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Gowling WLG IP Moot

MDC would like to thank Gowling WLG and JurisAsia LLC for their generous sponsorship and IPOS for their unwavering support of the moot, without which the event would not be possible.

Moot Type

Trademark Opposition (Prelims)

Appellate Advocacy (Semis/Finals)

Key Dates/Info

NUS Kickstarter:   17 January 2018

SMU Kickstarter:   18 January 2018

Preliminaries:        27 January 2018

Semi-finals:           2 February 2018

Finals:                    9 February 2018


Please click here to register. The deadline for registration is 19 January 2018, 2359.

Written Submissions

Please send your written submissions to by 24 January 2018, 1200. Any late submissions will not be entertained. Sample memo can be found here

Competition Rules 

All participants must comply with the rules at all times. The rules can be found here.



An internship at any of Gowling WLG's offices across the globe + $1,200 cash prize.


An internship at Gowling WLG Singapore + $800 cash prize.


An internship at Gowling WLG Singapore + $500 cash prize.

About the Moot

The Gowling WLG Intellectual Property (IP) Moot, in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is Singapore's first IP moot. The competition will expose students to various areas of IP law. The preliminaries of the competition are judged by Hearing Officers from IPOS and lawyers from Gowling WLG.

For more information, please contact


The preliminary rounds will be presided over by IPOS hearing officers and lawyers from Gowling WLG. 

2018 Moot Problem

The moot problem can be found here.

Applicant's Statutory Declaration 

Counter Statement 

Notice of Opposition 

Opponent's Statutory Declaration

Statutory Declaration of Mah Kiet Shere Chervey

Past Moots 

To find out more about moot problems in Gowling 2017, click here.

About Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international firm with over 1,400 lawyers in 18 offices. Gowling WLG has one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices with global experience in managing IP portfolios over the past 125 years. In 2017, Gowling WLG formed an exclusive association with local firm JurisAsia LLC. 

For more information, please visit Gowling WLG or JurisAsia

Media Partner

NUS Law MDC and Gowling WLG are also proud to partner Conventus Law as the official media partner for the event. 

At Conventus Law, we believe in delivering knowledge differently, we believe in being well informed. Our products are highly informative, simple to access and easy to digest. Our services also happen to save clients time and costs. As an online legal platform, we work with the very best law firms to produce timely legal analysis for businesses investing in Asia and beyond. 

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