David Najera (17′) and Joanna Scleidorovich (17′), student-attorneys in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, competed in the regional round of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in New York City. The tournament was organized by the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) and was held on February 11, 2017 at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The team, coached by Professor Christine Farley, won the award for best brief, and placed 3rd in overall competition making this the first year that WCL wins the best brief award in the competition.
The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court competition is one of the most prestigious Intellectual Property events for students and focuses on issues related to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Students are required to write a brief and argue the case before a panel of volunteer attorneys, jurists from the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit and Trademark Trail & Appeal Board of the USPTO, as well as judges from various districts and other courts.
This year’s competition brought teams from various states including: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.