Ridout & Maybee LLP congratulates teams on another successful Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot Competition

Mar 02 2020

Ridout & Maybee LLP would like to congratulate the students of Western Law and the University of Ottawa on an impressive competition at the 2020 Harold G. Fox IP Moot. The students put forth an excellent showing that was well received by all in attendance.

The University of Ottawa team was comprised of Joshua Towes & Almut MacDonald (Appellants), who advanced to the semi-finals at the competition, and Nevena Cekic & Meaghan Coker (Respondents). The team was accompanied by Researcher Ryan Pistorius.

From left to right - Ryan Pistorius, Almut MacDonald, Nevena Cekic, Joshua Toews, Professor Jeremy de Beer, Meaghan Coker, and Professor Katie Szilagyi. Photo by Trent Horne.

At left (Joshua Toews), at right (Almut MacDonald) - arguing before Justice Michael Manson, Prothonotary Angela Furlanetto, and Mr. Brian Gray. Photo by Jeremy De Beer.

The Western Law Team was comprised of Henry Mah & David Lafontaine (Appellants) and Nyrie Israelian & Samantha Wasserman (Respondents). Both teams advanced to the semi-finals, while the Appellants advanced to the finals. The Appeallants were also runners-up for best advocacy overall, while the Respondents won the Gordon F. Henderson Award for the best Respondent factum.

Photo by Rhea Shail-Ann Evans

Ridout & Maybee LLP is a proud sponsor of the Western Law and University of Ottawa moot teams again this year. Since 2009, Ridout & Maybee LLP has assisted moot teams from both universities by providing advice and mock moot practice sessions to help students prepare for the moot competition.

It is thanks to the hard work of these students and future lawyers who help to evolve the fields of law and we are pleased to be a part of their journey in this prestigious moot competition. Congratulations to all teams!

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