Congratulations to the Windsor Law team for taking 3rd prize in the written submission category out of a record number of 59 submissions received for the oral rounds of the 15th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot Competition this month. The team was comprised of Ruebe James (2L), Sanjeevan Shivakumar (3L), and Shannon Uhera (3L), and their coach, Professor Pascale Chapdelaine.
This year’s moot problem required the team to address three issues including an alleged infringement of the claimant Whispering Gums Winery’s patent for a bottle that improves the fizziness of sparkling wines. Also, whether the use of the word “Erewine” by the defendant Loddon River Vineyards to describe a wine produced in the fictional “Erewhon” region, constitutes passing off.
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