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Alexandra Mogyoros

Alexandra Mogyoros

Assistant Professor
DepartmentFaculty of Law
Areas of ExpertiseIntellectual property; law and technology; private law; corporate governance

Alexandra Mogyoros is an acting assistant professor within the Faculty 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 Ryerson 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.

Selected Articles

“Federation of Law Societies: Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Principles of Fundamental Justice” (2017) 80 Supreme Court Law Review (2d).

“A Critical Review of the Canadian Law of Toxic Torts” (2015) 23:1 Tort Law Review 60 (with Brandon Stewart).

“Present Thinking on the Future of Intellectual Property: A Literature Review” (2014) 11:1 SCRIPT-ed: A Journal of Law, Technology & Society 69 (with Jeremy de Beer and Sean Stidwill).

“Deconstructing Directness: A Critical Evaluation of the Role of Directness in the Canadian Tort of Battery” (2013) 21:1 Tort Law Review 24.

“Reflections on the Current Status of Bioethics Education” (2011) 1:1 Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities 143 (with Maxwell Smith and others).

Selected Conference Papers

“In brands we trust?” St. Peter’s College’s Graduate Seminar Series, University of Oxford, St. Peter’s College, June 2, 2020 (Digital Event).

“Ethical Trademarks: Empowering consumer choice or better branding?” MIDI Tech Lunch, Centre of Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, November 11, 2019 (Ottawa, ON).

“The Efficacy of Food Labels: Has the Market Surpassed its Carrying Capacity for Certification Marks?” Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy 2019 Conference, November 7-9, 2019 (Toronto, ON).

“Pseudo-Certification Marks” 19th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, August 8-9, 2019 (Chicago, IL).

“Insights on Copyright Registration from Field Research - The American Context Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre: Contemporary Intellectual Property Policy Roundtable” St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, September 29, 2017 (Oxford, UK).

“Certification Marks: Just another Sign?” 34th Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), September 27-30, 2015 (Cape Town, South Africa).

“What Drives the Future of Intellectual Property Law?” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, May 28-31, 2015 (Seattle, WA).

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, 2018

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2017

Middle Common Room Grant, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, 2016

Fellowship, Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open AIR), 2013

Degree Institution Year
DPhil (Doctor of Philosophy) Candidate University of Oxford Current
BCL (Master of Common Law) University of Oxford 2015
JD (Juris Doctor) University of Ottawa 2013
BAS (Bachelor of Arts and Science) University of Guelph 2009