International Trademark Association
Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
Southwest Regional Oral Arguments
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 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 Southwest Regional Competition takes place at the Dallas County Civil District Courthouse, George L Allen Sr. Courts Building with two teams from each of the regional competitions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in March.
The USPTO Texas Regional Office will be hosting an awards ceremony and reception from 4:00-6:00 pm for law students, law faculty, IP attorneys, INTA staff, and volunteers supporting the competition. For more information on the Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, please visit here.