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Moot Court - Competition Teams : Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition/Trademark

A research refresher and other "things to know" for those upper level students who are representing UNH Law in the national Moot Court competitions.

Competition

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual competition introducing students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. 

See the Official website for more information at http://www.inta.org/academics/pages/saullefkowitzcompetition.aspx

Please read all the documents carefully!  They include important information including Brief Guidelines and what Rules govern.

2019-2020 Competition Materials


Dates for 2019–2020 Competition  
Week of September 9 – Registration opens October 11, 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time – Registration closes January 3, 2020, 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time – Briefs and substitution of team members due February 8 – Regional Oral Argument Competitions (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles New York, San Francisco) March 21 – National Finals in Washington, D.C.

Students are expected to:

  • Write a brief reflecting the issues in the Fact Pattern/Problem.  
  • Argue the case in regional competitions before a panel of volunteer attorneys and, judges from various district and other courts, and two winning teams from each region argue the case in a national competition before members of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
     

The Regional Competition takes place in February in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Teams from the East will meet in New York. Two teams from each of the regional competitions will advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in March.
 

The brief must be received by INTA no later than 5:00 P.M. U.S. Eastern Time, January 3, 2020. 

 

Applicable Court Rules/Citation for Briefs

In the Official Rules "Except to the extent that the Rules herein are not addressed, the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States shall govern the format of the briefs.

Except to the extent that the Rules herein are not addressed, the Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States shall govern the format of the briefs.

United States Supreme Court Rules may be found at https://www.supremecourt.gov/ctrules/ctrules.aspx

Tips on Bluebook Citation may be found under the "Legal Research" tab on this guide.

Trademark Resources - Electronic

 

Lexis

Click on the "Practice Area" tab and go to the Trademark Law link.  This page includes databases to research cases, statutes, adminstrative materials as well as case settlements, dockets, and news.  Includes the major treatises such as:

Westlaw

Treatises 

Available by looking under "Secondary Sources" and then clicking in the Topical menu (scroll down) under Intellectual Property.  You'll find targeted ALR's as well as well known treatises.

 

Also, check out the Practice Pages Tab and go to the Intellectual Property link.  This starting page provides IP news with links to research sources on the right-hand side of the page.  Don't overlook the Trademarks specific area under "Tools and Resources" for primary materials.  

Bloomberg

Look at the Trademark topic page (got to the home page, then to the law school section, click on "upper-level resources" and then click on "Trademark Law"

Includes Trademark cases, laws and regulation, regulatory agencies (domestic and international) and books and treatises such as: 

 

 

UNH Law Library Resources 

Use the UNH School of Law Library's catalog to find print and electronic primary and secondary legal resources, treatises, journals, databases, government documents, and other materials owned or licensed by the Law Library. It also has a newer collection of Ebooks on many topics. Check out the Advanced Search to filter to the content you want..