Newsletter Edition 25 - May 2021


1st CSD-ABPI Moot receives registrations from 14 teams and announces the competition’s case

There was a great demand for registrations in the 1st CSD-ABPI Moot – Intellectual Property Arbitration Competition held by the ABPI Dispute Resolution Center, with 14 teams registered, namely:

The fictitious case of the competition, which will happen on July 3rd and 4th involving arbitration, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial design elements, has also been announced. “We created the CSD-ABPI Moot to spread the culture of arbitration among the IP community in Brazil, and it seems we will have very high-level debates”, says Caio de Faro Nunes, a member of the Organizing Committee.

The only one of its kind with an exclusive focus on IP arbitration, the 1st CSD-ABPI Moot aims to train and educate law students and young lawyers about the practice of arbitration in the field of Intellectual Property. It is a simulated arbitration competition along the lines of other renowned national and international tournaments, such as the CAMARB Brazilian Arbitration Competition, the Willem C. Vis Moot, and the Oxford Intellectual Property Law Moot.

Members of the winning team will be granted one year free of charge as ABPI members, including access to all events promoted by the association, except its annual Congress. The best speaker, whether participating or not on the winning team, will be granted one year of free membership as an ABPI member, with free access to all events, in this case including their participation at ABPI’s Annual Congress. The competition rules and schedule can be accessed through the official event page. The link for arbitrators’ registration will be released soon.