• 03 Dec 2014 /  2014-2015 moot

    Clarifications to the Moot Problem have been distributed to the Moot teams (see PDF) in response to the questions for clarification submitted to the IP Moot Committee:

    1. The Supreme Moot Court for Intellectual Property Appeals is the final court of appeals. A decision of the Supreme Moot Court for Intellectual Property Appeals is not appealable
      to the Supreme Court of Canada.
    2. The marks Just Roo It and Just Moo It are used only with the design elements described in the Problem, if any. With respect to the t-shirts displayed on Janet’s Summertime
      Yogurt stand, the words “Just Moo It” and design elements are featured with equal prominence.
    3. Kangaroo sells shoes and apparel suitable for use in sports, although many of their products, including the Just Roo It t-shirts, are worn casually by consumers.
    4. The surname “Dough” in the Problem is pronounced “Doe”.

    In addition, the following directions have been provided regarding the facta due in January (see Schedule):

    • Hard copies are not required—Teams are only required to submit Facta electronically (to foxmoot at dimock.com) in accordance with the Rules (see Rule 6);
    • The table of contents will not count towards the page limit of the Facta;
    • A Book of Authorities is not required and, as a result, will not be expected by the panel or the other side;
      • The Judging Panels will be well versed in the state of the law on the relevant issues and will be knowledgeable of the key authorities;
      • If a team elects to put an authority to the panel, it would be best to follow the established protocol of providing those authorities to opposing counsel in advance of the hearing (or at least shortly before, if possible);
    • The winning facta from the past two years are available on the website (http://ipmootcanada.ca/past-moots/) and may be viewed by the Teams (see Rule 2.6).
  • 01 Dec 2014 /  2014-2015 moot

    The Harold G. Fox Moot Organizing Committee

    Presents

    The 2015 Fox Intellectual Property Lecture

     

    The Rt Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

    President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

     

    will deliver a lecture entitled 

    Trade mark Dilution:  A view from Lord Neuberger

     

     

    The Lecture will be held on Friday February 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm at the Arcadian Court (401 Bay Street., Simpson Tower, 8th Floor).

    RSVP by Monday, January 26th – rsvp@dimock.com

    If attending the luncheon, please arrive prior to 12:00 to pick up your name tag and to get a seat.  Please note, there is no reserved seating.