Northeastern Law Trademark Team Takes Third Place in Lefkowitz Competition
02.11.19 — A three-member team from Northeastern University School of Law took third place at the Eastern Regional of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The competition was hosted by the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Amanda Bishop ’19, Jennifer Cullinane ’19 and Shelby Hecht ’19 placed third for their combined brief and oral argument, besting 12 other teams in the region. The competition involved an analysis of a mock case concerning issues arising in United States trademark and unfair competition law. Under the guidance of their faculty advisors, professors Susan Montgomery and Jessica Silbey, the team submitted an appellate brief in early January and practiced their oral arguments for five weeks before competing before a three-judge panel.
“We are very proud of the team's achievement and hard work,” said Professor Jessica Silbey. “They were self-motivated, showed professionalism in their independence and organization and steadily improved their oral argument over the past two months to nail it today in New York.”
The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual event honoring Saul Lefkowitz, whose entire distinguished career was dedicated to the development of trademark and unfair competition law. The competition is open to teams of students from US accredited law schools. Approximately 80 teams of law students participate in the competition each year.
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