University of Technology Sydney

78259 International Intellectual Property Moot (Oxford)

6cp; availability: by invitation only
Requisite(s): ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law)
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject is only for students who have been selected to represent UTS Law in a mooting competition, and as per the subject description, selection is via a competitive process. Students interested in mooting, are encouraged to get involved with the program run by the Law Students' Society. More information on the LSS website.


The subject offers students the opportunity to participate in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot for credit. The moot is held annually in Oxford, UK, over three days and is hosted by the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. The competition invites teams from universities around the world to prepare written submissions and present oral argument on a hypothetical problem question in the field of intellectual property law.

Students analyse a problem relating to copyright, trade marks, patents, confidential information, passing off or any combination thereof. They are challenged to engage in comparative research of legal rules at national, regional and international levels, and to develop original arguments on cutting-edge issues of intellectual property. They conduct detailed and in-depth legal research on various national laws and prepare written and oral pleadings arguing both appellant and respondent positions of the case. The subject is demanding and equates to a substantial research project.

A team of two or three students is chosen following a competitive selection process. The team develops written submissions, under the close supervision of UTS academics. Participation in the oral rounds is by invitation only, on the basis of the written submissions. The written submissions are usually due in December, while the announcement of teams making it through to the oral rounds is in January. Students therefore only enrol in the subject if they are selected to compete in the oral rounds.

Teams selected to compete in the oral rounds travel to Oxford for the competition. The oral proceedings consist of four preliminary rounds, quarter-finals, semi-finals and a grand final. The grand final is held before senior members of the UK judiciary.

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