Frank Mulock Partner Trademark Agent


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1986 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0168

Fax: +1 613-788-3459

Email: frank.mulock@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa



Frank Mulock

Frank Mulock is an experienced intellectual property lawyer and partner in the Ottawa office of Gowling WLG. He specializes in trademark prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, litigation, anti-counterfeiting and domain name issues.

Frank enhances and protects the brands of a diverse range of clients, from retailers and clothing manufacturers to motor vehicle, entertainment and broadcast companies. Named alongside several colleagues as a “super reliable and accessible partner” in the World Trademark Review's  WTR 1000 2021, Mulock colours his counsel with strong industry knowledge and superb client service. Clients appreciate his tailored advice as well as his high level of responsiveness and efficiency.

Frank has achieved recognition in the Acritas Stars database every year since its inception in 2017. The database identifies the world's very top lawyers based on Acritas' global Sharplegal survey of more than 4,000 general counsel. Client feedback obtained through the survey has lauded his "expertise and service-orientation," and ability to offer "helpful suggestions to counter brand threats." 

In recognition of his ability to add real value to his clients' businesses, Frank also received a prestigious Client Choice Award from the International Law Office in 2015. As part of his nomination, corporate counsel provided a number of positive comments on Frank's work, including:

"He is analytical and insightful and consistently offers sound legal and pragmatic advice, being mindful of the proportionality of expense to be incurred."

"He always conveys the impression that, however big or small the matter in issue might be, it has his undivided attention to be addressed and resolved with preferential status."

Frank has also been recognized as a top-tier intellectual property practitioner in numerous highly regarded legal guides, including The Best Lawyers in Canada, World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, Who's Who Legal and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Actively engaged in the international IP community, Frank is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the European Communities Trade Mark Association and the International Trademark Association.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
      August 2017
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2017
      Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2017
    • Rankings & Awards
      May 2017
    • Rankings & Awards
      January 2017
      Acritas Stars 2017
    • Rankings & Awards
      January 2017
      World Trademark Review 1000 : The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017
    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017
  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      December 2015
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2015
      Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2015
      The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      March 2015
      Gowlings partners take home two Client Choice awards
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2015
      World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      October 2014
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2014
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2014
      Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Expert Guides 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      November 2013
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2013
      Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      July 2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      May 2012
      Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
       2010
      Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2010
  • 1986

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       1986
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1984

    • Education
       1984
      University of Ottawa, LLB
  • 1981

    • Education
       1981
      Carleton University, MA
  • 1979

    • Education
       1979
      Queen's University, BA

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Trademark Association

Frank is a former editor of the Canadian Patent Reporter, the leading Canadian intellectual property law report edited by Gowlings from 1942 to 1999. In 2004, Frank was Canadian IP and Technology Law contributor to Global Counsel. He is also a past editor of Gowlings' IP Report newsletter.

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