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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office's 3rd Annual Data Day

May 30, 2023
10:00 AM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT
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On May 30th, Lincoln Alexander Law Professor Alexandra Mogyoros will be presenting her research at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's third annual "Data Day." Professor Mogyoros will be presenting a talk titled “Looking for answers: the practice of pseudo-certification marks in Canada."

Consumers readily use certification marks at a glance to identify whether a product is certified to have a particular attribute or meet a given standard, as determined by the mark owner. Professor Mogyoros explores how pseudo-certification marks are registered as ordinary trademarks but used to perform the same goal of a certification mark, and whether this practice poses an existential risk to the certification mark regime.

Alexandra Mogyoros

Alexandra Mogyoros is an acting assistant professor within the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, and she teaches property law and legal theory.

Mogyoros frequently consults with governments, governmental organizations, and non-profit public interest organizations on issues relating to intellectual property policy, law and technology, constitutional law, and freedom of information.

She has an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree, with a focus in biology and philosophy, from the University of Guelph and a JD from the University of Ottawa. Mogyoros has a BCL degree with Distinction from the University of Oxford at St. Hugh’s College, and is currently completing her DPhil in Intellectual Property Law at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses on developing a legal framework to regulate trademarks as brands in light of their public interest functions and is supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship.

Prior to joining Toronto Metropolitan University, Mogyoros held research positions and fellowships at the universities of Toronto, Ottawa, Edinburgh, Cape Town, and Oxford. She also clerked for Justice Thomas Cromwell and Justice Malcolm Rowe at the Supreme Court of Canada. She articled and practised in a litigation boutique in Toronto, and is called to the Ontario bar. Alexandra is an Associate Member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa.