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:   16 January 2019

SMU Kickstarter:   11 January 2019

Preliminaries:        26 January 2019 


Semi-finals:           26 January 2019


Finals:                    13 February 2019


Please click here to register. The deadline for registration is 20 January 2019, 2359.

Written Submissions

Please send your written submissions to gowlingip@nusmooting.com by 23 January 2019, 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 gowlingip@nusmooting.com


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

2019 Moot Problem

The Finals moot problem can be found here.

The Preliminaries and Semi-finals moot problem can be found here: 

Applicant Statutory Declaration 

Notice of Opposition 

Counter Statement 

Opposition Statutory Declaration 

Past Moots 

To find out more about moot problem in Gowling 2018, 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