The Competition of the Simulated Intellectual Property Tribunal in the University of Jordan
The School of Law at the University of Jordan has witnessed on Monday, May 20, 2005, the first experiment of its kind at the level of the Arab universities. The final stage of the Simulated (Replica) Tribunal Competition for the students of the School of Law was conducted.
The stages of this contest started three months earlier and included the litigation proceedings of a case related to trademarks. The competition was organized upon an initiative of the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) in cooperation with the Faculty of Law at the University of Jordan. It was designed to promote spirit of excellence and creativity within students, and provide the community with qualified professionals in the field of intellectual property.
The final hearings were held at Sameer Shamma Theater in the presence of the faculty and a large number of students from the School of Law. The pleadings were presented by the participating students before a magistrate panel consisting of five members, presided by Judge Tha’er AL Adwan.
The participating students displayed a high professional level in litigation, and demonstrated consciousness and knowledge in intellectual property lawsuits.
Senior lawyers attending the competition highly valued this pioneering experiment that AIPMAS will annually organize in cooperation with the School of Law.
The winners in this competition were rewarded during the AIPMAS inauguration ceremony, held under the patronage of Dr. Adnan Badran, the Prime Minister of Jordan on July 11, 2005.
Similar competitions are usually organized by renowned international universities, such as Harvard University, where first runners and innovators are selected to work for major law firms.