Gowlings partners take home two Client Choice awards

26 February 2015

Gowlings partners Frank Mulock and Vladislav Ugryumov have been awarded the prestigious Client Choice Award for 2015 by the International Law Office (ILO), in partnership with Lexology.

Both Mulock and Ugryumov were the exclusive winners in their respective categories, with Mulock receiving the Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property: Trademarks for Ontario, and Ugryumov receiving the award for Intellectual Property: Patents for Russia.

Each year, the Client Choice Awards recognize lawyers around the world who stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The nominees — who can only be put forward by corporate counsel — are judged on their ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market.

“Frank and Vlad are highly skilled lawyers who embody our firm's commitment to delivering outstanding client service,” said Scott Jolliffe, Gowlings chair and CEO. “These awards reflect their dedication to their clients, and the exceptional guidance and trusted advice they provide. We’re delighted to see their achievements recognized in this way.”

A partner in Gowlings’ Ottawa office, Frank Mulock practises intellectual property law with an emphasis on trademark prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, litigation and domain name issues. Considered a leader in the field, Mulock is adept at providing sound and pragmatic legal advice to his diverse clientele.    

Practising out of the firm’s Moscow office, Vladislav Ugryumov is a leading intellectual property lawyer who specializes in patent litigation and prosecution. He is widely known for his ability to provide timely, strategic advice, and for devising practical solutions to complex legal issues.

Gowlings has been repeatedly recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent intellectual property law firms, with top-tier practices in patents, trademarks, copyright, IP litigation, life sciences and more. With nearly 150 legal professionals serving clients in offices across Canada and in Moscow,  you can depend on Gowlings to deliver practical, cost-effective legal advice to help you grow your business and advance your vision.