Myra Tawfik
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000 ext. 2935

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University of Windsor

Professor Myra Tawfik

B.A Hons. (McGill), LL.B (McGill), B.C.L (McGill), LL.M (Queen Mary College, London-Intellectual Property Law), of Osgoode Hall, Barrister-at-law, also of the Bar of Quebec (1986-2000)

A former Associate Dean, Professor Myra Tawfik teaches Copyright Law, the Law of Confidential Commercial and Personal Information, Trademark Law and International Intellectual Property Law. She is the founder and director of the Intellectual Property Legal Information Network (IPLIN) a student-run community legal education initiative. Among its activities, IPLIN runs Entrepreneurship Programs in partnership with the Centre for Advancement and Research (CBAR) at the Odette School of Business.

Recent Publications:

Myra J. Tawfik, History in the Balance: Copyright Law and Access to Knowledge in Geist M., ed From "Radical Extremism" to Balanced Copyright (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010)

Sukanya Pillay and Myra J Tawfik, Internet Law, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (Toronto: Westlaw Carswell, 2008)

Myra J. Tawfik, When Intellectual Property Rights 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: The Globalization of National Courts and the Internationalization of Intellectual PropertyLaw (2007) 32 Queen's LJ (no. 2) 573-601

Myra J. Tawfik, International Copyright Law: W[h]ither User Rights? - Chapter 3 in In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, Geist, M., 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(Intersentia Publishers, Antwerp, Oxford New York)

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

Myra J. Tawfik, Is the WTO/TRIPS Agreement User Friendly? Commissioned Study for the Canadian Library Association on the Impact of the WTO/TRIPS on Public-Sector Libraries January 2005)

Myra J. Tawfik, Intellectual Property Laws in Harmony with NAFTA: The Courts as Mediators between the Global and the Local (2003) 2 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology 213

Myra J. Tawfik, Copyright as Droit d’auteur (2003) 17 Intellectual Property Journal 59

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 Law Review 147

Myra J. Tawfik, “Aussie Rules” on the Boundaries of Copyright Protection in Factual Compilations (2001) 1 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 133

Current Research:

Monograph on early Canadian copyright law history 1824-1924
Prof. Myra Tawfik

(519) 253-3000 ext. 2935

401 Sunset Avenue

Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4