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Update on Moot Court Competition in light of coronavirus

Thank you for your patience as we awaited updates on the coronavirus in Singapore. As you know, INTA has been closely monitoring the coronavirus situation, including the latest developments in Singapore; our primary objective is to ensure the health and safety of participants in the Competition. Many of the students participating in the Competition have voiced concerns about traveling to Singapore for the oral arguments. 

This is to inform you that we have decided to reformat the Competition for this year.

Instead of having the oral arguments in Singapore on March 6-7, 2020, we have opted to let the students vote on of the following formats:
    1. A Brief Writing Competition—we will judge just the written brief and give cash prizes to the top three scores.
    2. Have the oral arguments take place for the teams with the top eight brief scores via ZOOM (a free online video chat platform).
The students have voted to proceed with a written brief competition. The top three briefs will be awarded the following prizes:

1st place: 1500 USD
2nd place: 1000 USD
3rd place: 500 USD

We greatly appreciate all the time and effort you have put into preparing for the Competition. And, again, thank you your patience and your flexibility due to these difficult circumstances.


 Issued 2/25/20   






Inspired by the continued success of INTA’s Moot Court Competitions in the United States, INTA is pleased to continue the Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition for the third year. The competition is open to teams of students from law schools outside of the United States. The event aims to introduce law students to important issues arising in trademark and unfair competition law in the region and foster a healthy spirit of competition and camaraderie among participating teams.

2019-2020 Competition Materials:
Official Problem
Official Rules
Official Flyer


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. 
Student Benefits
Each participating student will:
  • Gain specialized experience with the region’s only moot court competition focused on trademark law.
  • Practice and refine brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom simulation.
  • Present in front of judges and receive tailored feedback. 
  • Increase networking opportunities with experienced attorneys, judges, and future attorneys from around the world.
  • Winning teams will receive complimentary INTA student memberships.
  • INTA will make a special donation to the school of the Best Team.
Teams in the following categories will be awarded a monetary prize:
  • Best Team
  • Second Place Team
  • Best Brief 
  • Second Place Brief 
  • Best Oralist Team
  • Second Place Oralist Team
For more information about this event, please contact mootcourt@inta.org

For information about Membership, please visit the Membership and Committees page.

Interested in sponsoring the competition? Learn more here

Interested in becoming a judge for the competition? Email mootcourt@inta.org

 

 2019-2020 Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition Winners

 
The winner of the first place brief prize is: Singapore-1: National University of Singapore (Thomas Lee Chee Seng, Siddartha Bodi, Nadine Quah Dingxin, Nah Sze Perng) 

The winner of the second place brief prize is: Singapore-2: National University of Singapore (Vidya Lakshimi D/O Singanathan, Alex Chia Yao Wei, Teng Rou Xing Stella, Low Sheng Wei Ernest) 

The winner of the third place brief prize is a tie between: Singapore-9: Tamil Nadu National Law University and Singapore-18: NALSAR University of Law (Aishwarya R, Ashwin Bala Someshwerar, Vinudeep R, Tejasvi Rajesh) (Anu Sagur, Sankalp) 

 

 2018-2019 Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition Winners

 
  • Best Team: National University of Singapore Team 4
  • Second Place Team: National University of Singapore Team 61
  • Winner of the Final of the Oral Argument: National University of Singapore Team 4
  • Runner Up in the Final of the Oral Argument:  School of Excellence Team 12
  • Best Brief:  National University of Singapore Team 4 
  • Second Place Brief Score: Faculty of Law, Prince of Songkla Team 3 

 

 2017-2018 Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition Winners

 
  • Best Team: National University of Singapore Team 5
  • Second Place Team: National University of Singapore Team 6 
  • Winner of the Final of the Oral Argument: School of Law, SASTRA University Team 13 
  • Runner Up in the Final of the Oral Argument: National University of Singapore Team 5
  • Best Brief:  School of Law, SASTRA University Team 11
  • Second Place Brief Score: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Team 12 

 

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 Travel Information

 

All visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Valid travel document (minimum validity of six months at the time of departure);
  • Onward or return ticket (if applicable);
  • Entry facilities to the next destination; and
  • Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore and visa for entry into Singapore (if applicable). To determine if you require a visa to enter Singapore, please visit this website.

To request a visa letter please email mootcourt@inta.org with the following information:

  • Name and surname as they are written in your passport.
  • Passport number.
  • Dates you will be staying in Singapore.
  • Your telephone number and email address.
  • Name of your University
  • Insurance/travel insurance (in case of medical emergencies)