Myra Tawfik
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Selected Publications

Edited Book:


Intellectual Property and International Trade: The Search for a Balanced System, G. R. Stewart, M.J. Tawfik, M. Irish (eds.), (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994)

Law Journals and Book Chapters:

Myra J. Tawfik, When Intellectual Property Rgihts Converge: Tracing the Contours and Mapping the Fault Lines 'Case by Case' and 'Law by Law' in An Emerging Intellectual Property Paradigm: Perspectives from Canada, Gendreau Y., ed., (London: Edward Elgar, 2008)

Myra J. Tawfik, No Longer Living in Splendid Isolation: National Courts and the Internationalization of Intellectual Property (2007) 32 Queen's Law Journal 573

Myra J. Tawfik, International Copyright Law: W[h]ither User Rights? - Chapter 3 of In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, Michael Geist ed., (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2005)

Myra J. Tawfik, "Follow the Lego Brick Road: The Doctrine of Functionality Under Canadian Trademark Law" - (2005) 15 Molengrafica Series 71

Myra J. Tawfik, International Copyright Law and Fair Dealing as a User Right(April-June 2005) UNESCO Copyright Bulletin

Myra J. Tawfik, Intellectual Property Laws in Harmony with NAFTA: Judges as Mediators between the “Global” and the “Local” – (2003) 2 Can. J. Law & Tech. 213-221

Myra J. Tawfik, Copyright as Droit D’auteur (2003) 17 IPJ 59-81

Myra J. Tawfik, Decompiling the Federal Court of Appeal’s “NAFTA Argument” in Tele-Direct (Publications) Inc v. American Business Information Inc - From Facts to Fiction (2001-2002) 33 Ottawa L.R 147-176

Myra J. Tawfik, “Aussie Rules” on the Boundaries of Copyright Protection in Factual Compilations (2001) 1 Oxford Univ. Commonwealth L.J. 133 – 146

Myra J. Tawfik, The Impact of International Trade Regimes on Cultural Rights, S. Rees and S. Wright (eds), Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility: A Dialogue, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, (N.S.W: Pluto Press Australia Limited, 2000) pp. 158-173

Myra J. Tawfik, Competing Cultures: Canada and the World Trade Organization - The Lessons from Sports Illustrated (1998) 36 Can. Yearbook of Int’l L., pp. 279-302

Myra J. Tawfik, Copyright and Culture in the Global Village in Copyright Reform: The Package, the Policy and the Politics, H.P. Knopf, (ed.), (Toronto: Insight Press, 1996) pp. 307-332

Myra J. Tawfik, The Secret of Transforming Art into Gold: Intellectual Property Issues in Canada-US Relations (1994) 20 Canadian-American Pub. Pol’y pp.1-43.

Myra J. Tawfik, Parallel Importation and Intellectual Property Law in G.R. Stewart, M.J. Tawfik, M. Irish (eds.), Intellectual Property and International Trade: The Search for a Balanced System, (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994) pp. 19-39

Myra J. Tawfik, The Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs in Canada (1991) 7 CIPR 133-153


Commissioned Studies:

Is the WTO-TRIPS User-Friendly? Report Commissioned by the Canadian Library Association on the Impact of WTO-TRIPS on Public-Sector Libraries (January 2005)