CU Law Students Sweep Trademark Competition

March 10, 1997

Two teams of University of Colorado law students captured first and second place in a regional moot court competition on trademark and unfair competition law in San Francisco.

The winning team will proceed to the 1997 national finals in Washington, D.C., on March 22.

Placing first and winning the best oralists and best briefs awards were Nancy Fogle of Boulder and Kirstin Stoll of Thornton.

Second place went to Marco Chayet of Boulder, Brad Hattenbach of Westminster and Kate Wingard of Boulder.

This is the fourth year in a row that CU law students coached by law Professor Art Travers and Associate Professor Curtis Bradley have won the 13-state western regionals of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition.

Fifteen teams competed in the Feb. 22 regionals including the University of Oregon and the University of California campuses at Davis and Berkeley.

Each team consisted of two or three students who prepared briefs and argued a complicated case involving the use of two registered trademarks in a comparative ad by a competing company.

The national finals will be in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., the premier trademark court in the United States. The finals will be judged by two panels of federal judges and top trademark administrators.

CU will compete against three other regional winners in the finals. The names of the schools are not disclosed until after the competition to help ensure unbiased judging.

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