Powell Gilbert was pleased to sponsor the 15th annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot competition, which was held at the Law Faculty and Pembroke College from 16-18 March 2017. A total of 24 teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom competed in the oral rounds in Oxford. These teams were short-listed following a highly competitive written submissions round.
The 2017 moot problem involved potential infringement of a patent for a bottle that enhances the effervescence of sparkling wines and issues of extended passing off.
After two and a half days of intense competition, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and the University of Toronto progressed to the Grand Final, held before a panel of judges comprised of Lord Justice Floyd, Mr Justice Birss and Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke. Our congratulations to the eventual winners from Bucerius Law School, and to all those who took part in the competition.
The Powell Gilbert awards for Runners-Up for Best Written Submissions went to the teams from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and University of Windsor.