Greer Burns and Crain partners Amy Ziegler, Paul Juettner, Larry Crain and Patrick Burns served as judges for the Midwest Regional Oral Arguments of the Saul Lefkowitz National Trademark Moot Court Competition, held in Chicago on February 11, 2012. Tanja Proehl and Danielle Beach, two attorneys with the firm, served as volunteer bailiffs, making GBC’s participation one of the highest in the Midwest Regional Competition.
The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Students develop their brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience. Approximately 60 teams of students from U.S. accredited law schools participate in the competition each year. Two winning teams from each of the Regional Competitions in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. The Competition is an annual event sponsored by the International Trademark Association and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago in the Midwest Region.