CPATA will be closed on Monday, November 13 for Remembrance Day.


Juda Strawczynski CEO and Registrar –   

The CEO & Registrar is responsible for all aspects of CPATA’s operations. Juda works closely with the Board of Directors to develop and execute the Board’s directions to establish and maintain a modern, risk-focused regulator. CPATA’s priority is to protect the public interest in the delivery of patent and trademark services. As Registrar, he addresses all regulatory matters involving registration, investigation of complaints and discipline. The CEO speaks on behalf of the College.   

Jen SlabodkinDirector of Registration and Education, Deputy Registrar –   

The Director of Registration is the Deputy Registrar who provides strategic and operational leadership to advance CPATA’s registration, education and examination processes. Responsible for all aspects of CPATA’s registration process, Jen receives and reviews all applications to register as a Class 3 licensee, to change among the classes of licence and to surrender a licence. She also works with the Board of Examiners to administer all aspects of the on-line qualification examinations. 

Victoria Rees – General Counsel, Professional Regulation 

The General Counsel – Professional Regulation supports CPATA in achieving excellence in the College’s regulatory and governance functions. Victoria supports the work of the CEO in ensuring the College complies with the CPATA Act, Regulations, By-laws and policies, and other relevant legislative requirements. Victoria manages the professional responsibility program by providing ethics guidance to licensees, addressing agent conduct concerns and complaints, including concerns of unauthorized practice, managing licensee investigations and prosecutions, and providing professional and policy development support to the Investigations Committee, among others.  

Andrés Díaz Operations Manager –    

The Operations Manager is responsible for all systems used by the College. Andrés ensures efficient access by registrants to maintain up to date information in the Agent Portal, which is published on the Register of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents. He ensures the integrity of licensee information retrieved and extracted from all sources and is the primary source of contact for licensees about their licenses and their renewal, fees and updating of information. Andrés also serves as CPATA’s Privacy Officer (, who oversees all Privacy inquiries and provides information about the College’s Privacy Policies. The Officer handles access to and correction of personal information.  

Dana Dragomir – Communications Officer –   

The Communications Officer is responsible for developing and implementing CPATA’s communications strategy and regular communications within the profession through a variety of digital platforms and other channels. The position is bilingual as the College’s materials are published in Canada’s two official languages. Dana is the College’s webmaster and is responsible for the content and maintenance of the website. She is the primary source of information about CPATA for the public.   

Kathryne OuelletteAdministrative Assistant – Registration & Education – 

Kathryne provides administrative support to CPATA to ensure prompt processing of applications and renewals. She also offers communications assistance and content management for CPATA’s website, newsletter and social media.

Vicci Sakkas – Administrative Coordinator –    

Anne-Thiphaine CamusAdministrator – Registration & Education –