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The final of the International Law Competition “Dispute Resolution in the Eurasian Economic Union,” organized by the Department of International Law of the Russian State University of Justice together with the International and Comparative Law Research Center, took place on December 24, 2023, in Moscow, Russian Federation.

The purpose of the competition, which is held annually, is to heighten students’ interest in international legal aspects of integration within the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as to improve the skills of legal writing and forensic eloquence among future lawyers. A total of 18 teams from 7 countries took part in the competition in 2023.

Teams from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) and Lomonosov Moscow State University advanced to the final of the competition. It was a moot court competition involving the referral of a dispute over the invalidity of a Eurasian patent for invention to an arbitration tribunal established by the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The judging panel was headed by the President of the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) of the Eurasian Patent Organization Grigory Ivliev. He highlighted the importance of dispute resolution procedures for the Eurasian Patent Organization arising from the infringement and challenge of rights to inventions and industrial designs protected by Eurasian patents.

Judging panel

The team from Lomonosov Moscow State University became the winner of the competition.

Grigory Ivliev and the team from Lomonosov Moscow State University

Grigory Ivliev granted the “Best Speaker of the Final Game” award to Alexandra Chobotova, a student of the Faculty of Law at HSE University.

Prior to the competition finals, the organizers held a conference “The Court of the Eurasian Economic Union: on the threshold of transformation”. Yulia Fedorova, Head of the Legal Division of the EAPO Legal and Management Department, reported on the establishment of Eurasian jurisdiction in intellectual property.