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Wissam Aoun


519-253-3000 ext. 4207

Wissam Aoun is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.  His research focuses on intellectual property, with a particular interest in international comparative patent law and practice, and intellectual property clinical and experiential education. Outside of intellectual property, Wissam’s work explores theories of regulation and administration, with a particular focus on the regulation of professions, including materialist and non-materialist theories of capture.

View his research on his SSRN Author page

Recent Publications:

Between Legality and Legitimacy in Patent Agent Regulation


Pascale Chapdelaine


(519) 253-3000 ext. 2961

Pascale Chapdelaine is Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Her research looks at the interaction between intellectual property, property and contracts, as well as consumer and privacy law, as it relates to new technologies and business processes, media and platforms. Her book: Copyright User Rights, Contracts and the Erosion of Property (Oxford University Press, 2017) explores the rights users have to works protected by copyright (e.g. books, software, music, films) in an ever changing technological environment.

Professor Chapdelaine is Co-Founder of Windsor Law LTEC Lab

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

Professor Chapdelaine’s current research in the area of Consumer Law and Policy in the Age of Algorithms and Big Data includes the following projects and recent publications:

  • Rethinking consumer harm and redress in the networked society (joint research project with Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic and Prof. Marina Pavlovic)

  • Consumer consent and privacy regulation issues

  • Personal Data Subject Rights

  • Algorithmic Personalized pricing  from a normative and legal perspective 

View Dr. Chapdelaine’s publications 


Myra Tawfik


Don Rodzik Family Chair in Law and Entrepreneurship

(519) 253-3000 ext. 2935

Myra Tawfik is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She is an expert in intellectual property law. Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of copyright law, trademark law, international IP law, IP strategy and IP legal history.

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

“Bound by Three Oceans: Reading, Writing, Printing and Publishing in Canada since Confederation,” Special Issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, co-editor with Ruth-Ellen St.Onge and Janet Friskney, 55:2 (Fall 2017)

“Universities are Failing to Equip Entrepreneurs for Patent Battles: Designing an IP 2.0 Curriculum”, CIGI New Thinking on Innovation Series (CIGI, 2017)

 Copyright History as Book History: The Law in Multidisciplinary Context chapter in Paul Torremans ed., Research Handbook on Copyright Law Second Edition (Edward Elgar, 2017)

BookThe Intellectual Property Guide: IP Literacy and Strategy Basics for Innovators (Edmonton: Brush Education, 2019) in press – anticipated November 2019.

Book (in progress): For the Encouragement of Learning: The Origins of Canadian Copyright Law (1824-1867)


Muharem Kianieff


(519) 253 3000 ext. 2957

Muharem Kianieff is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. His research interests include Corporate / Commercial Law, Banking and Negotiable Instruments, Payment Systems, Electronic Commerce, Consumer Protection, Law and Economics, and Public Policy Formation in Canada.

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

Currently examining the desirability of establishing Central Bank Digital Currencies that leverage Blockchain technologies for their implementation. 


“A Question of Trust:  Facebook Libra as Money in the Legal and Economic Sense”: forthcoming, Case Western Journal of Law, Technology and the Internet.


New Kids on the Block Chain Symposium, 30 November, 2018, EPICentre, University of Windsor (Event Blog)


Vincent Manzerolle


Vincent Manzerolle’s teaching and research deals with the history, political economy, and theory of media. He has published on a range of topics including financial technologies, digital marketing and advertising strategies, consumer databases, apps, wireless connectivity, border infrastructure, online audiences, mobile payment systems, and media theory.


Karima Bawa


Karima Bawa is an expert in IP strategy and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI). There, she studies the issues surrounding the commercialization of University R&D and capacity-building in IP strategyfor Canadian Innovators, and she also advises and supports technology start ups.