UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL’s Intellectual Property Moot Team selected to compete in the Annual Oxford International Moot

3 March 2021

UCL Laws students Alix Anciaux, Ho Tin Stephen Chow and Jing Lin Stephanie Chan will be competing next week in the oral rounds of the prestigious Oxford IP Law Moot.

Screenshot of online mooting competition

We are delighted to announce that UCL’s Intellectual Property Moot Team will be competing in the oral rounds of the 18th Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot Competition which will take place, virtually, between 7 and 20 March.

The Oxford Moot is arguably the most prestigious intellectual property law mooting competition attracting applications from many distinguished law schools from around the world. Last year, the organisers took the difficult decision to cancel the oral rounds. As a result, this year's competition received a record number of entries, combining those which had already been accepted into the oral rounds in 2020, along with fresh entries for 2021. These have been whittled down to 32 teams, selected based upon the quality of their written submissions.

The UCL team members, Stephen Chow, Alix Anciaux and Stephanie Chan, have all studied intellectual property law at UCL Laws. Stephen and Alix, original members of 2020 Moot team, will graduate soon with LLM degrees. They are joined this year by Stephanie Chan, who is currently studying the LLB at UCL Laws. The UCL team - coached by Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, and Alexandra Mezulanik, UCL IBIL Research Assistant - is one of only eight teams from UK universities to make it through to the final oral rounds.

We wish the team the very best of luck!