Announcing dates for the
13TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW MOOT
Thursday 19th – Saturday 21nd March 2015
The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) is delighted to announce arrangements for the 2015 Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot, and invites universities from around the world to enter the competition.
The focus of the 2015 hypothetical will be breach of confidence and patent infringement, and will be set in the agricultural biotechnology sector. It will be released by the OIPRC in early September 2014.
Participation in the oral rounds is by invitation only, on the basis of two written submissions prepared by teams wishing to compete. These submissions (of 3,000 words each) must be submitted by Friday 12 December 2014. Invitations will be issued in mid-January 2015.
The registration fee includes Moot participation and social events such as the Friday night Conversazione and dinner, and Saturday night formal dinner. Only those teams who are invited to the oral proceedings will be required to pay the registration fee, which will be due in early February 2015. Teams will be responsible for their own accommodation costs and for travel to and from the Moot – although we will be able to arrange excellent rates for teams to stay at our host college, Pembroke College. Teams may bring a coach and/or observer (for an additional fee). Details about the fees will be released in the Moot Rules in September 2014.
The oral proceedings will comprise four preliminary rounds, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and a Grand Final. Teams may comprise two or three students, with any two team members speaking in any given moot. The Grand Final is always held before senior members of the judiciary; in 2014, the bench was Lord Justice Kitchin, Lord Justice Floyd and Mr Justice Birss.
If you would like further information about the Moot, or to be added to our moot mailing list, please contact the Moot Secretary: [firstname.lastname@example.org]. We will tweet Moot news and reminders on our Twitter account, @OxIPMoot
The Law Faculty and the OIPRC are grateful to the following for making the Oxford IP Moot possible: