The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual competition organized by INTA and members of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee. Now entering its 19th year, the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is the only competition in the United States with a focus on trademark and unfair competition law.
The Competition is named in honor of Saul Lefkowitz whose entire distinguished career was dedicated to the development of trademark and unfair competition law. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lefkowitz was a member of the trademark examining corps in the Trademark Office and was a member of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) from its creation in 1958. In 1975, he was named its Chairman.
This moot court competition is open to teams of law school students from accredited law schools throughout the United States. Students are expected to write a brief and argue the case in regional and national competitions before a panel of volunteer attorneys, judges from various district and other courts, members of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and jurists from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).
The objective of the competition is to introduce law students to important issues arising in United States trademark and unfair competition law. Law students who participate in the competition have the opportunity to develop their brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience.