INTA Moot Court Competition

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UNC Students at the INTA Moot Court Competition
Students Christopher Dwight and Ryan Niland stand with Professor Gerhardt. Dwight and Niland, along with fellow classmate Zachary Ainsztein (not pictured), won 2nd Place and Best Brief for the Southeast Region in 2015.

Fall 2015/Winter 2016

How to Apply

Registration begins in the Fall and competition shortly after that. Teams entering the competition must complete an online entry form.

You must be a full or part-time law student to participate.


The International Trademark Association (INTA) is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.

Now in its 24th 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 80 teams of law students participate in the competition each year.

Students are expected to:

  • Write a brief reflecting the issues in the Fact Pattern/Problem.
  • 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, Dallas, New York and San Francisco. Two teams from each of the regional competitions will advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in March.

Visit the competition website for updated information. Official competition rules (PDF).

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