term (total 5 credits).
- Team members are NOT required to enroll in the Appellate Advocacy Workshop (AAW), but if already taken, it would be an asset.
- Team members must have taken at least one of the main upper year IP Law courses including, Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyright or Trademarks.