Every March, talented law students from all over the world travel to the UK to compete in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot. Oyen Wiggs was proud to sponsor the team from the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC) again this year.
We also offer our congratulations to the UBC team—represented by Emily LeDue, Dylan Braam, and Kevin Wang—for their outstanding performance in the oral rounds and for taking home the Powell Gilbert prize for 2nd best written submissions.
Tom Bailey, a partner at the firm, helped to coach the UBC team and mentor them throughout the process. When the moot’s problem was released in September, Tom helped the UBC law students to develop their strategy. The questions for this year’s moot focused on trademark law and involved the fictitious country of Shangri-La.
Tom continued to mentor the UBC team in Oxford, where they argued exceptionally well. After securing a 3-1 record against the University of Oxford, the University of Bern, the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), and Tsinghua University, the UBC team advanced to the quarter-finals to compete against City, University of London.
The quarter-final moot was remarkably well-argued, with the judges awarding the quarter-final to City. The team from City then went on to win the final moot prize.
Oyen Wiggs is proud to have played a role in supporting the UBC team and developing the next generation of IP talent.
“The team’s outstanding performance would not have been possible without Tom’s help and guidance.” –Dr. Graham J. Reynolds, Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
In addition to Tom’s serving as co-coach, Jennifer Marles, a partner with the firm volunteered her time as a guest judge.
We’re also thrilled to announce that a member of the UBC team, Kevin Wang, will be joining us as a summer law student this year.