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UCL IP Moot Team success at the Annual Oxford International IP Law Moot

20 March 2023

UCL Laws’ IP Moot Team reaches the final four in the prestigious Oxford International Intellectual Property (IP) Law Moot, being the highest place UK team in the competition.

Moot team plus coaches

We are pleased to report that UCL's Intellectual Property Moot Team reached the semi-finals in the oral rounds of the 20th Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot Competition, which took place in Oxford between 16th and 18th March 2023. This placed UCL in the Top 4 teams out of the 28 invited to Oxford based on their written submissions, which were ranked in the Top 5 out of all the submissions received. By reaching the Semi-Finals, UCL was the highest placed UK team in the competition.

The team has spent the last 6 months preparing for the competition, which required analysis of the law of copyright and the pastiche defence. It comprised Dheemanth Vangimalla (LLM), Camille Pellicano (LLM) and Zachary Quentin-Lewis (LLB), who presented oral arguments at the competition. They were accompanied and supported by coaches Cartman Tai (LLB), Josh Bradley (PhD Candidate) and Professor Sir Robin Jacob.

At Oxford, the UCL team competed against Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany), Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (India), University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada) in the preliminary rounds to reach the Quarter Finals. The team then beat Australian National University (Australia), before bowing out in the Semi-Finals to the eventual winners - the University of Ottawa (Canada).

Many congratulations to the team!

Find out more about this year’s Moot and the full list of results here