The Twelfth Annual Raj Anand Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition 2011 (Press Report)

After a hiatus of two years, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA and Anand and Anand (Top Ten Law Firm in India) jointly organised ‘Twelfth Annual Raj Anand Intellectual Moot Court Competition’, on August 27-28 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.  It is dedicated to the promotion and awareness of Intellectual Property and has set a benchmark for aspirants to the practice of IP. The Competition aims to provide law students with practical exposure to the complex Intellectual Property issues and encouraged to participate, research and develop new skills in this field of growing importance. The organisers aim and goal through this event is to reinforce their commitment towards the enrichment of Intellectual Property Rights.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil Dave, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, High Court of Delhi was the chief guests at the Inaugural and Valedictory ceremony respectively. Of the two day event, the first day began with a case, which involved several issues such as breach of contract, patent laws, trade secrets, and jurisdictions of courts. Hon’ble Justice Dave while addressing the students said “More and more students are opting for law. Lawyers have always played a vital role in the society. Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, have been eminent personalities that have helped shaping the future of this country. By reading about swimming, you can’t learn swimming. Moot courts will give you an opportunity to experience the real court situations. You learn not only from your mistakes but that of your opponent’s as well.” Hon’ble Justice Ms. Gita Mittal addressed the students and told that when a lawyer is mooting, he should be well versed with basics of law rather running behind reference case. They should be well aware of the facts of the case as during the course of trial, the bench might be convinced with the opposition.”

Top sixteen law schools including National Law School of India University, Bangalore; NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad; National Law University, Bhopal; Government Law College, Mumbai; ILS Law College, Pune; National Law University, Kochi; National University for Judicial Science, Kolkata; National Law University Jodhpur; Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, Symbiosis Law School, Pune were invited at the Moot Court Competition. The bench comprising of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil R Dave, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, Judge, High Court of Delhi and Hon’ble Mr. Justice J R Midha, High Court of Delhi judged the final round of the prestigious competition wherein Campus Law Centre, Delhi defeated Government Law College, Mumbai and won the “FLAME OF CREATIVITY” award. Ms. Nikita Arora, Ms. Shreya Seth and Ms. Isheta Srivastava, Second year learners, SLS-NOIDA won the prestigious Spirit of Raj Anand Moot Court Competition Award. 

The credit of organising this competition of immense importance to the legal fraternity goes to Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand, Mr. M S Bharat, Partner, Anand and Anand, and Dr. C J Rawandale, Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.

We promise to meet you for the Thirteenth Raj Anand Moot Court Competition, 2012.