With guidance and supervision from team coaches Dr. Junavit Chalidabhongse and Mr. Mespiti Poolsavasdi, fourth year students of the International LL.B. program at Thammasat University, Bhornbhatr Srinopnikom and Pundaree Tanapathong, represented Thammasat in the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Moot Court Competition from 19th to 24th August, 2017.
Having passed the written and oral examinations conducted by the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, the team qualified as one of the final 8 teams eligible to participate in the oral rounds of the moot court competition. Acting as oral advocates for the plaintiff, defendant and respondent, respectively, in three different moot problems for each round of the competition, the team competed against Siam University, Chiang Mai University and Ramkhamhaeng University.
The moot problems which formed the basis for each round of the competition concerned a number of intellectual property and international trade issues, including: copyright in television formats, performers rights, trademark rights, and the State’s right to refuse to enforce arbitral awards on grounds of public policy.
The team reaped the fruits of its efforts not only from placing first in the competition, but also from acquiring invaluable knowledge, skills and experience.
Left: Bhornbhatr Srinopnikom; Right: Pundaree Tanapathong