Intellectual Property Moot Court Team

Now in its 20th year, the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual event honoring Saul Lefkowitz, whose entire distinguished career was dedicated to the development of trademark and unfair competition law.

The competition introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Students develop their brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience.

The competition is open to teams of students from U.S. accredited law schools. Approximately 60 teams of law students participate in the competition each year.

Students are expected to:

  • Write a brief.
  • Argue the case in regional and national competitions before a panel of volunteer attorneys, judges from various district and other courts, members of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and jurists from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Regional Competition takes place in February in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

The winning team from each of the regions advances to the National Final Competition, which takes place in March in Washington, D.C.