Frank Mulock

Frank Mulock is a senior intellectual property partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. He has extensive experience 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.

Associations professionnelles

  • 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.