Lewis

Alexandra A. Lewis

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Alexandra Lewis is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Firm’s Toronto office. Her practice focuses on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property and litigation, with a particular emphasis on global brand management and copyright issues.

As a law student, Alexandra was an editor for the McGill Law Journal and founding editor of the Journal’s podcast series. Prior to law school, Alexandra worked as a paralegal in a leading Washington, DC litigation firm where she assisted in the successful defense of a mass toxic tort matter arising from alleged chemical exposure. Alexandra was a summer student and pursued her Ontario articles of clerkship with Baker McKenzie prior to joining as an associate.

A dual citizen of the US and Canada, Alexandra is licensed to practice in Ontario and New York.

Practice Focus

Alexandra advises on a wide range of intellectual property matters primarily relating to copyright, trademark and domain names, and has a keen interest in emerging issues involving the intersection of IP, media and technology. Alexandra has experience acting on complex IP and commercial litigation matters, including copyright infringement, trade secret, and patent/inventorship disputes. She also regularly counsels clients on their brand protection strategies and assists with trademark clearance opinions, copyright clearance and Canadian copyright collectives, trademark and copyright registration programs, licensing and transfer of IP assets, opposition/cancellation proceedings, and infringement issues, including online enforcement of IP and anti-piracy measures.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing a global media and news aggregator in a copyright infringement dispute brought by several newspaper publishers.
  • Advising clients on Internet-related IP issues, including enforcement against online piracy, content takedown, Canada's notice-and-notice provisions, social media issues, and risk management advice relating to novel Internet technologies or online marketing programs.
  • Advising on domestic and international trademark prosecution and brand management matters for various clients in the IT, fashion, media, pharmaceutical, food, consumer products, and manufacturing sectors.
  • Advising clients on the transfer, licensing, and recording of IP assets.
  • Represented a software company in a copyright infringement dispute involving real estate conveyancing software.
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in a complex litigation involving issues of inventorship, trade secret, and patent.
  • Represented multiple clients in domain name proceedings before the Canadian Internet Resolution Authority.
  • Developed a licensing regime to govern the use of a curriculum and certification program for the governing body of a trades profession.
  • Advised a leading online video and music platform on content licensing.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • International Trademarks Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada 
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section

Admissions

  • Ontario~Canada (2014)
  • New York~United States (2014)

Education

  • McGill University & Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Copyright Master Class program) (2015)
  • McGill University, Faculty of Law (B.C.L, LL.B.) (2012)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.S. Human and Organizational Development, International Leadership and Development, magna cum laude) (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish